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This week on British Trams Online

We are back this week with a double helping of Photo Galleries:

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In Pictures: Stockport 5 returns home for a day!

Saturday 5th May saw Stockport 5 head back to its home town for display during the Stockport Community Rail Festival. Departing and arriving back at Heaton Park on the same day the move was in the reliable hands of Allely’s … Continue reading

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Stockport 5 to visit its old home

2018 is shaping up to be a year of surprises in the tramway world – and the latest one is the announcement that Stockport 5 will be returning to Stockport for a single day visit as part of a local … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway in April

With the Festival of Model Tramways taking place at the nearby Greater Manchester Museum of Transport the Heaton Park Tramway operated an enhanced service over the weekend of 21st and 22nd April to cater for extra visitors. In this pictorial … Continue reading

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Luas to make decision on weekend services on Saturday morning

The snowy and windy weather conditions are still affecting the British Isles with Luas still the worst affected tramway with no services still able to run on the entire network. It has now been confirmed that the shutdown will continue … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Winter work on Blackpool Vanguard 619

Since its arrival at Heaton Park in June 2010, Blackpool Replica Vanguard 619 has been an extremely useful and popular member of the Manchester tramway’s fleet. However, a period of outside storage (although with its open sides boarded up for … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Oporto 196

Throughout this series we have seen several trams which have made the trip from Heaton Park to Beamish but in this edition we feature a tram which made the opposite move – Oporto 196.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Railcoach 280/680

The only tram in this series to have enjoyed two loan spells with two different identities is Blackpool Ex-Towing Railcoach 280/680.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Brush 623

The second Blackpool Brush Railcoach to have enjoyed an operating loan during the past 15 years is 623, and just like 630 this is also a current loan with it remaining in Blackpool.

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First details announced for Heaton Park Tramway 2018 events

As one end starts to come to an end it is normally time to start looking ahead to the next and the latest tramway to announce their first event plans for 2018 is the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Heaton Park’s Blackpool Day

On Sunday 21st November 2010 the Heaton Park Tramway held their most ambitious event as they celebrated Blackpool’s trams and transport.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Leeds 6

It was the loan which went on a lot longer than had been originally thought as Leeds 6 made the trip from the Heaton Park Tramway to Beamish.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Manchester 765

Another tram which has enjoyed loan periods at two separate tramways over the past 15 years is Manchester 765, a tram which usually resides in its home city at the Heaton Park Tramway but has also been seen in Blackpool … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Manchester L53

It is a tram which is currently on static display in Bury but head back a few years and it made not one, but two visits to Beamish – it is Manchester Eades Reversible Horse Tram L53.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Open Top Balloon 706

Probably one of the most unexpected but successful loans to have happened in the last 15 years, in November 2010 Blackpool Open Top Balloon 706, more commonly known as Princess Alice, visited the Heaton Park Tramway for their Blackpool Event.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have two different types of Photo Gallery for you this week, as we head overseas and also look back to our launch year in 2002:

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Marton 31

Just how many trams have gone on loan over the past 15 years? Actually its quite a surprising number! In this new series we will be looking at all the trams which have gone on operating loans during this period … Continue reading

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Operating seasons end across the British Isles

As has become traditional the first weekend in November usually brings an end to heritage tramway operating seasons and 2017 has been no different. We have already seen what happened at the end of the season at both Crich and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stockport 5 sees daylight

Stockport 5 has been undergoing major workshop attention at the Heaton Park Tramway for the past couple of years, having not operated since 2013 due to issues with its roof. Whilst the overhaul has been progressing the tram has been … Continue reading

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Heaton Park get set for a Tramtastic day

The latest special event to take place at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester will be a Tramtastic Day Out on Sunday 2nd July with an intensive tram service the main feature of the day.

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