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This week on British Trams Online

We head back to Manchester for another Photo Gallery - this time concentrating exclusively on St Peter's Square and the newly expanded stop.

However probably the most exciting aspect of this week's update is on the News Page where we are reporting on the return to service of Burton & Ashby 14 with the tram carrying passengers in the UK for the first time in 90 years. To think that a little over two years ago the tram was sitting in a warehouse in Detroit unloved and at risk of being broken up for it to now be running back in the UK - under battery power - is a truly remarkable achievement and one which the Statfold Barn Railway can be justly proud of. The full story - including photos - can be found here.

Please note there will be no main site update of British Trams Online next weekend. There will, however, be our first LIVE coverage of the year on Facebook from the MTMS 50 event at the Heaton Park Tramway. The next main site update will then be on Sunday 8th April.

Until then please enjoy all of our updates whether they be on the main website or on our regularly updated News page.

Gareth - 26th March 2017

Picture of the Week: Burton & Ashby 14

Saturday 25th March was a historic day at the Statfold Barn Railway with Burton & Ashby 14 carrying passengers for the first time following the completion of its restoration. Just over two years ago the tram was stored in a warehouse in Detroit but now it is back in the UK and once again carrying passengers under battery operation. This shot shows 14 on its first day in service heading towards Oak Tree Halt with a full load of passengers enjoying their little slice of history.
Photograph by Kevin James

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This page was last updated on Sunday 26th March 2017

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