Category Archives: General

Lucie the steam tram engine up for Heritage Railway Association award

We may have come to an end of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest but that doesn’t mean that is it for trams and awards you can vote! Lucie, an 1890 built steam tram engine which has … Continue reading

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Trams for Canterbury?

Could trams provide traffic congestion in Canterbury? The historic city in Kent are about to start investigating ways to solve severe traffic congestion and one possible solution is said to be trams to avoid Canterbury becoming left behind by other … Continue reading

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More old tram tracks found – Stoke this time!

We’ve seen old tram tracks rediscovered in places such as Leeds, Liverpool and Southend during 2020 and you can now add Stoke-on-Trent to that list! Reported extensively in the local press last month the tracks have been found under the … Continue reading

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A new home sought for the last remaining Carlisle tram

The future of the last known remaining Carlisle tram is in doubt with its owners the Workington Transport Trust being told they will have to leave its home of 15 years by 23rd November. The Trust have owned the tram … Continue reading

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New transport projects being developed in West Midlands to transform transport in the region

£2.4 million is to be invested in the West Midlands by West Midlands 5G Limited (WMG5) to seven UK based consortiums to support the development of new products and services with the aim of improving transport. One of these projects … Continue reading

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Work starts to remove Weymouth Harbour Tramway tracks

The end is approaching for the Weymouth Harbour Tramway with work having now started on removing the long disused tracks of the line which connected with the main London to Weymouth railway line and were once used for workings connecting … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram track found in Southend-on-Sea

With the amount of tram track which keeps getting found under various road surfaces around the UK you could be mistaken for thinking there is enough metal there to relay the entire UK tram network! The latest place where some … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More tram track discovered in Liverpool

Yes, its another of those articles as we take a look under the road surface to see what’s been lurking there for 60+ years! This time we head to Liverpool and find yet more tram track – plus the cobble … Continue reading

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New book on Lytham Trams by Brian Turner out now!

In 2018 Brian Turner released the first in what was planned to be a series of books on the tramways of the Fylde Coast with the release of Stopping Car to Fleetwood. And now the second book in this series … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Former Steam Tram engine returns to action

Lucie – a former steam tram engine which was operated by the East Brussels Tram Company in Belgium – has recently been returned to steam at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, joining an elite group of steam tram engines which … Continue reading

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Can You Help? UK Preserved Railway Stock List is looking for photos!

UK Preserved Railway Stock List – the only web search facility designed to easily list multiple categories of railway stock in the UK and Ireland in their geographic locations – is aiming to show a photo of all each item … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Old tram track rediscovered in Colindale

Over the years we’ve often featured rediscovered tram track underneath the road surface, exactly as it was when the tramways were abandoned and the concrete had just been put on top. But in some locations the track was removed and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram track unearthed in Leeds

It’s the type of story which continues to happen all around the UK as various utility works and roadworks see old tram tracks unearthed. Once buried beneath the road surface following the abandonment of first generation tramways, partly for ease … Continue reading

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A new home for a Lisbon tram

The chances are that if you think of a Lisbon tram in the UK your mind immediately heads to the Wirral where fully restored Lisbon 730 can be found operating on the Heritage Tramway there (when that is possible, of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bradford 104 at Bradford Industrial Museum

In the latest instalment of trams on display which rarely feature on these pages we head to West Yorkshire and the Bradford Industrial Museum where surviving Bradford Corporation Tramways tramcar no. 104 can be found on display.

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In Pictures: Portsmouth 84 at Milestones Museum

It’s the fully intact tram which is closest to British Trams Online headquarters but barely gets mentioned (indeed I’ve personally only ever seen it once in a visit many years ago!) so its time to change all that! The tram … Continue reading

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London and its horse trams

Have you ever wondered just where London’s horse trams went? Well, if you have, wonder no longer! Thanks to extensive research by one of their members the Branch Line Society have published an atlas of all horse tram routes in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More on the Wrexham tram bodies

One of our most popular stories for comment in recent months has been that on the two Wrexham tram bodies and we can now bring a bit more detail and views of the pair just as they were rescued and … Continue reading

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Light rail included in Cork’s transport strategy

Ireland could be home to a second light rail network, that is if a new transport strategy for the Cork Metropolitan Area over the next two decades goes ahead. The revised strategy has been released following a consultation period and … Continue reading

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Weymouth Harbour Tramway set to be removed

It may be a tramway only in name as throughout its history it has been an extension of the mainline railway but the history of the Weymouth Harbour Tramway is about to come to an end with more than £1 … Continue reading

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