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The new signs that have gone up along the promenade in Douglas tell an interesting story. They are in the form of a large scale map with a 'you are here' flag. The horse trams are clearly marked. The tramway is shown running alongside the seaside side of the road. Not along the centre of the road, and not along the walkway.

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They don't show the potholes in the road either..... they're complete rubbish

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So the bloke who made the sign already knows where they're going before the massed intelligentsia of the Island in Tynwald?

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Once you get past the turning to Crellin's Hill etc the trams do run on the seaside side of the road.

 

I'm not sure what your point is.

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Has anyone yet mentioned the welfare of the horses? Is it still necessary to have a single horse pull a heavy tram with a varying load of passengers just for the novelty of being pulled by an animal?

 

I'm aware that once running the effort required to keep them running isn't that great, but starting them going is horrible to watch.

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Has anyone yet mentioned the welfare of the horses? Is it still necessary to have a single horse pull a heavy tram with a varying load of passengers just for the novelty of being pulled by an animal?

 

I'm aware that once running the effort required to keep them running isn't that great, but starting them going is horrible to watch.

you must have a good view from Norfolk :lol:

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Has anyone yet mentioned the welfare of the horses? Is it still necessary to have a single horse pull a heavy tram with a varying load of passengers just for the novelty of being pulled by an animal?

 

I'm aware that once running the effort required to keep them running isn't that great, but starting them going is horrible to watch.

you must have a good view from Norfolk laugh.png

 

No, but I do have a good memory.

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Has anyone yet mentioned the welfare of the horses? Is it still necessary to have a single horse pull a heavy tram with a varying load of passengers just for the novelty of being pulled by an animal?

 

I'm aware that once running the effort required to keep them running isn't that great, but starting them going is horrible to watch.

 

Is there nothing you can't find to moan about that is related to the Island?

 

The Shire is a working animal, with an enormous capacity for weight pulling. There is no welfare issue at all.

 

There are a number of heavy horse breeds that are classed as an endangered species - The Suffolk Punch for one

 

Would you prefer the breed to die out because there is no job for it? These types of breeds are not pets and they are rarely ridden animals

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Has anyone yet mentioned the welfare of the horses? Is it still necessary to have a single horse pull a heavy tram with a varying load of passengers just for the novelty of being pulled by an animal?

 

I'm aware that once running the effort required to keep them running isn't that great, but starting them going is horrible to watch.

you must have a good view from Norfolk laugh.png

 

No, but I do have a good memory.

 

No you don't.

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The Norfolk idiot is not an endangered species by the look of it.

 

With any luck it soon will be.

 

He is really starting to boil my piss now

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