The Horse Drawn Tram in Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, is a tourism icon for the region and the City of Victor Harbor, and a favourite experience of many Adelaide, interstate and overseas visitors.
The trams operate 365 days a year across the Causeway to Granite Island. The trams are exact replicas of those first used in the 1800s. The service began in December 1894 and became a popular tourist attraction. Today a team of seven magnificent Clydesdale horses alternate shifts in drawing the trams. High tech-roller bearings that require little effort to mobilise the trams are used.
A new Clydesdale colt has joined the team. Jock Junior, or JJ as he is becoming known, is an 8 month old playful and friendly cuddly toy. He joined the herd in their pasture in early September 2009 and is adjusting to the other six fully grown horses and the wide open space of their 100 acre home. It will be four years before before he takes his place as one of the working horses.
A clip from an independent production " The Horse Drawn Tramway".