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Council to auction surplus horse trams

Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:41

As part of Douglas Borough Council’s package of support measures to assist the Department of Infrastructure in its running of the horse tram service the Council is to auction six horse trams no longer essential for historic or operational purposes through local auctioneers Murray’s on August 27.


Regeneration and Community Committee Chairman Councillor Stephen Pitts said: ‘The Council has agreed to assist the Department of Infrastructure in consolidating its core horse tram stock, for which the Department will be retaining a large fleet of trams of historic interest for operational use.


‘Following the Department’s assessment of the fleet there are a small number of surplus trams in need of restoration - examples of which will be retained in the main fleet – to be sold by public auction to organisations or individuals willing to commit to their preservation.’


The trams to be auctioned are a winter saloon, three bulkheads and two ‘toastracks’ in differing conditions, but all in need of renovation.


The auction will take place on Saturday August 27 at 11am, with viewing between 9 and 11am at Murray’s saleroom, 8-10 Allan Street, Douglas.


All interested bidders must contact the saleroom for registration and bidding approval., 665550.