Category Archives: Picture in Time

Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram

This week we move north from Croydon to Sheffield to start a series of archive images from the Supertram network, starting off with an image during testing.

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Picture in Time: Great Orme Tramway 5

Starting off a short series of images from Llandudno’s Great Orme Tramway today as we continue Picture in Time.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 723

We stay in 1983 for this week’s archive image from Blackpool and this time we feature a couple of the iconic Balloon Cars.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2546

Another all over advert carried on one of the trams of Croydon Tramlink in the early days of the system features as the latest image in Picture in Time today.

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Picture in Time: Seaton 19

Another of the trams converted for operation on the Seaton Tramway from an original first generation tramway is no. 19 – which started off life on the local Exeter Corporation Tramways system.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Engineering Car 753

It is a tram which it is hoped will be back on the rails sometime in 2019 for the first time since withdrawal in 1990 but it will look significantly different this time around as it will be a passenger … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink construction

A bit of a difference for today’s archive image as we take a look at construction work rather than a tram.

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Picture in Time: Seaton 17

Rebuilding trams into a different style has been one of things that the Seaton Tramway – and its forerunner in Eastbourne – have regularly done. Another tram which has had a recent built is the former no. 17 which now … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronations 650 & 653

From last week’s look at a Blackpool Coronation Car running in service we have a sadder image this week as we see two of the class being scrapped in Thornton Gate Yard.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2542

One of the features of the early days of the Croydon Tramlink system was the number of advertising liveries carried on the trams and we take a look at one of these today.

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Picture in Time: Seaton 16

One of three trams at the Seaton Tramway which started off life as a “full size” tram (in this case 3’6” gauge) is no. 16. A former Bournemouth Corporation vehicle this is the tram that features in today’s Picture in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 662

There is no doubt that one of the most popular classes of trams with enthusiasts in Blackpool is the Coronation Cars and we feature a long-gone member of that class today in our regular look back into the archives.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2552

Moving forward a bit this week with an image from Croydon dated shortly before the start of public services.

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Picture in Time: Seaton 12

Heading back into the archives today we are in Devon for a look at probably the most rebuilt tram of the Seaton Tramway fleet – no. 12.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 630

A very long-term advert is the feature of Picture in Time today as we take a look at the first of two designs for Karting 2000 on Blackpool Brush 630.

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2545

The southernmost modern tram system in the UK is that which serves South London, now known as London Tramlink when it first start services it was more location specific as Croydon Tramlink. Over the next few weeks we will be … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow Coronation

Today we conclude our images from November 1962 in Glasgow with one of the last runs of a tram on the city’s tramways.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 710

Can you remember the time when Blackpool Balloon 710 was included as part of the Fleetwood Transport Festival parade? The year was 2011 and with the tram acquired by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust it was transported through the town … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1195

The second of three trams to be captured on camera just before scrapping in Glasgow in November 1962 is the feature of Picture in Time today.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 641

From the first Jubilee last week to the first Centenary Car this week as we continue our archive photo series with another image taken in Blackpool.

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