Category Archives: Volks Electric Railway

In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway closes the season with three car service

For the first time in over 25 years the Volk’s Electric Railway operated a public three car service on Sunday 3rd November, a day which also marked the last day of the regular operating season for the year (although there … Continue reading

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Three car service to run on Volk’s Electric Railway to end the season

For the first time in over 25 years the Volk’s Electric Railway will be running a three car service on Sunday 3rd November, subject to the usual weather constraints. The standard service on the line along Brighton seafront sees two … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway in operation

Riding on open cars during the summer along the seafront – what’s not to like (unless of course its raining!) One of the seaside lines we feature on these pages is the unique Volk’s Electric Railway which runs along the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway in August 2018

Another throwback article as we take a look at the Volk’s Electric Railway with photos taken during the first days of August 2018. During Stuart Cooke’s visit the service was being operated by two single cars, both of which were … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway does run!

After your Editor’s aborted attempt to have a ride on the Volk’s Electric Railway at the start of May here is proof that the line does actually operate with a selection of photos taken at on Saturday 18th May. A … Continue reading

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In Pictures: No service for the Volk’s Electric Railway on a Bank Holiday Monday

Bank Holidays, a day when the Great British public like to do something with family, maybe head off to the coast to see what’s on offer. For those heading to Brighton it may include a walk down the pier, a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 2019 season begins on the Volk’s Electric Railway

The latest line to re-open for the 2019 season is that in Brighton on the Volk’s Electric Railway. Whilst the first passengers were carried on Wednesday 10th April the official first day of the season was Saturday 13th April with … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway late running dates announced

With the Volk’s Electric Railway back running for another season dates have now been announced for the popular Late Running evenings operated by members of the Volk’s Electric Railway Association. There will be seven evenings with extra trains running after … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre

Part of the Saving Volk’s project was the creation of a new visitor centre for the line to give a bit of background behind the history of the longstanding railway which runs along Brighton seafront. In this pictorial we take … Continue reading

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Another small gallery of photos for you this week:

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VER car 6 finally enters service

It may have returned to Brighton way back on 14th February but after a period of testing found a number of adjustments were required Volk’s Electric Railway car 6 finally returned to service on Thursday 4th October, bolstering the operating … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway 6 out on test

The next car to return to service on the Volk’s Electric Railway looks set to be no. 6 which is now undergoing final test running before it being commissioned for public use once again. As we reported recently 6 has … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway 6 & 10 prepared to return

The second and third of the three Volk’s Electric Railway cars which were overhauled by Alan Keef Ltd in Ross on Wye are currently being prepared for a return to service with both hoped to be back in use in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Views from the Volk’s Electric Railway

Another story we have been covering over the past few months is that of the reopening of the Volk’s Electric Railway following the Saving Volk’s Project, aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Included in this funding was the cash to … Continue reading

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Volks Electric Railway 10 back in Brighton

The third and final Volks Electric Railway train to have been overhauled by Alan Keef Ltd has returned to Brighton and now awaits final work to be completed and a return to service. 10 was delivered on Monday 30th April … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week over on the main website we have a small selection of photos from the Sussex Coast:

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Volks 4 runs again as a new season begins in Brighton

The first of the three Volks Electric Railway vehicles which have undergone restoration in Ross-on-Wye has run once again with 4 undergoing its commissioning runs on Thursday 22nd March – just over a week before the new season began.

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Car 6 returns to Volks Electric Railway

The second of three Volks Electric Railway cars which were sent away to Alan Keef Ltd in Ross on Wye has returned to Brighton. No. 6 made the trip back to the Sussex coast arriving on 14th February 2018.

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In Pictures: Volks Electric Railway returns

As we reported at the weekend the Volks Electric Railway resumed services on Saturday 14th October after over a year of inaction as a result of the “Saving Volk’s” refurbishment project. Although works are not sufficiently advanced to allow trains … Continue reading

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Volks Electric Railway set to return to service

By the time you read this article the Volks Electric Railway should be back in operation with a limited service to be run between Aquarium and Halfway as the Heritage Lottery Fund backed regeneration project starts to come towards a … Continue reading

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