Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

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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Manchester 765 on test at Beamish

Following on from its recent move across from Heaton Park Tramway to Beamish, Friday 15th February saw an important step towards the tram entering service in the north east with Manchester 765 being tested around the museum circuit.

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 arrives at Beamish

Manchester 765 arrived at Beamish on Wednesday 6th February following its lengthy journey from the Heaton Park Tramway. The tram was soon offloaded and moved onto road 3 in the depot where it will reside whilst it receives attention to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 heads for Beamish

On the morning of Tuesday 5th February, Manchester 765 left the Heaton Park Tramway to make its way by road to the North East. As announced previously, the tram is one of two – the other being Blackpool & Fleetwood … Continue reading

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Manchester 765 to Beamish – The Return!

Back in 2011, Manchester 765 spent a very successful month on loan at Beamish, primarily for operation at the Great North Steam Fair of that year, as it made its way back to its usual home tramway at Heaton Park … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway launch new website with first details of 2019

The Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester, which it shouldn’t be forgotten is the one true preserved tramway in the country, have marked the start of a new year with a brand new website which also contains the first details of … Continue reading

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Heaton Park to mark end of the season with special event

The Heaton Park Tramway are to celebrate the end of another successful season with an extra special event on Sunday 18th November – the End of Season Gala. A late addition to the events calendar for 2018 this will be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A day at the Heaton Park Tramway in October

We haven’t covered the Heaton Park Tramway for a while but we remedy that here with a small selection of images taken at what is the only true preserved tramway in the UK on 21st October. On the day of … Continue reading

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More replica blinds completed in Blackpool and Heaton Park

Destination blind maestro Peter Watts has once again been in the UK delivering his latest replica blinds for use in Blackpool whilst a visit to Heaton Park Tramway also saw a few more destinations added to the replica blinds already … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tramtastic Day Out at Heaton Park

Last week we brought you news of the highlights of the Tramtastic Day Out at the Heaton Park Tramway where Stockport 5 burst back into life to lead a parade of trams. Although 5 isn’t ready for a return to … Continue reading

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