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In Pictures: Birmingham 107

The chances are that if you think of preserved first generation Birmingham trams your first thought will be of 585 located at the Thinktank Museum in the city centre. However, there is another tram from the city in the Greater … Continue reading

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A talk on Public Transport in Aberdeen

On Monday 14th May a special talk on public transport in Aberdeen will take place at Aberdeen Central Library including sections on the horse and electric trams which once ran in the city. Starting at 1800 and continuing until 1930, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Grampian Transport Museum & its trams

The Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, near Aberdeen, has an impressive display of vehicles with a concentration on cars and bikes although there is also enough to keep the tram enthusiast happy as well in the form of two trams. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sunderland Point tram update

Back in January we included a story on a tram body which had been featured in a special Lune Tube film with the suggestion that it was an old Bradford tram although there was some debate that it may have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Aberdeen Horse Tram 1

Last year Aberdeen Horse Tram 1 spent four months on display at the old Constitution Street tram depot in Aberdeen, now the Aberdeen Science Centre, on a temporary loan as part of the Silver Stories events – a rare chance … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Gloucester Horse Tram in Oxford

A tram we featured back in August was “Oxford Tramway 1” which can be found at the Oxford Bus Museum in Long Hanborough. As we mentioned at the time although currently in City of Oxford and District Tramways Company livery … Continue reading

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Where are they now? Bournemouth, Taunton & Nottingham trams

Last week we saw some video footage from Lune Tube of a lost Bradford tram stored on a farm at Sunderland Farm, but as we all know that is not the only tram that is still out there in the … Continue reading

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Where are they now? Bradford tram in Lancashire

As is well known when many of the UK’s original tram systems closed they sold off their redundant trams for further use with many ending up as holiday homes and sheds. One of these is believed to be a 1902 … Continue reading

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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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