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There is a bit of a Blackpool bias to this weeks update as we have an extensive gallery of photos from the weekend of 20th-22nd June as there was another intensive weekend of heritage tram operation. Ten different heritage trams saw use during the weekend and all of them feature in Gallery 541. The Sunday included rare heritage running through to Starr Gate and so the southern terminus features extensively in the gallery. It was also one of those rare days when both of the British Trams Online team were in the same place at the same time - not that we saw a great deal of each is amazing how you keep missing each other on a 11 mile stretch of tramway!

If Blackpool is not your thing don't worry as we also have photos from a couple of other places. Firstly we visit Midland Metro for a collection of images, mainly including the new Urbos 3s, and then it is off to Nottingham Express Transit for photos of the current operating line ahead of the extensions opening.

The main site of British Trams Online is taking a short break from updates and there will be no update over the weekend of 4th/5th July with our next scheduled update due to be Sunday 12th July. The News page will continue to be updated during this period so as and when any news breaks we will still bring it to you. Upon our return we will have photos from amongst other places London Tramlink, the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust's Wyre Dock storage facility and Edinburgh.

Gareth - 28th June 2015

Picture of the Week: Blackpool Centenary 648 & Balloon 715

We're off to Starr Gate for this week's cover photo and an image of two of the stars of the recent heritage tram operation in Blackpool. As Sunday 22nd June draws towards a close Centenary 648 and Balloon 715 prepare for their final journeys of the day. The latter is heading to the unusual location of Thornton Gate with the blinds for 648 set for Little Bispham.
Photograph by Andrew Waddington

Upcoming Events Saturday 4th & 5th July: 50th Anniversary of the Museum Site - East Anglia Transport Museum
Saturday 4th July: Explore Seaton Branch Line Tour - Seaton Tramway
Monday 13th to Sunday 19th July: The Great War - Home Front - Crich Tramway Village

Further details can be found on the Events Diary.

This page was last updated on Sunday 28th June 2015

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