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DOUGLAS HORSE TRAM

During our return holiday to the Isle of Man in 1998 we took,the opportunity to ride, once again, on the Douglas Bay Horse Trams. The tramway on the Isle of Man runs along the seafront promenade for approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km), from the southern terminus at the Victoria Pier, adjacent to the Sea Terminal, to Derby Castle, the southern terminus of the Manx Electric Railway, where the workshops and sheds are located. On a nice day it is a very pleasant way of passing some time away.

 

You might remember that back in November my camera club held a major exhibition at the Charnwood Museum, Loughborough, of members work in the form of prints. Below is my video of all the photographs included, sit back and enjoy our exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 3/14

DOUGLAS HORSE TRAM

During our return holiday to the Isle of Man in 1998 we took,the opportunity to ride, once again, on the Douglas Bay Horse Trams. The tramway on the Isle of Man runs along the seafront promenade for approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km), from the southern terminus at the Victoria Pier, adjacent to the Sea Terminal, to Derby Castle, the southern terminus of the Manx Electric Railway, where the workshops and sheds are located. On a nice day it is a very pleasant way of passing some time away.

 

You might remember that back in November my camera club held a major exhibition at the Charnwood Museum, Loughborough, of members work in the form of prints. Below is my video of all the photographs included, sit back and enjoy our exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comments (23)

An interesting and inspiring collection, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 26 Feb 2014, 01:39
This is wonderful, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
This photo appears very old - even the attire of the riders could place them in the 50's I think!
I enjoyed the slide show very much!!
Brian Walbey: Taken in the late 60's or early 70's.Elizabeth. Thanks for watching the video.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2014, 06:29
This really is a timeless scene isn't it. Thank you for the photo club video
Brian Walbey: And it hasn't changed at all since this was taken. Thanks for watching the video.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Feb 2014, 07:13
That horse must be powerful
Brian Walbey: They are indeed vintage, and when the time comes they are retired to a home of rest for horses and looked after very well.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Feb 2014, 07:35
It really does appear to be much older than from 1998, Brian. Timeless.

And I'm sure your camera club members are delighted to have this video. Well done!
Brian Walbey: The trams haven't changed much since they were introduced in 1876 Ginnie. Thanks for watching the video.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 26 Feb 2014, 07:41
Great collection, Brian - your club has some talented photographers in it
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Lisl.
way back in time
Brian Walbey: Nothing much has changed since the trams were introduced in 1876.
We have horse pulled things all around the city during summer. They are very popular with tourists. I will have to watch the slide show after work.
Brian Walbey: These trams are also very popular, it is just short of two miles along the promenade and they link up with an electric tramway that travels along the coast to the north of the island. I hope you enjoy the video.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Feb 2014, 12:09
IS this really 1998? Have I misunderstood? The clothing would suggest something much older. I've never had the pleasure of travelling on it but it looks a grand way to ride the prom. I like the three-legged guard smile .
Brian Walbey: The trams have hardly changed since they entered service in 1876 but I am fairly sure I took this in 1998. The Isle of Man is a fine place to visit, plenty of walking and cycle tracks for people so active as yourself.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Feb 2014, 12:35
Yes, I can imagine the pleasure of riding through the Isle in this way, but very hard for the horse to draw so many persons. I recall a similar ride by horses on the isle of Sark/Channel Isles.
Later I'l enjoy your exhibition.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely ride along the promenade on the sea front as for the horses when the time comes they are retired to a home of rest for horses and looked after very well.
A great picture of the past Brian and excellent slide show!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
very classic Brian! love the Black and White!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ronke, I thought the B.& W.suited this with the trams being so old.
It looks as if everyone is enjoying the ride in this timeless image, Brian. Thanks for including the camera club exhibition video; really enjoyed it.
Brian Walbey: It is a very fine ride on a lovely summer day, it runs for nearly two miles along the seafront. Thanks for looking at the video.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Feb 2014, 14:24
Classic Brian. I love this wonderful photograph.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike.
This looks older than 1998, rather charming Brian. Thanks for the private viewing.
Brian Walbey: Well those trams have been about since 1876 or thereabouts John. Thanks for watching the video.
An interesting mixture in your exhibition Brian. Your picture here is a nice bit of social history
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Bill, first built in 1876. Thanks for watching the video, a somewhat slightly different mix to a day on Shutterchance.
What a great collection Brian. Thanks for sharing!
Lovely timeless monochrome image too.
Brian Walbey: My pleasure Richard, thanks for your comment.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 26 Feb 2014, 19:41
looks very much in the past
Brian Walbey: It first ran in 1876 Richard, and I suspect some of the trams date from around that time.
Loved the video, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks for taking to to look at it Sheila, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
  • carreksmum
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Feb 2014, 20:53
Really interesting, Brian. A lovely collection.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Pauline.
Nice one, Brian - and some great shots in that video!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, and for finding time to watch the video.
this is a fine documentary shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.

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