Category Archives: Event Previews

In Preview: Blackpool Tramway 135th Anniversary – 26th and 27th September

It was an event that for a long-time looked as if it wouldn’t take place at all and although it won’t the spectacle we have become used to in recent years the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September … Continue reading

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Events announced for Virtual Manx Heritage Transport Festival

We already knew that as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic this year’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival had become the second big transport event on the Isle of Man to go virtual but now full details have been announced of … Continue reading

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In Preview: Crich Tramway Village reopens

The Crich Tramway Village will be reopening from Saturday 11th July with the museum open every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice. As with the Seaton Tramway, a number of changes in how they will operate have … Continue reading

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In Preview: Seaton Tramway reopens

Its been over three months since a heritage tram last ran in passenger service but that period of closure will be ended on Saturday 4th July when the Seaton Tramway becomes the first line to reopen. But with Covid-19 restrictions … Continue reading

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Enjoy tram events – virtually!

Now, here’s the thing. We are all under restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and even if we were able to get out and about all heritage tramways are currently closed and are likely to remain so for … Continue reading

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Rush Hour on the Railways goes online!

One of the first high-profile special events to be cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak was the Isle of Man’s Rush Hour on the Railways which was due to take place over the four days of the long … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool Winter Gold, 14th and 15th March 2020

The second Winter Gold event of 2020 is due to take place this weekend, 14th and 15th March with the standard timetable in operation with six trams in action each day plus the Shop Tram running one service in the … Continue reading

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Strathallan Depot to be officially opened as part of Rush Hour on the Railways

The first of two big general transport events on the Isle of Man for 2020 will see the official opening of the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Depot at Strathallan. Rush Hour on the Railways takes place over the Easter … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool Winter Gold, 18th & 19th January 2020

The new year may be but a few weeks old but it is already time for the first main event in Blackpool with January’s Winter Gold event taking place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January. With a newly revised … Continue reading

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A gift for everyone as Santa (and Mrs Claus) visit Blackpool

The next three weekends in Blackpool will see very special visitors as Santa and Mrs Claus take time out of their busy pre-Christmas schedule to spend time on the Western Train at North Pier/Tower. Not only will they be out … Continue reading

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Wallasey 78 to celebrate the 86th anniversary of Walasey’s Last Tram

Its not an anniversary you often see celebrated but on Sunday 1st December the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway will be commemorating the 86th anniversary of the last Wallasey tram with a special event taking place in the afternoon … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool Winter Gold – 23rd & 24th November

It may be November and we may be turning our thoughts to Christmas (and the inevitable Santa Specials at various tramways across the country) but before then the Heritage Tram Tour team at Blackpool haven’t finished for the year yet … Continue reading

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Heaton Park to celebrate end of season on 17th November

Its been a challenging couple of months for the Heaton Park Tramway with the theft of overhead wire leading to the closure of the tramway for around a month whilst the local community and TfGM/KAM rallied around to help replace … Continue reading

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Crich builds up to the end of the season

It’s hard to believe but we are in the final month of the 2019 season at Crich (just where does the time go!) with the final events of the year being prepared for. As well as the usual – and … Continue reading

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In Preview: Wirral Bus & Tram Show

A busy three weeks of tram events come to an end on Sunday 6th October with the annual Wirral Bus and Tram Show taking place in Birkenhead – with five trams due to be in service during the day, including … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool’s September Spectacular – 28th and 29th September

Another weekend and another special tram event is on the cards over the weekend of Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September with Blackpool the location this week for their big September Spectacular event with plenty of trams in action over … Continue reading

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In Preview: Crich 60 – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September

We finally reach that busy period of major tram events with Crich’s the first to take place over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the discovery and adopting of the site in … Continue reading

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In Preview: Blackpool August Bank Holiday Gold – including Depot Open Day!

Another Bank Holiday weekend is upon us which can mean only one thing – another action packed weekend of heritage tram action in Blackpool! This time around there is an added bonus as well as on Sunday 25th August there … Continue reading

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In Preview: Crich heads back to the 1940s again

It is always one of best attended events of the year at Crich and the second World War II Home Front weekend of 2019 will be taking place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August with the usual mix of … Continue reading

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In Preview: Build in Bricks at Crich – 25th to 31st July

One of the most popular new family orientated events at the Crich Tramway Village didn’t have anything to do with large scale trams but did result in a stunning mosaic depicting Glasgow 812! It was the Build in Bricks event … Continue reading

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