Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

What’s New on British Trams Online?

Its another double helping of photos this week as we head to the West Midlands Metro in September 2020 and the Heaton Park Tramway in November 2008:

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Wootton Tramway finds a new home in Manchester

The Heaton Park Tramway is to be the new permanent home of the 7 ¼” gauge Wootton Tramway following its donation to the Manchester Transport Museum Society by former owner Howard Burford. A regular on the events circuit the tramway … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Heaton Park Tram Shelter

Have you heard the story of the old tram shelter which was converted to a tram depot, museum and shop? Its probably quite a widely known story as it has been the main base of the Heaton Park Tramway for … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Heaton Park Tramway – 2nd July 2016

This latest video comes from Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway and features footage from 2nd July 2016. That weekend saw the tramway running specially decorated trams to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, including Blackpool 619 complete with … Continue reading

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Stockport 5 all dressed up and nowhere to go!

It was going to be the centrepiece of Heaton Park Tramway’s 40th birthday bash (scheduled to take place on Sunday 29th March), the relaunch into service of Stockport 5 following the completion of its overhaul. But after the restrictions put … Continue reading

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A closer look at Manchester Horse Tram L53

It’s the only fully intact Eades Reversible horse tram in the country and it can be found on display at the Bury Transport Museum (attached to the East Lancashire Railway) as part of a long-term loan from the Heaton Park … Continue reading

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T68s on the move

After a period of very little movement with the four remaining T68s/T68As on Manchester Metrolink metals it looks set to be a busier period as Keolis Amey Metrolink look to start to clear the space they take in preparation for … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway win Tramway of the Year as Isle of Man also wins big in Tram of the Year

There can be no denying that 2019 was a challenging year for the volunteers at the Heaton Park Tramway with the theft of overhead wires in September bringing a temporary halt to operations but following on from industry help and … Continue reading

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They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Lightopia

The trams at the Heaton Park Tramway are now receiving some well earnt rest after the conclusion of their use during the Lightopia event taking place in the park but as seen in this article they were still being used … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

With our final main site update of 2019 now online we have another couple of Photo Galleries:

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They Ran in 2019: Manchester 765

A tram which has operated on two different tramways in 2019 is the latest feature of “They Ran in 2019”, it is Heaton Park’s Manchester 765.

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In Pictures: The trams out for Lightopia

Whereas by now the trams at the Heaton Park Tramway are usually tucked up for the winter in the depot, 2019 is a little bit different as they are being put to work for a new event taking place within … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Hull 96

Off to Heaton Park for this edition of “They Ran in 2018” as we feature Hull 96.

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Illuminated Tram comes to Heaton Park!

Whilst the Heaton Park Tramway’s main operating season came to an end on Sunday 17th November which saw a three car service operate during the Season Swansong that isn’t quite the end for the hardworking volunteers as they will be … Continue reading

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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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