Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Halle 902 moves to Blackpool

On Tuesday 22nd May, Halle 902 made the journey by road from Crich Tramway Village to Blackpool. As reported previously, the tram is to be stored at the Rigby Road depot as part of an arrangement with its owners, who … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back this week with a double helping of Photo Galleries:

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In Pictures: Blackpool 630′s farewell tour

On Saturday 19th May, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 operated a special ‘farewell’ tour of the entire Blackpool system, its last such outing before it returns to its active retirement home at Crich Tramway Village. On this gloriously sunny day, 630 … Continue reading

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Boat 600 – back where it belongs!

For the first time this year, a Boat car was employed on the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours service on Saturday 19th May. With 227 still undergoing extensive restoration work and 230 stored awaiting workshop attention, 600 has been flying the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Ex-Towing Railcoach 679

An early 1990s photo features in this edition of Picture in Time as we see Ex-Towing Railcoach 679 in an all over advert.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 717

Another trip to Blackpool for Picture in Time today as we take a look at Balloon Car 717.

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Picture in Time: Unimog 940 towing Blackpool Centenary 646

A scene which was an all too familiar sight for anyone who took notice on the Blackpool tram scene throughout the 1980s, 1990s and into the 21st century features in our archive photo series today – a broken down Centenary … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boat 604 & Balloon 724

Two trams waiting between duties at Pleasure Beach is the feature of this edition of Picture in Time.

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More events confirmed in Blackpool

As if enhanced ‘Gold’ operating weekends nearly every month from Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours weren’t enough to keep fans of the classic Blackpool tram fleet happy, details have just been announced of two additional events happening in the next few … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead damage in Blackpool

As we reported at the weekend Saturday 21st April saw major damage to the overhead between Bispham and Little Bispham following an attempted theft of the wires overnight. With no trams able to run any further north than Bispham for … Continue reading

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Inside…Blackpool Balloon 717

The majority of photos we include on this website feature the exterior of trams but in this article we take a look at the interior of Blackpool Balloon 717, a popular member of the heritage fleet on its home town tramway. … Continue reading

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Railcoach 279 restoration to restart this year?

The Fylde Transport Trust (the new name for the Lancastrian Transport Trust) have recently been teasing some potentially interesting plans for its tramcar collection on their Facebook page. Although transferred to Rigby Road under the care of Blackpool Transport’s Heritage … Continue reading

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Overhead problems causes service suspension in Blackpool

An unseasonly warm and sunny April Saturday should equal lots of visitors to the seaside and for Blackpool that should hopefully mean higher passenger numbers than usual. Unfortunately on Saturday 21st April anyone wishing to travel for much of the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 761

Picture in Time is back in Blackpool for this instalment as we take a look at one of the many adverts to adorn Jubilee 761.

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Halle 902 to move to Blackpool!

In one of the more bizarre news stories of the recent past, it has been announced that Halle 902 is set to move from Crich Tramway Village to Blackpool, for storage and occasional display at Rigby Road. The move is … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 726

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are back in Blackpool as we take a look at the highest numbered of the iconic Balloon Cars to be built, now numbered 726.

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In Pictures: Easter in Blackpool

The Easter weekend provided the first three-day ‘Gold’ operating weekend for Blackpool’s much-loved heritage trams, with the newly repainted Standard 147 stealing the limelight. However, there were plenty of other trams out and about over the Bank Holiday weekend, with … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 641

As we return to Blackpool for another Picture in Time image we find ourselves in 1985 for a view of the first Centenary Car in action.

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147 returns to use on the Blackpool tramway

On Saturday 31st March – the first day of the Easter ‘Gold’ operating weekend in Blackpool – Standard car 147 made its long awaited return to service after a period of two years away from its home tramway. The tram … Continue reading

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Blackpool heritage output for Easter announced

The full provisional list of which trams will be operating the enhanced heritage service in Blackpool over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend has now been revealed, with at least six historic trams set to appear over three days. As usual, … Continue reading

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