Author Archives: Gareth Prior

Picture in Time: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 34 & 1

Today our archive photo series heads across to the Isle of Man for a view taken at the Strathallan terminus of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway in August 1992 on a wet day which necessitated the use of an enclosed … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Citylink Charity Tour

Sunday 17th September saw a charity tram tour on Stagecoach Supertram featuring the most extensive use of a Citylink tram yet with 399 202 (the same tram as used on Thursday’s inaugural runs) traversing the entirety of both the Blue … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 267 & 274 receive C R Smith ads in Edinburgh

The addition of more advertising vinyls for C R Smith shows no signs of slowing down with two more trams receiving their new look in the past few days – 267 and 274.

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In Pictures: Citylink trams debut in Sheffield

As we reported last week there was an unexpected debut for the Citylink tram-trains on Thursday 15th September following the naming of 399 202 at Nunnery Square Depot. The tram ran an additional service on the Yellow route once the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Brush 630 heads off to Blackpool

No sooner had it played a major role in Tram Day at Crich then Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 was transferred to the Workshop for preparations to be made for its visit to its old home tramway. Indeed on Monday 18th … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 04

Our modern edition of Picture in Time this week comes from the Docklands Light Railway as we go back to 1994 for a view of P86 04.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 296

A tram which looks very different now is the feature of today’s Picture in Time image – it is Blackpool Brush 296.

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 262 in C R Smith advert

The C R Smith advertising vinyls are continuing to spread in Edinburgh with 262 another tram to have recently succumbed. This advert has a sporting theme as it is from Dunblane to St Andrews – tennis star Andy Murray is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bilston Road track replacement

Three months into the planned six month closure of Midland Metro between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s and progress is continuing with the majority of the southbound track now laid. It is hoped that trams will return in time for … Continue reading

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Lost Trams: Blackpool 144

Whereas the other trams at the Seashore Trolley Museum which have featured recently in this Lost Trams series are stored with no prospect of a return to service this is not the case for the Blackpool representative in the collection … Continue reading

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In Preview: Tram Day at Crich Tramway Village

Tram Day, the annual main enthusiast’s event at the Crich Tramway Village, takes place on Saturday 16th September. We already knew that recently arrived Bournemouth 85 was expected to play a starring role in the day but it has now … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Modern Electric Tramways 6

In this edition of Picture in Time we once again venture to Eastbourne for a look at the Modern Electric Tramways operation on the Sussex coast before they moved to the more familiar location today of Seaton. The tram featured … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another new advert in Sheffield

You wait years for a new advert livery and then two come along within a week! Following on from 111 receiving adverts for IKEA at the start of last week, 116 has now been wrapped in an advert for Doncaster … Continue reading

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More details unveiled for Manx Electric Railway 125 in September 2018

There is often some criticism of how late details of special events are announced but that is not something which can be levelled against plans for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway as the full itinerary of events … Continue reading

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Lost Trams: Glasgow 1274

Another of the UK trams at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine is the only Scottish representative abroad – Glasgow Coronation 1274. As with Leeds 526 this tram is stored in the car barns at Seashore having never been used … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another two Photo Galleries for you this week, along with our usual updates:

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 202

Today Picture in Time heads to Nottingham for another archive image of Nottingham Express Transit, this time dating from 2005.

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Lost Trams: Leeds Feltham 526

At the end of traditional tram operation in many cities of the UK a number of trams were preserved and exported to the United States of America with the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine becoming home to four trams – … Continue reading

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All change for Seaton from 18th September

It has now been confirmed that the old Victorian style terminus at Seaton will be used for the last time on Sunday 17th September with work to redevelop the site starting the following day. Tram services will continue until the … Continue reading

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Next phase of Midland Metro expansion starts

No sooner had there been confirmation of Government support for the Midland Metro Edgbaston extension than work on the next phase commenced with one of Birmingham’s most iconic statues being lifted out of Victoria Square. Iron: Man, created by Anthony … Continue reading

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