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Tram of the Year winners announced

It is that time of the year again - time to announce the winners of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest. This time around the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway has walked away with two of the categories - Tramway of the Year and Event of the Year - with the two tram categories seeing Blackpool Marton 31 and Manchester Metrolink 3120 come out on top in the voting.

Full details of the voting can be found on our dedicated Tram of the Year page including all positions so you can see just where your favourite ended up. Thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations to the winners!

Also this week we bring you our first new photos of 2017 with a collection of photos taken at Beamish shortly before Christmas. Four trams were in service on this day and all feature in this collection of images.

Don't forget to keep logging on to British Trams Online throughout 2017 as we continue to bring you all the latest news and updates as they happen. Over the next couple of weeks the Events Diary will be updated with details of the all the big events across the British Isles in 2017.

Gareth - 15th January 2017



Picture of the Week: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 140th Anniversary

The votes are in and it is the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway who are the big winners in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2016. Only nominated in two categories the tramway won in both as the Tramway of the Year and Event of the Year. The Event of the Year was awarded as a result of the 140th Anniversary celebrations in August and it is the centrepiece of that event - the Cavalcade - which features here this week. Toastrack 12 - tram number three in the Cavalcade - leads a queue of trams past the Villa Marina on 7th August. Depending on how a vote in Tynwald goes this area could become the terminus of the line in the future.
Photograph by Gareth Prior

















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