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We have just a single Photo Gallery for you this week but it does feature an extensive collection of photos from Crich's Tram Day. Held on 10th September this day saw all operational trams in service at some point during the day - 18 different passenger trams ran in service at some point plus two works cars. In addition there were several photo line-ups with Oporto C65 featuring extensively in these. This was the only true opportunity to see the Portugese Coal Tram at Crich and it was the true star of the day. Our gallery features over 100 photos including some of C65's departure to Beamish just two days later.

We may only have one set of photos for you this week but in the next few weeks we will be featuring images from across the UK. This will include Stagecoach Supertram, Seaton Tramway, Nottingham Express Transit, London Tramlink and the Docklands Light Railway so keep an eye out on British Trams Online as September becomes October.

For those of you who like our live coverage you will be in for treat again over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September as we cover all the goings on in Blackpool for the Anniversary Spectacular. As always that will be on our Facebook page at

Please enjoy the update - we will be back with another update in early October.

Gareth - 21st September 2016

Picture of the Week: Oporto Trams at Crich

One of the highlights of Tram Day at Crich on 10th September was the very rare appearance of Oporto C65 - the first time it had been seen in public since arriving in the UK in 2005. One of the main set pieces of the day was a line-up of Oporto trams on the depot fan and this view shows C65 flanked by horse car 9 and electric tram 273 in a rare burst of brighter weather.
Photograph by John Huddlestone

Upcoming Major Events

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September
Tramway Anniversary Spectacular - Blackpool Tramway

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September
Trolleybus Weekend - East Anglia Transport Museum

Saturday 24th September
Explore Seaton Branch Line Tour - Seaton Tramway

Sunday 25th September
Car Rally - Crich Tramway Village

Sunday 2nd October
Wirral Bus and Tram Show - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Visit the Events Diary for details of all events announced for 2016.

This page was last updated on Wednesday 21st September 2016

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