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Car 28 leaves Strathallan Depot for the last time.

Privately owned Douglas Saloon Horse Car No.28, left Strathallan Depot today (Weds. 1st February) on the back of a trailer, its destination unknown, although there are rumours it is heading off island. The car was one of six which were auctioned off in August last year, deemed as being 'surplus' by…

Video footage of Grooved Horse Tram Rail

THE MERS believes that enough grooved track (over 6km) was purchased from the aborted Mersey Light Rail scheme, to relay a double track for the Horse Tramway from Derby Castle through to the Victoria Clock. The rail is currently stored in a yard close to the South Quay in Douglas. The following vid…

Temporary Depot Deferred… Department seeking 'alternative' options.

ANYONE attending today's meeting of the Planning Committee hoping to witness discussion of the Department of Infrastructure's proposal to see "Erection of temporary horse tram facility including tram shed, stables, staff welfare facilities, parking and new vehicular access" on the site of the forme…

"This is by no means over. Its going to rattle on…"

Speaking on Manx Radio today, Secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society Julian Nutter, branded the latest move by Tynwald for the Horse Tramway 'a mess'... JAMES DAVIS: The Secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society has predicted the ongoing regeneration of Douglas Promenade will continue…

LATEST HORSE TRAM PLANS "MERS BRANDS PROM SAGA A MESS"

Manx Radio Reports "A well-known figure in the debate over the regeneration of Douglas promenade has predicted the saga will drag on a lot longer. Tynwald opted to retain the full length of the horse tram service - on just a single line - by 17 votes to 14 on Tuesday (17 Jan). The Secretary of the…

Horse trams "to continue" along full promenade

Manx Radio reports that the "Horse Trams will continue to run the full length of Douglas Promenade". That’s after Tynwald narrowly backed a move by East Douglas MHK Chris Robertshaw and rejected proposals by Ray Harmer's Department of Infrastructure to abandon the section along Loch Prom. But despi…

HOURS TO SAVE OUR HORSE TRAMWAY

The fate of the Douglas Horse Tramway is likely to be sealed at this month's sitting of Tynwald which is due to commence tomorrow (Tuesday 17th January). On Sunday 15th January, the MERS contacted members of Tynwald and other interested parties, urging them to “listen to the people” when it comes t…

HOW YOU CAN HELP TODAY

The Douglas Horse Tramway has survived intact for 140-years, through bankruptcy, two world wars and the reigns of six monarchs. January 2017 it now faces its gravest threat. For it to survive IT NEEDS YOUR HELP PLEASE BY: Using the links below to sign the petition and email politicians in the Manx…

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY

TYNWALD MISLED BY DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE. Shortly before the Christmas break, on December 13th Tynwald voted on a series of measures put forward by the Department of Infrastructure in which a proposal strikingly similar to one rejected before the election in July was narrowly defeated. The ai…

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