Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

What’s New on British Trams Online?

As well as announcing this year’s winners of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year we also bring you another couple of Photo Galleries as part of this week’s main site update:

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Stockport 5, Seaton Tramway and Metrolink 3073 win at the Tram of the Year!

It’s a tram which has so often been the bridesmaid in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year contest but at the fourth time of asking it has finally won the main “Tram (Traditional) of the Year” category – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Lightopia at Heaton Park

There’s always something magical about trams running after dark, even more so when there are special lighting effects and it’s a fairly rare occurrence. For the second year in a row Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway has supported the Lightopia Festival … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2020…

As we put 2020 “to bed” we bring you this look at those heritage trams which ran in the British Isles during the calendar year of 2020. Obviously, nowhere near as many trams ran during 2020 as in previous years … Continue reading

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Trams &: Manchester 173 & lots of buses

We’re going inside for this latest edition of “Trams &” as we feature Manchester 173 before it was moved to the Heaton Park Tramway.

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Tram of the Year 2020 voting now open!

You can now register your votes for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2020 with the final shortlist now announced in all four categories: Tram (Traditional), Tram (Modern), Tramway and Event of the Year. Some years it is … Continue reading

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Stockport 5 returns to service!

It was 2013 that the last passengers enjoyed the opportunity for a ride on open topper Stockport 5 but that all changed on Friday 4th December with the tram relaunched into service on its home tramway at the Heaton Park … Continue reading

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Details revealed for Stockport 5’s return

Having spent the past seven years out of service undergoing attention in the workshops, Stockport 5 is set to return to service at the Heaton Park Tramway on Friday 4th December. It was 2013 the last time that 5 ran … Continue reading

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Trams &: Hull 96 & bus

As part of our regular celebration December, over the next 32 days we will have some extra articles with three of our photo series rotating with two added a day all the way through until 1st January. The first of … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway to return for Lightopia

While some heritage tramways resumed operation after the go-ahead was given by the government in July there have been some which haven’t been able to start running again and this included Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway. But all that is set … Continue reading

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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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