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They’ve Run in 2021!

This is our early September update to keep tabs on which trams have run on heritage tramways across the British Isles so far during 2021. There hasn’t been a huge amount of movement in the past month although Beamish has … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

Its time for another check-in to see which heritage trams have run so far during 2021. This list includes those trams which have either run in passenger service or some other type of public use (such as tram driving experiences). … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 24th July 2021

There are two more Photo Galleries now added to the site – photos coming from the archive and more recently.

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Help to return Blackpool Works Car 1 to the rails at Heaton Park

It has been six years since Blackpool Works Car 1 (formerly numbered 752 and used as a Railgrinder during its operating career in Blackpool) last ran at the Heaton Park Tramway but plans are now afoot to return the tram … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

We take another look at which heritage trams have run so far in 2021 – either in passenger service or other public use (such as tram driving experiences). As always this is what we understand to be the complete picture … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway returns!

Its been a great week for the Heaton Park Tramway as quickly following on from the news they have been Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service they are now back running again for the first time in 2021 – and the … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021

With more heritage tramways starting to run for the first time in 2021 its time for another update of the complete list of heritage trams which have run during the year across the British Isles. As usual this is what … Continue reading

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Another big weekend for heritage trams

This weekend looks set to be another big weekend for heritage trams in the UK with the Heaton Park Tramway reopening (the first normal operation since before the pandemic!) as down at the Seaton Tramway it is the 24 hour … Continue reading

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MTMS rewarded with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Manchester Transport Museum Society, who’s members run the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester, are celebrating after being awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Up high on the Heaton Park Tramway

Last week we saw the hard work going on at the Heaton Park Tramway at ground level and now in this latest article we go up high to see some more of the preparation works for the new season which … Continue reading

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sleeper replacement work underway at the Heaton Park Tramway

The Heaton Park Tramway may still be closed to the public but that doesn’t mean that the dedicated volunteers aren’t busy – far from it! Several different jobs are being undertaken at the moment and in this article we feature … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Blackpool Tram Day, Heaton Park Tramway

Today “Trams in Video” is off to the Heaton Park Tramway where we see footage of the Blackpool Tram Day which was held on 21st November 2020. With Open Top Balloon 706 “Princess Alice” visiting for the event from Blackpool … Continue reading

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Heaton Park tramway sets reopening date

As we all continue to look ahead to a time when restrictions are eased further, the Heaton Park Tramway have confirmed that they are planning to resume passenger services from Saturday 5th June. This date will allow the volunteers at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A new arrival at Heaton Park

The Heaton Park Tramway are now the proud owner of a new vehicle in their fleet – a MEWP (cherry picker) which has been kindly donated to the Manchester Transport Museum Society by Pod-trak.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

As well as announcing this year’s winners of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year we also bring you another couple of Photo Galleries as part of this week’s main site update:

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Stockport 5, Seaton Tramway and Metrolink 3073 win at the Tram of the Year!

It’s a tram which has so often been the bridesmaid in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest but at the fourth time of asking it has finally won the main “Tram (Traditional) of the Year” category – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Lightopia at Heaton Park

There’s always something magical about trams running after dark, even more so when there are special lighting effects and it’s a fairly rare occurrence. For the second year in a row Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway has supported the Lightopia Festival … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2020…

As we put 2020 “to bed” we bring you this look at those heritage trams which ran in the British Isles during the calendar year of 2020. Obviously, nowhere near as many trams ran during 2020 as in previous years … Continue reading

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