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

 
The Horse Tramway...

Douglas Bay 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.
 
  
The Heritage Trust...

Douglas Bay Tramway 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 support the Tramway, conserve its heritage and develop it as a visitor experience.

http://www.dbtht.org/donate


Meet the 'Trammers'...
 
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. Learn all about the Trammers on our Tram Horses guide page.

http://www.dbtht.org/sponsor

  
Tramcar No.32...

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.


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.