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28 minutes ago, gettafa said:

Was he asked why there have been two lanes rather than one lane?

I know it is obvious but needs to be said - there is less demand for Horse Trams so a single track would be ideal. This would alleviate much of the traffic congestion on the promenade.

Unless Government has a secret plan for a tramway like in Manchester etc (might make sense?)

 

Double track from Derby Castle to somewhere near Broadway, then single track with passing places

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

Mr Longworth on the glorious nations station this morning telling all you whining car drivers it's not the horse trams, not the busses but you. You car drivers that are causing the problems on the prom. Get the bus was his advice, put rather firmly I might add. In fact I will.

But as there are no dedicated bus lanes on the Island, any bus is going to be affected by exactly the same factors as a car would be - only more so because it will be larger, slower, and having to stop for passengers.  If you're worried about being late for work, "Do this you'll be even later" isn't going to go down well.

Still I'm sure Mr Longworth took his own advice and goes everywhere by bus.

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17 minutes ago, P.K. said:

Typical Bazza

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https://www.disneylandparis.com/en-gb/attractions/disneyland-park/horse-drawn-streetcars/

Disney runs horse drawn street cars in Paris...Or to paraphrase a well known saying by someone I cannot remember...So this is Douglas. Well you can tell it is not Paris....Disney's trams look in keeping with their surroundings...

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Thanks Barrie, that shows there is absolutely nothing special about the tired old trams on the Promenade. Scrap them and let's all move on! 

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4 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

Still I'm sure Mr Longworth took his own advice and goes everywhere by bus.

Why do that when there's the much more attractive option of the back-hander Mercedes....? :ph34r:

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14 minutes ago, Barrie Stevens said:

Not the event that is not the point. The point is that there is a tram museum and their horse tram looks similar. Likewise the Douglas trams are heading the same way ie short haul museum curiosity at limited times on restricted track. Apparently Edinburgh is or was considering getting a horse tram back on the tracks for sentimental reasons..When you scan the globe you can see many images of horse trams similar to Douglas but now gone.

Typical Bazza....

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7 minutes ago, Barrie Stevens said:

https://www.disneylandparis.com/en-gb/attractions/disneyland-park/horse-drawn-streetcars/

Disney runs horse drawn street cars in Paris...Or to paraphrase a well known saying by someone I cannot remember...So this is Douglas. Well you can tell it is not Paris....Disney's trams look in keeping with their surroundings...

Bazza, it's not your heritage.....

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1 minute ago, On The Bus said:

Thanks Barrie, that shows there is absolutely nothing special about the tired old trams on the Promenade. Scrap them and let's all move on! 

Or make a comedy boxed set featuring the trams and entitled "On the trams"...Cue..."I 'ate you Longworth!"....Then scrap 'em…

Should ensure long term survival of tram memories in the archives with showings in little cinema attached to horse tram museum...If it's anything like On the buses it will be rerun forever...

Plenty of comedy plot lines available for the boxed set and of course any resemblance between the characters and any MHKs and Douglas councillors living or dead is entirely coincidental..

I imagine "On the trams" would by a hybrid of Steptoe and On the buses???

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6 minutes ago, P.K. said:

Bazza, it's not your heritage.....

I spent about 20 years helping to pay for them and I bought a season ticket and commuted using the trams. Likewise the steam railway..

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2 minutes ago, Barrie Stevens said:

I spent about 20 years helping to pay for them and I bought a season ticket and commuted using the trams. Likewise the steam railway..

heritage

noun

a special or individual possession - a birthright

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10 minutes ago, Barrie Stevens said:

I spent about 20 years helping to pay for them and I bought a season ticket and commuted using the trams. Likewise the steam railway..

Give up while you are still losing...

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1 minute ago, P.K. said:

heritage

noun

a special or individual possession - a birthright

Ok then..I have a Manx great great Grandmother Jane Higgins born Malew 1815 gives her birth place though as Castletown in the UK 1861 census. Her antecedents are Kelly and Quiggin..

Groucho Marx was banned from using the pool at a country club being he Jewish..He asked if his daughter could go in up to her knees as she was quarter Jewish or was it half..Anyway, maybe I could claim an eight of one horse tram heritage portion. By the way are the horses all Manx and part of the deal?

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26 minutes ago, P.K. said:

Bazza, it's not your heritage.....

Well I guess I'm gonna make it my heritage...Yer got dat? Or I tell you my friend some day you gonna find a tram horse head in your bed...Just sayin'....

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5 minutes ago, Barrie Stevens said:

Ok then..I have a Manx great great Grandmother Jane Higgins born Malew 1815 gives her birth place though as Castletown in the UK 1861 census. Her antecedents are Kelly and Quiggin..

Groucho Marx was banned from using the pool at a country club being he Jewish..He asked if his daughter could go in up to her knees as she was quarter Jewish or was it half..Anyway, maybe I could claim an eight of one horse tram heritage portion. By the way are the horses all Manx and part of the deal?

BS.

Groucho Marx - "I refuse to join any club that would accept me as one of it's members.....

(Or similar. Apparently the original letter was lost.)

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