Category Archives: British Trams Online at 15

British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Pantograph 167

And we end this series with the 26th different tram to have left its usual home for an operating loan – Blackpool Pantograph 167. As with Marton Box 31 which started off this series this is a tram which has … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Manchester Metrolink extensions

And so we come to an end of our look at 15 key events over the past 15 years and although we have deliberately not put them in any particular order there is little doubt that one of most key … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Birkenhead 20

Another tram which has been loaned to two different tramways is Birkenhead 20 which has left its home town for both Beamish and Blackpool.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Standard 147

Beamish features once again as we continue our look at the trams which have operated on loan over the past 15 years. This time Beamish were the recipient as Blackpool Standard 147 visited for the best part of a year … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Crich Anniversaries

Another “cheat” if you like for this entry into our 15 Events for 15 Years feature as we take a look at events celebrating various anniversaries which have taken place at the Crich Tramway Village – and there have been … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Oporto 196

Throughout this series we have seen several trams which have made the trip from Heaton Park to Beamish but in this edition we feature a tram which made the opposite move – Oporto 196.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Railcoach 280/680

The only tram in this series to have enjoyed two loan spells with two different identities is Blackpool Ex-Towing Railcoach 280/680.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Opening of the upgraded Blackpool Tramway

Wednesday 4th April 2012 was a key milestone for the Blackpool Tramway as that was the day that the upgraded tramway, complete with platforms and modern low floor trams, opened to the public after several years of construction and disruption.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Liverpool 762

We take a look today at a very popular tram loan, that of Liverpool 762 from Birkenhead to Blackpool in 2010.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Beamish Tramway 40th Anniversary

Its another anniversary which we feature today, this time we head north east to Beamish at a time when the museum tramway was celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Brush 623

The second Blackpool Brush Railcoach to have enjoyed an operating loan during the past 15 years is 623, and just like 630 this is also a current loan with it remaining in Blackpool.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Heaton Park’s Blackpool Day

On Sunday 21st November 2010 the Heaton Park Tramway held their most ambitious event as they celebrated Blackpool’s trams and transport.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11

Last time out we looked at one VAMBAC operated tram which had run on loan at Beamish, but Coronation 304 was not the first as that honour had fallen to Marton VAMBAC 11 which had visited from the East Anglia … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Coronation 304

In the autumn of 2012 one of the popular Coronation Cars from Blackpool went on loan to Beamish for a short period having been made homeless a few weeks previously when it was moved away from Rigby Road Depot because … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Nottingham Express Transit Opens as do extensions

Cast your mind back 15 years and Nottingham Express Transit was still under construction with the opening not coming until 2004. Since then we have also seen two extensions constructed and opened.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: London County Council 106

The very first short-term tram loan at the East Anglia Transport Museum, London County Council 106 made the trip from Crich in July 2016 to play its part at a special London Event at Carlton Colville.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Leeds 6

It was the loan which went on a lot longer than had been originally thought as Leeds 6 made the trip from the Heaton Park Tramway to Beamish.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Blackpool Anniversaries

We did say when we launched this series that in order to fit everything we wanted to in we would be cheating and that is exactly what we are doing today as we look at Blackpool Anniversaries. There have been … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40

Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 is a tram which is officially on loan to Blackpool from the Tramway Museum Society but for the purposes of this series we actually feature when the tram went back to Crich for the Electric … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Manchester 765

Another tram which has enjoyed loan periods at two separate tramways over the past 15 years is Manchester 765, a tram which usually resides in its home city at the Heaton Park Tramway but has also been seen in Blackpool … Continue reading

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