Category Archives: Heaton Park Tramway

What’s New on British Trams Online? 12th March 2023

Its another two photo gallery week as we hve another “20 Photos of…” as well as heading to Prague:

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Blackpool 619 to be officially launched back into service 26th March

Shortly before Christmas 2022 a tram returned to service at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway which hadn’t been used since 2017. Blackpool Replica Vanguard 619 was a surprise return to service during the Lightopia event but with its re-entry happening with … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2022!

As we enter another year its time for one last look at which heritage trams ran in 2022. This is as a complete list of heritage trams which operated with passengers on board during the calendar year 2022 – it … Continue reading

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The Number 20: Hull 96 & Stockport 5

And off to Manchester and the Heaton Park Tramway for this next instalment of “The Number 20”.

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In Pictures: Surprise! Blackpool 619 back in service at Heaton Park

This article was updated 18th December 2022 with the addition of photos. This is a story we didn’t expect to be reporting on before the end of 2022 – the return to service of Blackpool Replica Vanguard 619 at the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway Night Photography event

Saturday 22nd October saw a Night Photography event take place at the Heaton Park Tramway with specially posed scenes including the trams – operational and not operational – as well as a visiting bus in the dark. Manchester trams 765 … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Thank you to everyone who has provided updates to this list which are now shown below. The last time we brought you this round-up of heritage trams which have run in the British Isles this year it was April, so … Continue reading

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

In this week’s udpate our photos come from the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester:

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In Pictures: Heaton Park Tramway have a Tramtastic day

Four trams in service and stored trams on display were amongst the highlights of the Heaton Park Tramway’s Tramtastic event which took place over the weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July. Although a two day event this report … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway gets ready for a Tramtastic weekend!

Please note amendments to the timetabled events – see the main article in italics Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July sees the latest special event at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway as Tramtastic takes place. This year it’s the double the … Continue reading

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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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