Douglas Bay Tramway Heritage Trust

The new Tramcar Depot at Strathallan
Trammers attending a local themed event
Preserved 'Little Stables' Exhibition Room

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Douglas Bay Tramway Heritage Trust is an Isle of Man charity helping to promote and support the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, to conserve its heritage and to develop it as a broader educational visitor attraction.

Our focus is heritage education and conservation.

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The Heritage Trust

Tramway Terminus at Derby Castle

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.

The Tramway still uses its Victorian & Edwardian era tramcars and stables to provide the unique heritage transport service up and down the seafront Promenades of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man.

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Horse Tramway
Along the Route

Upper Tramway Stables at Summer Hill

Douglas Bay Trammers

A large team of heavy draught horses known locally as 'trammers' are employed by the Tramway to provide the heritage transport service.

During the operating season, the working horses reside in the Tramway's original historic stables dating from 1877, where the public can visit the 'trammers' and learn all about their lives.

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Tram Horses
Tramway Stables

Inside Strathallan Tramcar Depot

Historic Tramcars

A fleet of historic tramcars operate the horse-drawn transport service, a selection of open-sided roofed and un-roofed cross-bench cars, enclosed saloons and a double-decker.

When not out on the Promenades, the tramcars are housed in the new purpose-built Strathallan Tramcar Depot which is open to the public on selected dates.

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Historic Tramcars
Tramcar Depot