Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

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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Stockport 5 leads the way!

Heaton Park’s ‘Tramtastic Day Out’ on Sunday 22nd July turned out to be another great event, with a three-car service on the heritage line for the first time this year, and several other members of the fleet posed for photography. … Continue reading

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In Preview: Tramtastic Day Out at Heaton Park Tramway

Sunday 22nd July will be a Tramtastic Day Out if you happen to go to the Heaton Park Tramway with Blackpool Brush 623 due to return to service following its return from a year long loan spell in Blackpool. But … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Its bye-bye to Blackpool for 623

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 623‘s period of operation back on its original home tramway has now come to an end, and after a year-long loan, the tram was transported back to Manchester on Monday 16th July. However, before it left it … Continue reading

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Help bid farewell to Blackpool 623

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have confirmed that Blackpool Brush Railcoach 623 will shortly be leaving the seaside again, and heading back to its active retirement home at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway. However, before it departs, a special farewell running day has … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back this week with a double helping of Photo Galleries:

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In Pictures: Stockport 5 returns home for a day!

Saturday 5th May saw Stockport 5 head back to its home town for display during the Stockport Community Rail Festival. Departing and arriving back at Heaton Park on the same day the move was in the reliable hands of Allely’s … Continue reading

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Stockport 5 to visit its old home

2018 is shaping up to be a year of surprises in the tramway world – and the latest one is the announcement that Stockport 5 will be returning to Stockport for a single day visit as part of a local … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway in April

With the Festival of Model Tramways taking place at the nearby Greater Manchester Museum of Transport the Heaton Park Tramway operated an enhanced service over the weekend of 21st and 22nd April to cater for extra visitors. In this pictorial … Continue reading

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