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Douglas Bay Tramway Heritage Trust is an education and conservation charity established to help promote and support the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, its draught horses and its historic tramcars.


Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is the oldest horse-drawn passenger tramway to remain in service anywhere in the World. Having opened in 1876, it still uses its Victorian & Edwardian era tramcars.
Our Tramway Guide pages provide comprehensive information about the history of the Tramway and its route, the tram horses and their stables, and the historic tramcars.

Douglas Bay Tramway Heritage Trust helps to promote and support the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, its draught horses and historic tramcars, with a focus on advancing education through conservation.
About the Trust explains our aims and objectives and how our charitable funds can help to support the Tramway, conserve its heritage and develop it as a broader educational visitor attraction.

Douglas Bay Trammers are the large team of wonderful draught horses employed by the Tramway to operate its heritage transport service along the Douglas Promenades.
With their immense power, large round feet and generally good temperament, Clydesdales and Shires are well suited to pulling horse trams. Find out more on our Tram Horses guide page.

Thirteen Historic Tramcars from the Victorian and Edwardian eras have been retained by the Tramway to operate the horse tram service, a selection of open-sided cross-bench cars, enclosed saloons and even a double-decker!
These historic tramcars afford visitors the opportunity to experience urban public transit pre-dating the arrival of electric trams in the World. Our Tramcar Fleet guide page explains more.
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