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HORSE DRAWN TRAMS: Horse Drawn Trams up and down the Douglas Promenade, a unique attraction in the very heart of Douglas. How unique, the Trams are the oldest surviving Horse Drawn Trams in the world having commenced services in 1876. The Trams offer tourists the opportunity to view the 'Prom' and Douglas Bay at a leisurely pace.

The Tram Station at the Sea Terminal end is very handy, in reasonable proximity to the Bus Depot and Douglas Railway Station, conversely the Tram Station at the other end of the Promenade is immediately adjacent the Manx Electric Railway Station, allowing a simple transfer to the Manx Electric Railway servicing Laxey and Ramsey. At Laxey passengers have the option to take the Snaefell Mountain Railway to the Snaefell Mountain summit.

The horses are well cared for and when deemed too old or infirm for Tram duties they are spelled for life at the Isle of Man 'Home for Horses'.

DOUGLAS PROMENADE: The Horse Drawn Tram gets along at a sedate clip with seemingly very little disturbance to the flow of more modern forms of transport, then again the Isle of Man population appear more adept at working in with such a wonderfully unique attraction as compared to the rat race populace and traffic of so many cities of the world today.

No.35 TRAM TRAVELLING ALONG THE 'PROM'

No.33 TRAM AT THE SEA TERMINAL 'TURN AROUND'

No.45 DOUBLE LENGTH

TRAM SHED: I spotted a couple of different Tram types in the Tram Shed, located at the Derby Castle end of the Promenade.

FULLY ENCLOSED TRAM

No.18 TRAM: 1850, 'FALCON BREWERY'

MORE ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS: Please continue my 'Isle of Man Railways' coverage by selecting from the following pages...

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Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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