Category Archives: Event Previews

12 trams to see service at Seaton’s Family Fun Day

Buried under the title Family Fun Day, Sunday 4th June looks set to be a rare chance to enjoy rides on all of the operational passenger trams at the Seaton Tramway with all 12 due to be in service. There … Continue reading

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours reveal Spring Bank Holiday output

Once again another weekend of enhanced heritage tram activity in Blackpool is almost here, with the Spring Bank Holiday weekend providing the perfect excuse for three days of the excellent ‘Gold’ service to be in operation. As with the May … Continue reading

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Crich get their buckets and spades ready

Beside the Seaside, one of the most popular family events held at the Crich Tramway Village – home of the National Tramway Museum, will once again be taking place over the May Half Term holiday from Saturday 27th May to … Continue reading

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Six becomes seven for May Day Bank Holiday Gold weekend in Blackpool

It only seems to have been a couple of weeks since the last Gold heritage tram weekend in Blackpool (probably because it was!) but with another Bank Holiday imminent, this weekend will see another intensive service operate. As a bonus … Continue reading

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Allocations announced for Easter Gold in Blackpool

The Easter weekend looks set to see another action packed weekend of heritage trams in Blackpool with the popular Gold timetable in operation again on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April. As usual with this timetable six trams … Continue reading

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Event Preview: Rush Hour on the Railways – Isle of Man

Now an established part of the operating season across the Isle of Man’s various railways and tramways, Rush Hour on the Railways will once again be taking place over the Easter weekend. This time the four day spectacular will be … Continue reading

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Event Preview: MTMS 50 at Heaton Park Tramway **updated**

Sunday 2nd April will see a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Manchester Transport Museum Society at the Heaton Park Tramway with up to four trams hoped to be in service alongside a selection of currently stored trams on … Continue reading

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Tram allocations revealed for latest Winter Gold weekend

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March will see the latest Gold operating weekend in Blackpool with 11 different trams due to see action during the two days including several trams making their first public appearances of the year. Sunday 26th … Continue reading

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Crich Event Preview: Classic London – 13th & 14th June

Over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June the Crich Tramway Village will be celebrating all things London with the Classic London event. The highlight of the weekend will undoubtedly be the return to service of London County … Continue reading

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Crich Event Preview: Blackpool 711′s 80th birthday

On Sunday 12th October, a special event will be held at Crich Tramway Village to celebrate the 80th birthday of Blackpool Balloon car 711 which is of course currently on loan from Blackpool Transport. The event also takes advantage of … Continue reading

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Crich Event Preview: ‘Electric 50′ – 13th & 14th September

On Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September, Crich Tramway Village will host one of its most ambitious events ever, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of electric tram operation at Crich. This will see an incredible twenty-five electric trams running in … Continue reading

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Event Preview: Blackpool heritage tram operation, 23rd – 25th August

The final stint of daytime operation for the Blackpool tramway’s heritage fleet occurs over the three-day August Bank Holiday weekend, with an action packed schedule planned as usual to entertain enthusiasts and other passengers alike. With many of the English … Continue reading

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Blackpool event preview: Fleetwood ‘Tram Sunday’, 20th July

The popular annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport will be held on Sunday 20th July and this will once again feature the heritage trams in a prominent role, with seven different cars due to feature at this event! Following the success … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway event preview: 765 – 100 Not Out!

On Sunday 6th July, the Heaton Park Tramway will be hosting a very special event to celebrate Manchester 765‘s centenary year. Regular readers of this site will no doubt be aware that 765 has been under overhaul during the early … Continue reading

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Blackpool event preview: Totally Transport, 22nd June

On Sunday 22nd June, the popular Totally Transport event returns to Blackpool’s New South Promenade for the tenth successive year. Featuring a wide variety of vintage transport plus other attractions to entertain the whole family, this year’s event will see … Continue reading

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Blackpool Event Preview: Spring Bank Holiday Heritage Tram Operation

The upcoming Spring Bank Holiday weekend will see the welcome return of heritage trams to service in Blackpool for their third spell of operation this year. From May 24th to 26th inclusive, a selection of historic tramcars will grace the … Continue reading

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Crich Event Preview: Beside the Seaside

During the school half term holidays at the end of May, Crich Tramway Village is being transformed into a seaside-style attraction, with a whole host of traditional activities to entertain visitors of all ages. For the first time ever, this … Continue reading

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Crich Event Preview: The Best of Sheffield

For one week during May, Crich Tramway Village is hosting a celebration of all things Sheffield to co-incide with the return to service of Sheffield 510 after a major overhaul and repaint in its special ‘Last Tram’ livery. As well … Continue reading

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Blackpool Event Preview: May Day Bank Holiday

Details of the plans for Blackpool’s heritage tram service over the imminent May Day Bank Holiday weekend have now been announced, with a three-car service due to operate on both Sunday 4th & Monday 5th May. With a similar pool … Continue reading

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Event Preview: Our Friends Electric

Event: Our Friends Electric Where: Beamish – the Living Museum of the North When: Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th April (1000 to 1700 each day – last admission 1500) 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the operation of trams at … Continue reading

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