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Department of Infrastructure Acquire Historic Horse Tramway Stables

The horse tram stables at Tramway Terrace have been bought by the Department of Infrastructure from Douglas Borough Council (DBC) for £600,000. This supports the Department’s plans for the regeneration of Douglas Promenade and the future operation of the horse trams. A key factor in buying the buil…

An Unusual Arrival !

An unusual arrival for the Island appeared on Thursday, March 22, 2018 when one time Ribble double-deck bus No.2687 was unloaded at Douglas Harbour. Leyland Titan PD2/3 CCK 663 was new during November 1949 to Ribble Motor Services, Frenchwood Avenue, Preston, fitted with Brush lowbridge layout 53-s…

"Horse Tram Running Costs Near To Half A Million"

April 2017 to March 2018 season stats released "Running the horse trams along Douglas promenade cost the Isle of Man Government just shy of half a million pounds last summer. Revenue generated by the heritage tramway was £143,000 but running costs were £626,000. The figures come from a freedom of i…

The Return of Car No.45

Following on from the recent return to use of overhauled car No.36, Bulkhead car No.45 made its first trip along Douglas Promenade today after undergoing a thorough rebuild at the MER’s Derby Castle Depot. Looking somewhat different from the last time the 1908 built car saw use as the 2017 season d…

'Snaefell Mountain Railway Set To Resume'

Safety concerns addressed, says DoI 'Snaefell Mountain Railway services start today, one day late. There had been concerns it wouldn't be able to start running, following serious safety issues which necessitated an early closure of the railway last year. Services were suspended in September, follow…

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