Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 700

In this edition of Picture in Time we are back in Blackpool as we take a look at the original Balloon Car – 700.

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Trams lead the way for passenger satisfaction in the UK

It seems that if you want to satisfied about your morning commute the only way to travel is by tram! The latest Passenger Focus survey has shown that on average across the UK (except for on London Tramlink) passengers have … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 676+686 & Balloons 726 & 704

We have a busy scene in Blackpool for our latest delve into the archives in this instalment of Picture in Time.

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Pop stars take over trams for BBC Music Day

Passengers on some of the UK’s light rail systems may have been surprised to hear some familiar voices in an unlikely setting on Thursday 15th June, as part of the celebrations for BBC Music Day. One of the more unusual … Continue reading

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Marton 31 to miss summer 2017?

Despite having returned to Beamish Museum from Blackpool in March of this year, Blackpool Marton Box 31 has still not returned to service at its home tramway. This is due to the car having worn tyres, and it has now … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Standard 48 overhaul continues

As we reported a couple of weeks ago Blackpool Standard 48 is currently being overhauled at the Oregon Electric Railway Museum with a view to the tram being returned to service. Stephen Cobb recently visited the museum and provides us … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: From the Tower overbridge

Today we include a photo featuring five different trams for the latest edition of Picture in Time.

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Blackpool cars 625 & 726 return home

As reported on this website last week, a storage arrangement has been made between Blackpool Transport, the Blackpool Heritage Trust and the current owner of two preserved Blackpool trams – Brush Railcoach 625 and Balloon 726 – for both of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Brush car 623 returns to Blackpool

On Tuesday 6th June, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 623 returned to Rigby Road depot at Blackpool to begin a loan period. The tram has been in the care of the Manchester Transport Museum Society since 2010 and has spent most of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Two more Photo Galleries for you this week:

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Two more Blackpool trams to return to Rigby Road

After a period of time out in the cold, two further Blackpool trams are set to return home to the sanctuary of Rigby Road depot thanks to an agreement between their current owner and the Blackpool Heritage Trust. Both Brush … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon

In this instalment of Picture in Time we take another trip to Blackpool as we feature a tram arriving back at Rigby Road Depot presumably after another busy day on the Prom.

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Blackpool puts on another spectacular Bank Holiday show

You have probably already read about the aperitif to the latest Gold timetable of heritage tram operations in Blackpool (if you haven’t why not? It’s only a few stories down this page and gives you full details of 718’s relaunch … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 718 relaunched with a shiny new coat!

The star attraction on the Blackpool tramway for the latest heritage gold operating weekend has been Rebuilt Balloon 718 which has just been released from the Paint Shop in a sparkling coat of green and cream paint. Following a period … Continue reading

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Last chance to ride Blackpool 623 in Manchester (for now!)

As has been reported previously, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 623 is heading back home for an operating loan period to help mark the 80th anniversary of Blackpool’s Brush cars. However, before it returns to Blackpool there will be a final chance … Continue reading

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours reveal Spring Bank Holiday output

Once again another weekend of enhanced heritage tram activity in Blackpool is almost here, with the Spring Bank Holiday weekend providing the perfect excuse for three days of the excellent ‘Gold’ service to be in operation. As with the May … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 706 and 709

We are off to Blackpool again for this edition of Picture in Time and this instalment finds us in 2005 for a view of two trams now very different but once identical.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Standard 48 in Oregon

Continuing our series looking at the Blackpool trams now residing in the United States we take a trip to Oregon for an update on Standard 48. As with fellow Standard car 144, the news is good on 48 which is … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back with a main site update this week and we are in the north west of England for a couple of new Photo Galleries:

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In Pictures: Blackpool 144 in the USA

Standard 144 was the very first Blackpool tram to be exported to the USA when it departed in 1955. Over the past 62 years the tram has remained at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine and although it has been … Continue reading

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