Category Archives: Event Previews

In Preview: Starlight Extravaganza at Crich

It is an event which seems to have increased in popularity a lot in recent years, the Starlight Extravaganza at the Crich Tramway Village will return between Monday 29th October and Saturday 3rd November giving visitors the rare chance to … Continue reading

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More events take place this weekend

It looks set to be another busy weekend on UK heritage tramways with Crich enjoying a Steampunk day on Saturday 6th October whilst the following day all eyes will be turned towards Birkenhead with the annual Wirral Bus and Tram … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular

Just like London buses – or is that like Blackpool trams in days gone by?! – another tram special event is upon us with the annual Anniversary Spectacular due to take place on the Blackpool Tramway on Saturday 22nd and … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 8 – Saturday 8th September

And so we reach the end of an eight day spectacular on the Isle of Man with the final day of the MER 125th Anniversary events. The final day will see both unusual and colourful combinations in service whilst the … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 7 – Friday 7th September

There will be plenty to see and do tomorrow on the Manx Electric Railway with every operational tram – including works cars and trailers – set to be included in a mass cavalcade through Laxey Station. Coupled with an intensive … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 6 – Thursday 6th September

Tomorrow will see the first of two special timetables in consecutive days  running on the MER as the celebrations for the 125th Anniversary start to ramp up towards the end of the week-long event. As always continue reading for a … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 5 – Wednesday 5th September

The week-long celebration of the Manx Electric Railway continues tomorrow as it moves into the second half of the events. Groudle will be centre-stage tomorrow with the Tunnel Cars and Crossbench’s also playing major roles as the excitement just keeps … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 4 – Tuesday 4th September

The halfway point of the Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary events is reached tomorrow and it is hoped that it will be a day of the Crossbench with a special photo evening – weather permitting of course! Read on to … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 3 – Monday 3rd September

We reach the third day of the MER 125th Anniversary events tomorrow and its a big day as Ratchet Car 14 will be launched into service after its major overhaul by paid staff and volunteers. And there is plenty more … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 2 – Sunday 2nd September

Day 2 of the MER 125th Anniversary events sees the big birthday party at Laxey with the three 1s on display for photos for much of the day along with a chance to see behind the scenes at Laxey Car … Continue reading

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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 1 – Saturday 1st September

After the build-up of the past year we are finally here – it’s the week-long events to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway! As a quick one stop guide each evening (at roughly 2100 each night) we … Continue reading

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In Preview: Simply Trams at Crich

Its nearly time for one of the highlights of the tram calendar with Simply Trams (a new title for 2018) taking place on Saturday 1st September at the Crich Tramway Village. We have seen over the past few years this … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary – 7 days to go!

If you’ve been living under a rock so far this year you may have missed the news that the Manx Electric Railway will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a very special week long celebration between Saturday 1st and Saturday … Continue reading

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In Preview: August Bank Holiday Gold, Blackpool

Its another Bank Holiday this weekend which can mean only one thing – another Gold weekend in Blackpool! With the previously announced Centenary Car tour on Friday 24th August kicking things off there will then be three days of intensive … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary

Six weeks today will see the start of a packed week of events on the Isle of Man to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway. With events on each day between Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th September … Continue reading

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In Preview: Tramtastic Day Out at Heaton Park Tramway

Sunday 22nd July will be a Tramtastic Day Out if you happen to go to the Heaton Park Tramway with Blackpool Brush 623 due to return to service following its return from a year long loan spell in Blackpool. But … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2018

For obvious reasons a lot of attention has gone towards the September events for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway this year but let’s not forget that the annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival also takes place with the … Continue reading

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In Preview: Totally Models – Blackpool

The latest special event – Totally Models – takes place in Blackpool on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June with the usual gold heritage tram timetable augmented by stalls and layouts at Rigby Road Depot along with the chance to … Continue reading

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In Preview: Beer and Bands at Crich – 6th and 7th May

The next big event at the Crich Tramway Village will be Beer and Bands on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May and hopefully this time the weather will play a lot fairer following the cancellation of half of the Easter … Continue reading

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In Preview: Tram Day at Crich Tramway Village

Tram Day, the annual main enthusiast’s event at the Crich Tramway Village, takes place on Saturday 16th September. We already knew that recently arrived Bournemouth 85 was expected to play a starring role in the day but it has now … Continue reading

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