Failt ort, Welcome...
 
... to Douglas Bay Tramway Heritage Trust, a fundraising charity helping to promote and support the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, its draught horses and its historic tramcars.

 
The Horse Tramway...
  
...is the oldest horse-drawn passenger tramway to remain in service anywhere in the World, having opened in 1876.
 
 
Our Tramway Guide provides comprehensive information about the history of the Tramway, its present day operation and services, the tram horses and the historic tramcars.

Timetable & Fares
 
The Heritage Trust...
 
... raises funds to provide financial and other assistance with the preservation and operation of the Tramway, the promotion, upkeep and welfare of its horses, the conservation of its historic tramcars, and much more besides.
 
 
About the Trust explains our charitable purposes and objectives and how, with your kind donations, we can help to support the Tramway, conserve its heritage and develop it as a broader visitor experience.

Make a Donation
 
Douglas Bay Trammers...

  
... are the team of magnificent heavy draught horses that 'work' the tramway around Douglas Bay. With their immense power, large round feet and generally good temperament, Clydesdales and Shires are well suited to pulling horse trams.
 
 
There are presently more than twenty-five of these heavy draught horses with the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. Find out more on our Tram Horses guide page. 

Sponsor a Trammer

Tramcar No.32...

... was the first of six tramcars of the 'Sunshade' type built by G F Milnes & Co of Birkenhead and delivered to the Douglas Bay Tramway in 1896, similar to the earlier 'Toastrack' cars but with a lightweight canopy roof fitted.
 

The Trust is raising money to help with the restoration of Tramcar No.32 to near original design, condition and livery as part of the Tramway's designated "Museum Set". For more information about the tramcar and supporting this restoration project, follow this link.

Tramway News & Views...

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