Douglas Corporation Tramways

1902-1976


Note: This fleet list covers the period 1902-1976 concurrent with the municipal bus operation, although the horse trams continued to be operated after 1976.

Fleet No.

Type

Builder

Seating

1902

2-6

Double-deck
open-top

Starbuck

32

7-8

Open
toastrack

Starbuck

36

9-11

Open
toastrack

Starbuck

32

12

Open
toastrack

Milnes

32

13-18

Double-deck
open-top

Metropolitan
R.C. & W. Co.

42

19-26

Open
toastrack

Milnes

32

27-29

Single-deck
saloon

Milnes

30

30-31

Open
toastrack

Milnes

32

32-37

Covered
toastrack

Milnes

32

38-40

Open
toastrack

Milnes

32

Nos. 2-3 new 1876; No. 2 re-seated to 36 at a later date; No. 3 re-seated to 34 at a later date.
No. 4 new 1882; re-seated to 34 at a later date.
Nos. 5-6 new 1883; re-seated to 34 at a later date.
Nos. 7-8 new 1884; re-seated to 42 at a later date.
Nos. 9-10 new 1885; No. 10 lengthened and seating increased to 40 in 1935.
No. 11 new 1886.
No. 12 new 1888.
Nos. 13-18 new 1883 (ex-South Shields Tramway Co. in 1897); No. 13 re-numbered 14 in 1908, re-seated to 44 at a later date; Nos. 17-18 rebuilt to single-deck saloon in 1903.
Nos. 19-20, new 1889.
Nos. 21-22, new 1890; No. 21 lengthened and seating increased to 40 in 1936; No. 22 covered in 1908.
Nos. 23-26, new 1891; Nos. 23-24 covered in 1908 and 1910 respectively.
Nos. 27-29, new 1892.
Nos. 30-31, new 1894.
Nos. 32-37, new 1896; No. 36 lengthened and seating increased to 40 in 1908.
Nos. 2-37 ex-Isle of Man Tramways and Electric Power Company, 1st January 1902.
No. 38-40 lengthened and seating increased to 40 in 1934 (39), 1937 (38) or 1939 (40).
Withdrawn 1908 (14), 1915 (16), 1917 (17), 1924 (7), 1949 (2-6), 8, 13[as 14], 15, 19, 20), 1950 (30), 1952 (9, 23-25), 1974 (26), 1976 (11, 22).
The remainder were still in service at 1/10/1976.

1905

41-42

Open
toastrack

Milnes Voss

32

Nos. 41-42 lengthened and seating increased to 40 in 1934 (41) and 1938 (42). 
Still in service at 1/10/1976.

1907

43-44

Covered
toastrack

UEC

40

Still in service at 1/10/1976.

1908

45

Covered
toastrack

Milnes Voss

40

Still in service at 1/10/1976.

1909

46

Covered
toastrack

Milnes Voss

40

Still in service at 1/10/1976.

1911

47

Covered
toastrack

Milnes Voss

40

Withdrawn 1976 (47).

1913

1

Single-deck
saloon

Milnes Voss

30

Still in service at 1/10/1976.

1935

48-50

Convertible
saloon/toastrack

Vulcan

27 as saloon
34 as toastrack

Still in service at 1/10/1976.


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