Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

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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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway Overhead Line Damage

As was reported in the news pages on 24th September and 1st October the Heaton Park Tramway suffered what could have been a devastating blow when a section of overhead wire was stolen overnight on 23rd/24th September. However in a … Continue reading

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TfGM and KAM step in to help Heaton Park

It has been said that in adversity you see who your friends are and that is exactly the situation for the Heaton Park Tramway. As we reported last week the tramway had been hit by theft of overhead wire which … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway hit by overhead wire theft

When writing this website a lot of what I get to write is positive as new developments are announced and come through but unfortunately not all is positive and it is sad to report that the Heaton Park Tramway in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park pull out the stops for late summer event

In the wake of the cancellation of the Trans Lancs Rally because of ground conditions on the rally ground in Heaton Park the Heaton Park Tramway organised a short-notice late summer event which saw all three operational passenger trams in … Continue reading

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Extra event for Heaton Park as Trans Lancs Rally cancelled

Sadly the annual Trans Lancs Rally which usually takes place on the first Sunday in September at Heaton Park has had to be cancelled this year because the parade ground in the park is not in a condition where it … Continue reading

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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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