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In Pictures: Blackpool Boats in action during Muni Heritage Weekend

They may be 5,151 miles away from home but the San Francisco Blackpool Boats were both in action over the Muni Heritage Weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September with the more long-standing resident 228 in service on both … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Engineering Car 754

We have a lot to be grateful for to various transport undertakings across the country as if they hadn’t converted earlier passenger trams into works cars there may be several types of tram we now enjoy which had been confined … Continue reading

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Standard 143 work continues

The launch of Blackpool Standard 143 is now a little over a week away and with this in mind the past week has seen some good progress made on the tram’s restoration with it now to be found in the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 9 & Engineering Car 753

We stay looking at the Blackpool Tramway during the illuminations in the 1970s this week but this time there isn’t an illuminated tram in sight as we take a look at Little Bispham loop during the day with two very … Continue reading

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In Pictures: B fleet Balloon runs in service

Ever since the upgraded Blackpool Tramway started in operation one major topic of conversation has been the use of the “B fleet” Balloons which were modified with porches to allow them to stop at the light rail platforms. Since 2012 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Illuminations off and running for another year

A sure sign that summer is almost over is the switching on of the illuminations in Blackpool and for trams that also means their busiest period of the year – especially for the heritage trams with illumination tours now underway. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Hovertram 735

Sticking with the illuminated tram theme for this week as we take a look at another of the 1960s feature cars. This time around it is the Hovertram, one of thosenow back at Rigby Road but stored.

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In Pictures: Boat 228 operating in San Francisco as 233 gets ready to join it

It may be a long way from home but 2019 has seen the return to full service of one of San Francisco’s two Boat Cars with it being regularly rostered to service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer (save … Continue reading

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FTT launch appeal for Coronation 304 compressor overhaul

The Fylde Transport Trust need £3,160 to overhaul the compressor of Coronation 304 and to help raise this money they have launched another appeal. This will be a full overhaul of the compressor undertaken by CMP Engineering in Trafford Park … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another couple of Photo Galleries, both from the northwest of England:

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In Pictures: Doors opened to Rigby Road Depot

As part of the latest Gold weekend of heritage tram operation in Blackpool, Rigby Road Depot held an open day on Sunday 25th August allowing the public access beyond the gates to see the trams both not needed for service … Continue reading

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Boy taken to hospital after getting trapped under tram on Blackpool Prom

A 14 year old boy has been taken to hospital after he became trapped under a tram near Waterloo Road on Blackpool Promenade during the Ride the Lights event on Tuesday 27th August at approximately 2150. The boy became trapped … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 001 receives Merlin attractions advert

It has long been a tradition in Blackpool that the various attractions in the town advertise on the trams but since the introduction of the new modern trams the only full advert liveries have been for a shopping centre (twice!), … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Belle 731 and Warship 736

This week as we return to Blackpool for some another archive image we are in the 1970s for a view of two stabled illuminated trams.

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Another update on Blackpool tram restorations

Whilst all eyes are on the continuing work to bring Standard 143 back to operational condition ahead of its official launch into service on Monday 23rd September there are also other projects continuing in the background as preparations are made … 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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Picture in Time: Edinburgh 35

At first glance this week you would think we had made a mistake in featuring Edinburgh 35 as our Blackpool archive image but of course this tram spent a period on the Fylde Coast in the mid-1980s and as such … Continue reading

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More summer illuminated trams in Blackpool

The summer of the illuminated tram in Blackpool is continuing with another planned evening of operation now announced but this time the Western Train will be joined by the Frigate and some of the illuminations will also be switched on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 645

In this edition of Picture in Time we again travel to Blackpool and this time feature one of the one person operated Centenary Cars.

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Another pre-illumination outing for the Western Train

Following the success of its last outing Blackpool’s illuminated Western Train is to make another appearance on the tramway ahead of this year’s illumination season offering three round trips from North Pier/Tower to Little Bispham and Pleasure Beach. The date … Continue reading

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