Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 10th April 2022

Just the one set of photos this week as we head to the Heaton Park Tramway’s 40th(+2) Birthday Celebrations:

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway celebrates 40 years (and a bit more!)

The pandemic has meant many things have been put on hold, and that has included celebrations of many types. Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway had originally been due to celebrate their 40th anniversary at the end of March 2020 but just … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway nearly ready for their 40th(+2!) Birthday celebrations

Sunday 3rd April will not only see the start of another season of operation at the Heaton Park Tramway but will also see a special event with a belated celebration to mark their 40th anniversary. The 40th (+2) Birthday Running … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway get ready for a new season

Over the past few weeks we have seen various heritage tramways get back up and running for another season and one of the next to welcome its first passengers for 2022 will be the Heaton Park Tramway – and they … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2021!

As 2021 is now over its time to round off things with this last “They Ran in 2021” article giving what we believe to be the complete picture of all heritage trams that ran in service during the year. As … Continue reading

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Winners announced for British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2022!

Voting is over, votes have been checked with multiple votes removed and we have our winners of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2022 contest! In truth it hasn’t been a close contest with winners in all four … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway look ahead to a busy 2022

The 2021 season has just come to an end for the volunteers at the Heaton Park Tramway after the conclusion of their after dark running during the Lightopia event but that doesn’t mean that they are resting on their laurels … Continue reading

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Where to get a ride on a heritage tram – November 2021

The main operating season for many heritage tramways across the British Isles may now be over but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy a ride anywhere as there are still various locations which are continuing to run. … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

With the end of October/start of November traditionally the end of the heritage tram season across the British Isles we thought it was an appropriate time to have another update of heritage trams which have run during 2021. There has … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway wins award – but not for what you’d expect!

Over the years we’ve reported on many awards being won by various tramways across the British Isles but we think this is a first! Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway has been awarded a green flag – the international quality mark for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First working party to Metrolink 1023 at Crewe

Back just as the first lockdown was being introduced in March 2020 Manchester Metrolink 1023 was transferred from storage at Metrolink’s Trafford Depot to the Crewe Heritage Centre where it was planned to be the very first modern UK tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wootton Tramway arrives in Manchester

Back in last August we reported about the Heaton Park Tramway’s latest acquisition – the Wootton Tramway, a 7 ¼” gauge portable tramway which had been seen around the country at events for many years. Donated to the Manchester Transport … Continue reading

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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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