Category Archives: Seaton Tramway

What’s New on British Trams Online? 7th February 2021

We are once again having to dip into the archives for this week’s set of photos as we head down to the Seaton Tramway again:

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Timelapse video released of Colyford crossing relay

At the start of January the Seaton Tramway started a major project to relay the track across Colyford crossing – track which had been in place for 45 years! With the road temporarily closed new track was put down while … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Seaton Tramway 50th Anniversary 2020

It was the event which won the “Event of the Year” category at the 2020 British Trams Online Tram of the Year and was held at the “Tramway of the Year”! It was the 50th Anniversary event at the Seaton … Continue reading

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Colyford crossing reopens as Seaton Tramway winter maintenance continues

They may have won the British Trams Online Tramway of the Year for 2020 but the Seaton Tramway are not resting on their laurels as they are already well advanced with their winter maintenance programme. As we reported last year … Continue reading

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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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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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Christmas and New Year services 2020/21

Its been a year like no other and with restrictions and social distancing still in place the Christmas and New Year period will also be different but despite that there will still be services in operation across the various operating … Continue reading

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New track to be laid at Colyford in January

The winter period on the Seaton Tramway may not be seeing trams running (after the Christmas and New Year operating period anyway) but that doesn’t mean its not going to be a hive of activity in this small corner of … Continue reading

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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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Seaton Tramway to run special Winter Service

With the English national lockdown coming to an end at the start of December, the Seaton Tramway have announced that they will be running a special Winter service on weekends during December as well as daily in the week leading … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway announce plans for 24 hour Tramathon 2021!

I think we can probably all agree that 2020 hasn’t exactly been the year we hoped it may be and many of us may already been looking forward to 2021 and hoping it will be a far more enjoyable year … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway cancel Polar Express trips for 2020 – back in 2021

It is usually a very popular event for families but the Polar Express tram rides for 2020 at the Seaton Tramway have now been cancelled as a result of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the latest lockdown and what may come … Continue reading

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Lockdown returns to England – heritage trams suspended again

It was announced late on Saturday 31st October that England will once again be going into a national lockdown in an attempt to supress the spread of the Coronavirus. This means that as from Thursday 5th November – and until … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway receive £435,100 from government funding package

The Seaton Tramway has been awarded £435,100 from the government backed Culture Recover Fund following the release of the first round of funding of this £1.57 billion fund. The money will go towards wages, major overhauls such as track and … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway wins Tripadvisor mark

The Seaton Tramway have announced that they have recently been awarded the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award, based on good feedback left on the popular Tripadvisor website and app.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

There are another couple of Photo Galleries now added to the main website, including images from overseas and also the 50th Anniversary celebrations in Seaton:

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway celebrates 50 years

It wasn’t the celebration originally envisaged but Friday 28th August 2020 saw the Seaton Tramway in Devon commemorate 50 years of operation with an intensive tram service operating the length of the line – including the ever elusive no. 4. … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

With the Seaton Tramway celebrating its 50th anniversary on 28th August we head back to 2007 for some images from the tramway as this week’s main feature:

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All 13 operational trams to run at Seaton to celebrate 50 Years

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK and major restrictions were put in place affecting everyday life it seemed the chances of celebrating various anniversaries in 2020 had been put to bed. But not to be deterred by the continuing, … Continue reading

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