Category Archives: Event Reviews

Heaton Park Tramway celebrate MTMS 50th anniversary in style

Sunday 2nd April saw the Heaton Park Tramway celebrate 50 years of the Manchester Transport Museum Society with no fewer than nine trams featuring on the day in one form or another including an impressive four trams in service.

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Event Review: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular

Over the weekend of 24th and 25th September the Blackpool Tramway celebrated its 131st anniversary in style with an Anniversary Spectacular which saw an intensive tram service in operation alongside depot tours and tram displays at Rigby Road Depot. This … Continue reading

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Oporto C65 stars at Tram Day

Over the past few years the main enthusiast event at Crich has given us on loan trams and trams displayed outside from the on site collection but for 2016 Tram Day – as it has now been christened – a … Continue reading

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Event Report: Isle of Man Heritage Transport Festival and preceding charters by the Isle of Man Fifty Group, 20th July – 1st August

The Isle of Man is an heritage transport jewel in the middle of the Irish sea. On an island barely 38 miles long and 13 miles wide you can experience three different steam railways, vintage bus, commercial vehicle, car and … Continue reading

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Frozen fever and starlight surprises at Crich

The busy October school half-term holidays saw an expanded Starlight Halloween event take place at the Crich Tramway Village over a period of six days. This event has established itself as one of the museum’s best – but this year … Continue reading

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Blackpool celebrates 130 years in style

The weekend of 26th and 27th September saw the eyes of tram enthusiasts looking towards Blackpool with the most ambitious period of heritage operations planned since the upgrade of the tramway to help celebrate the 130th anniversary of the tramway. … Continue reading

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Isle of Man 50 Group Charters and Heritage Transport Festival 2015, or A further twelve days on the Isle of Man!

Summarising the main activities on the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell during private hires by the ‘Isle of Man 50 Group’ and the following Manx Heritage Transport event. David Mee reports.

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A spectacular welcome for 280 at Heaton Park

The Heaton Park Tramway have proved many times over the years that they know how to put on a good event – and a reminder of that fact came again on Sunday 26th April, when recent arrival Blackpool 280 was … Continue reading

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Crich Tramway Village Enthusiasts’ Day 2013

The annual Enthusiasts’ Day at the Crich Tramway Village took place on Saturday 14th September. As usual the day saw some rare trams out of the depot and Exhibition Hall on display for the visiting enthusiasts with two main line-ups … Continue reading

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Twelve Days on the Isle of Man

David Mee reports from the Isle of Man summarising the main activities on the Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell during private hires by the ‘Isle of Man 50 Group’ and the following Manx Heritage Transport event.

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A Capital Weekend – Crich

On the weekend of 6th & 7th July 2013, Crich Tramway Village held ‘A Capital Weekend’ – a celebration of all things London. Although held primarily to commemorate 80 years since the formation of the London Passenger Transport Board, the … Continue reading

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Blackpool Balloonatic Weekend: 25-27 May 2013

Following on from the incredibly successful heritage tram operation in Blackpool over the Easter and May Day Bank Holiday weekends, the third stint of action for the heritage fleet came over the Spring Bank Holiday period. Building on the success … Continue reading

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Beamish’s Great North Festival of Transport 2013

The Spring transport event at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North saw a major expansion in 2013 with the Great North Steam Fair joined by Our Friends Electric and Old King Coal to make a 12 day spectacular called … Continue reading

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Glasgow 50 & Enthusiast’s Tram Weekend at Crich 2012

Over the weekend of 15th and 16th September 2012 the Crich Tramway Village held their main tram enthusiast’s event of the year which this year was commemorating the 50th anniversary of the last tram in Glasgow. Before the event much … Continue reading

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Beamish Power from the Past 2012

This year’s Power from the Past event at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North took place between 30th August and 2nd September and as has come to be expected featured a myriad of vintage vehicles across the site both … Continue reading

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London 60 at Crich Tramway Village

On 5th July 1952, the city of London bid a fond farewell to its extensive tramway network. Sixty years and three days later, a commemorative event took place at Crich Tramway Village, to showcase the superb fleet of preserved London … Continue reading

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Beside the Seaside at Crich Tramway Village

The late Spring Bank Holiday weekend saw Crich Tramway Village transformed into a sort of ‘Crich-on-Sea’ for the now annual ‘Beside the Seaside’ event. Although most of the attractions, such as the ‘beach’ area and end of pier style entertainment … Continue reading

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Brush Car Day at Crich Tramway Village

Saturday 12th April was a very special day for Blackpool’s iconic Brush Railcoaches, as car 630 entered service in its new home at Crich Tramway Village for the very first time. To mark this occasion, the Tramway Museum Society arranged … Continue reading

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Beamish and the “Big Three” or The Great North Steam Fair 2012

In the last few years, Beamish, the Living Museum of the North has become a ‘must-see’ destination for anyone with an interest in traditional British trams. The ambitious transport events held at this location have featured the trams in increasingly … Continue reading

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Blackpool Tramway – The End of an Era

Sunday 6th November marked the end of 126 years of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool with the closure of the line at the end of the 2011 season to allow major testing for the Supertram system which is due to … Continue reading

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