I was sent this link of Glasgow trams which is worth a watch.
Unfortunately it may be blocked as it is copyright, but the above is what to look for on their website. Kath
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 petiti on and email politicians in the Manx Parliament
• Contributing to our CROWD FUND appeal to fight this in the courts in the event the politicians fail to support the tramway next weekWhy? Because a move is now afoot which will dismantle the line; on January 17th Tynwald will vote again on new proposals to:
• to almost half the route by abandoning the critical Loch Prom section which links the Ho rse Tramway and the MER to the Sea Terminal
• to abandon the unique tram sheds and stables
Ray Harmer's Department of Infrastructure proposals will destroy the Horse Tramway utterly, leaving a rump fleet to venture forth from time to time from a steel box at one end of the promenade as a "novelty ride" along an over-engineered modern light railway, terminating in a new "Cultural Quarter" of doubtful taste.
The MERS believes what is needed is for Tynwald to throw out the current Department of Infrasturcture scheme. Instead DoI should return to Keys to:
• Retain of the Horse Tramway along the whole of Douglas Promenade - avoiding unnecessary expense and planning delays • Spend money that is being asked for the construction of a modern ‘temporary stables and depot‘ on retention, repair and development as a tourist asset the existing historic sta bles and depot.
How you can help: • Sign the New Petition which addresses the latest DoI proposals
• Contact your MHK (before January 17th) indicating your views regarding the horse tramway - and what should be done.
• Tell them what you think on the Tynwald u-turn which may see a decision to retain the Horse Tramway in full taken in July, promises made before the election in September, and the votes taken in December which means once again the future of the Loch Promenade section is in real peril
• Send your views to the planning committee regarding the ‘temporary’ stables
• Contribute to the MERS horse tramway ‘fighting fund’:
1. To fight planning applications which threaten the character of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.
2. To engage in legal action in the Manx Courts (and beyond) to stop this horrible development.
3. (If we succeed) The balance of any funds raised through this site to be distributed for the restoration of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, its buildings and the trams that have run on it.
Only if we have the means to litigate this matter to th e full will our opposition be taken seriously so please help us!
The following resources are available: • Horse Tramway: What your Politicians said and how they voted… in July, at the Election and again in December
• Useful Addresses - includes email addresses of politicians
• The Cultural Quarter - how it will look
• Temporary Stables Proposals
• Planning Objection email Template
• MERS Press Release January 2017
The Tynwald Vote which is likely to be decisive takes place on January 17th. A deadline has been set for bids on the stables of .
Time is of the essence.
Thanking you in anticipation
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/159909ecf5ef408e?projector=1 - SUPPORTING IMAGES
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/159909ecf5ef408e?projector=1 - OBJECTION LETTER TEMPLATE
|2564 on George Street|
|2559 rounding the corner towards East Croydon Station|
|2550 crossing the junction to enter George Street|
|2561 en route to West Croydon|
|2553 on the approach to East Croydon Station|
|When I arrived at Whitty St depot, I was anxious to look over the tram. Found the controller with key in, only the breaker not switched on!|
|Whilst in Hong Kong, Frank hired party tram 128 for a group of friends. Food and drink served on board and a trip to Causeway bay and back|
|Pre-made front ends for use in repairs/rebuilding Hong Kong trams|
|Here is the Green party tram, also available for hire. It was in use the same day.|
|Tram 128 illuminated at the end of the trip|
|Works Car 200 at Whitty Street depot|
|Works Cars in W|
|Cars 137 and 154 at Shek Tong Tsui|
|Lisbon 323 which went to the Amsterdam Museum and then returned|
|442 is one of only 2 remaining light weight box cars out of 89 built|
|738 on the left, 353 in the middle and 323 on the right|
|Carris 123 recently returned to Portugal after many years in Oxford|
|Depot Dawg - Portuguese Mountain breed|
|The depot with Leyland PS1 chassis in front|
|A beautiful, warm afternoon spent sat outside Armando's Fish Restaurant eating Sardines and drinking Vinho Verde with the trams passing by|
|191 on the way to Infante, so busy with my sardines I almost missed it!|
|Rounding the corner towards the depot|
|Trolley being walked round at Passeio Allegre|
|Approaching Senhor da Matosinhos Mercado terminus|
|Povoa de Varzim line up|
|At the bottom of the hill|
|Trackwork on route 25 terminal loop at Largo do Corpo Santo|
|Route 25 between Santos and Conde Barao|
|This photo was taken on 29 November and by end of 30th was connected|
|\Between Santos and Conde Barao looking towards Santos|