Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

Heaton Park to celebrate end of season on 17th November

Its been a challenging couple of months for the Heaton Park Tramway with the theft of overhead wire leading to the closure of the tramway for around a month whilst the local community and TfGM/KAM rallied around to help replace … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 173 at Victoria

Sunday 20th October saw Manchester 173 make a rare trip away from the Heaton Park Tramway as it was displayed at Victoria railway station, part of a special event held to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the opening of the … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway to reopen

Back in September when the Heaton Park Tramway were hit by a theft of their overhead wire you would have been hard pressed to believe that a mere month later services would be resuming that is precisely what is happening … Continue reading

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The next tram to Victoria is…Manchester 173!

Manchester 173 is going to escape its home at the Heaton Park Tramway for one day only on Sunday 20th October when it heads to Manchester Victoria to take part in the 175th birthday celebrations of the station. Despite pre-publicity … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway Overhead Line Damage

As was reported in the news pages on 24th September and 1st October the Heaton Park Tramway suffered what could have been a devastating blow when a section of overhead wire was stolen overnight on 23rd/24th September. However in a … Continue reading

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TfGM and KAM step in to help Heaton Park

It has been said that in adversity you see who your friends are and that is exactly the situation for the Heaton Park Tramway. As we reported last week the tramway had been hit by theft of overhead wire which … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway hit by overhead wire theft

When writing this website a lot of what I get to write is positive as new developments are announced and come through but unfortunately not all is positive and it is sad to report that the Heaton Park Tramway in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park pull out the stops for late summer event

In the wake of the cancellation of the Trans Lancs Rally because of ground conditions on the rally ground in Heaton Park the Heaton Park Tramway organised a short-notice late summer event which saw all three operational passenger trams in … Continue reading

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Extra event for Heaton Park as Trans Lancs Rally cancelled

Sadly the annual Trans Lancs Rally which usually takes place on the first Sunday in September at Heaton Park has had to be cancelled this year because the parade ground in the park is not in a condition where it … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams at the Bury Transport Museum

If you think of trams in Greater Manchester your thoughts are likely to turn towards Metrolink for modern trams and the Heaton Park Tramway for the more traditional variety. But there are also a couple of other locations you can … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

It may be a day early this week but our latest main site update is now online with another couple of Photo Galleries added:

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In Pictures: A Tramtastic day at Heaton Park

On Sunday 7th July the Heaton Park Tramway has their big tram only event for the year with Tramtastic 2019 taking place, with all trams on site playing some part in the day’s goings on. The day saw the return … Continue reading

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They’ve run in 2019…

In this new article – which will continue to be updated as and when more trams enter service for the first time time this year – we take a look at all of those trams which have operated in passenger … Continue reading

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In Pictures: When tram movements don’t quite go according to plan…

Earlier this week we reported on the departure of Manchester 765 from Beamish as it returned to its home at the Heaton Park Tramway. But whilst the tram is now safely ensconced back in Manchester now it was a trip … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester 765

One of the most well travelled trams around the country is the feature of today’s edition of Picture in Time. It is a tram which at the time of our image was to be found at Crich and has recently … Continue reading

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Manchester 765 heads back to Heaton Park

After five months away at Beamish, Manchester 765 has returned to its home base of the Heaton Park Tramway following the conclusion of its successful loan period. The tram departed the northeast on the morning of Tuesday 2nd July before … Continue reading

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Outline details announced for Tramtastic at Heaton Park

Sunday 7th July sees the main tram-only event of the year at the Heaton Park Tramway with the usual mix of trams in service and static trams on display set to be offered. Tramtastic will see trams running in service … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway in May

Starting from the beginning of May the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester is operating on both Saturdays and Sundays (except during Park Life from 8th to 16th June) all the way until the end of September. On Saturday 11th May … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Destination boxes fitted to Manchester 765

As work continues to fully commission the two visiting trams for service at Beamish a team from the Heaton Park Tramway have visited the northeast with the aim of refitting the destination boxes to Manchester 765 as well as putting … Continue reading

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New destination blinds for Manchester 765

When looking at the photos of Manchester 765 returning to action at Beamish following its move on loan from Heaton Park you probably can’t help but notice the lack of destination boxes and blinds. Well, there is a very good … Continue reading

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