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In Pictures: Aberdeen Surburban Tramways no. 11

The following article has been updated with further and corrected information on the provenance of this vehicle. Thanks to Keith Jones for providing this info. Continuing our tour of tram survivors in the north of Scotland we come to an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Miniature Tram at Tinkers Park

At the recent Tinkers Park Bus and Railway event a miniature tram was discovered – a tram which hasn’t previously featured on these pages (as far as we can remember!) and which we don’t actually have any information on! Ken … Continue reading

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Rail Map Online now featuring trams

Rail Map Online – an online resource of past and present railway maps – have recently started to add some tram routes to their website at http://railmaponline.com/. Recent additions have seen tram routes for the West Midlands now available along … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Oxford Bus Museum – Gloucester Horse Tram no. 1

Another tram which doesn’t often get much publicity can be found at the Oxford Bus Museum; this is a Gloucester Horse Car but it is currently masquerading in an Oxford livery.

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In Pictures: Cruden Bay Tramway 2

The Grampian Transport Museum in Alford is usually the home of two trams. Earlier this week we reported on Aberdeen horse car no. 1 which has gone back home to Aberdeen for a few months but that still leaves one … Continue reading

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Council to look at trams for Bath once again

Bath and North East Somerset Council have revealed that they are planning to conduct a feasibility study into whether a tram system could help to solve some of the traffic congestion problems being experienced in the historic city. The idea … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Aberdeen Horse Tram 1 on the move

One of the most northerly trams to exist in the British Isles has recently been on the move on a temporary basis. The tram in question is Aberdeen Horse Tram no. 1 which made the trip between its usual home … Continue reading

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Proposals revealed to link Kent and Essex by tram

Plans for a tram system connecting Kent and Essex have recently been revealed with the £600 million scheme wanted to help reduce congestion and pollution. The scheme – to be known as KenEx Thames Transit – has been privately proposed … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Neath Tramway 1

A tram which we haven’t featured on these pages before is an unusual survivor from South Wales, Neath Corporation Tramways no. 1. Whereas when most tramways opted for electric operation when the time came to replace horse trams Neath Council … Continue reading

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English Trams and Trolleybuses tour now on sale

Have you ever wanted to do a tour of many of England’s tram and trolleybus systems and museums but haven’t quite known how to organise it? Well the good news is an escorted tour of several systems across England is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Transport Group unveil commemorative plaque

The Edinburgh Transport Group have unveiled a plaque and information panel at the former Braids tram terminus on Comiston Road, Edinburgh to mark the restoration of the former 1930s tram shelter and to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the closure … Continue reading

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Can you help identify these photos?

We have recently been contacted by Elaine Clarke who has discovered a discarded old album of photos which included images of tram lines being laid in a mystery location. The album also contained pictures of Wentworth Castle suggesting a possible … Continue reading

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Old tram tracks discovered in Nottingham

During recent construction works in Nottingham City Centre on Station Street workmen discovered some tram tracks from the original Corporation Tramway. Two tracks side by side curving from Station Street into Carrington Street were found as this photo from Bob … Continue reading

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Can you help? Equipment required for Guernsey no. 3

We have previously reported on the sole surviving tram from Guernsey which has remained stored on the island waiting for a brighter future. Well now we can report that there is a brighter future for no. 3 which will be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Brush 636 on its travels again

Earlier this week we talked about Blackpool trams ending up in unusual locations for unusual purposes and another tram which falls into that category is Blackpool Brush 636. The Brush Railcoach – which originally left Blackpool as long as ago … Continue reading

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All change at the DfT

Following the resignation of David Cameron as Prime Minister and his subsequent replacement by Teresa May there have been changes to the cabinet which has included major changes at the Department for Transport. Out has gone Patrick McLoughlin – who … Continue reading

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The end of San Francisco trams in the UK?

In the early part of the 21st century two San Francisco Muni trams made the trip across the Atlantic Ocean for a hoped for new life in the UK but that hope now appears extinguished with news reaching us that … Continue reading

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Can you help? Bordeaux trams

We have been contacted by Alan Warwick who is going to be visiting Bordeaux in France later this year and wants some more information ahead of his visit. “I wondered if you could provide a link to an enthusiasts site … Continue reading

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Southport Pier tram removed

The chances of the Southport Pier Tramway being resurrected in the future now seems to be over with the articulated tram – introduced onto the line in 2005 – having this week being removed from the Pier with the Council … Continue reading

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First volume of new Regional Tramways book series released

The first volume of a new book series that will cover the history of tramway operations in the British Isles has just been released. This first book concentrates on Yorkshire and North East England and is written by established author … Continue reading

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