Category Archives: Event Previews

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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In Preview: Tram Sunday weekend Heritage Trams – 20th & 21st July

This weekend will see more enhanced heritage tram action in Blackpool and with Tram Sunday taking place on Sunday 21st July it is very much Fleetwood orientated this time around – with a very frequent service north on both days. … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Heritage Transport Festival – 24th to 28th July

The second and biggest transport event of the year on the Isle of Man is just a week away! The Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place this year between Wednesday 24th and Sunday 28th July with events across the island … Continue reading

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In Preview: Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich

The next special event to take place at the Crich Tramway Village will be the Classic Motorcycle Day on Sunday 7th July where the normal tram service will be joined by hundreds of classic motorcycles and, hopefully, plenty of visitors!

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In Preview: Totally Models in Blackpool

Just four weeks after the last Gold weekend in Blackpool its time for another two days of intensive heritage tram action with the added bonus of the Totally Models event at Rigby Road Depot. With 12 different trams from six … Continue reading

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In Preview: Another Gold weekend in Blackpool

12 trams, six different classes (seven if you include the “B” fleet Balloons as a separate class!) are set to feature as the latest Gold weekend of heritage tram operation in Blackpool gets underway again. With a late Easter this … Continue reading

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In Preview: May Day Bank Holiday tram allocations revealed in Blackpool

It may only seem like a couple of weeks since we last had a Bank Holiday weekend – possibly because it was! – but this weekend once again sees a Gold timetable running on Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours with the … Continue reading

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In Preview: Beer and Bands combine at Crich

The May Day Bank Holiday will once again see the Beer and Bands event at the Crich Tramway Village with a number of bands confirmed to appear over the two days of the event – Sunday 5th and Monday 6th … Continue reading

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Tram allocations revealed for an Easter weekend of heritage tram action in Blackpool

It’s a bank holiday weekend and that means only one thing – the Gold heritage tram timetable will be in operation in Blackpool! The six tram service will run on thee days over the weekend: Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st and … Continue reading

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

The first of the two special events on Isle of Man Railways takes place over the Easter weekend – Rush Hour on the Railways. Featuring not only the Manx Electric Railway but also the Isle of Man Steam Railway this … Continue reading

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In Preview: Great North Steam Fair at Beamish

After a couple of years when tram involvement has been confined to the resident fleet, the 2019 Great North Steam Fair at Beamish looks set to change that with not one but two on loans due to be in service … Continue reading

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Tram allocations announced for next Winter Gold

It may be Spring but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to fit in another Winter Gold operation in Blackpool over the weekend of 23rd and 24th March. The standard winter timetable will be in operation with six trams in … Continue reading

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Details announced for 2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival

It may still only be March but that doesn’t mean it is too soon for details of what will be happening at the 2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival to be announced. Traditionally one of the earliest events of the year … Continue reading

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Full details announced for Box 40 farewell tour

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now announced the full plan for Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40’s Farewell Tour which takes place on Saturday 2nd March. As we have reported frequently over the past few weeks, 40’s loan spell in Blackpool … Continue reading

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Tram allocations for latest Blackpool Gold weekend revealed

Anyone up for some Boating in February? Well if you are then Blackpool is the place to be this weekend (Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February) with two examples due to run during the weekend which will also see the … Continue reading

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Trams revealed for first Winter Gold of the year in Blackpool

This weekend will see the first Winter Gold operation of 2019 in Blackpool with six trams due to run on each day plus the unusual sight of a snowplough fitted tram as the Shop at North Pier/Tower. As has become … Continue reading

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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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