Category Archives: General

In Pictures: LCC Tram Trailer

Dotted around the UK are a number of little known tram bodies in smaller transport museums which don’t get much coverage but are as important to the history of trams than those at higher profile locations. One such tram is … Continue reading

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Aberdeen 54 sold at auction

Aberdeen 54 has been sold at auction with the remains of the tram body purchased for £500, which considering the poor condition of the remaining parts of the lower saloon was a high price to pay.

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Can you help? Introduction of air brakes

We have recently been contacted by Keith Halton who as well as providing us with an update on the current condition of Frankfurt 210 has asked us a question which we don’t the answer to! So we thought the best … Continue reading

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One Aberdeen tram for sale at auction!

Ever fancied owning a unrestored tram body? Well if you have a chance is about to come up with the lower saloon of Aberdeen Corporation Tramways 54 – built in 1902-3 as an open topper before receiving a top deck … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Frankfurt 210

One of several trams from overseas which has found itself in the UK for reasons which seem to have been lost in the mists of time is Frankfurt 210. The tram has been in the UK since the mid-1980s when … Continue reading

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Shortlist unveiled for 2017 Global Light Rail Awards

Tramways from across the British Isles are up for awards at the 2017 Global Light Rail Awards with the winners due to be named at a glittering ceremony on 4th October in London.

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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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