Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Picture in Time: Blackpool Boats 605 & 604

For the next few weeks we are going to be featuring images from Blackpool in 2007 and we start off with a view of two of the always popular Boat Cars – neither of which are currently in service in … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Approved extensions across the British Isles

Can’t keep up with which extensions have been approved and either about to start or have started construction or are just ideas and may happen in the future? Well, if you are worry no more as if here is you … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 707

We return to the archives for this latest edition of Picture in Time with an image taken some 21 years ago featuring a rebuilt Balloon – the first of its kind.

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They’ve run in 2019…

In this new article – which will continue to be updated as and when more trams enter service for the first time time this year – we take a look at all of those trams which have operated in passenger … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bolton 66 returns to service – and then to depot

One of the bigger complaints in the tram output in Blackpool so far in 2019 has been the lack of variety with only Box 40 (now departed) and Standard 147 flying the flag for the pre-1933 era. But all that … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Rigby Road Depot

Another black and white for our latest dip into the Blackpool tram archives this week.

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In Pictures: Driver Training in Blackpool

An aspect of standard tramway practice across the British Isles we don’t often feature is that of driver training – a vital task to ensure that there is a regular intake of drivers allowing a full service to operate. In … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you another couple of Photo Galleries this week:

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In Pictures: Centenary 641 on the move

After four years on display adjacent to Pleasure Beach loop, Blackpool Centenary 641 has been moved back to the Wyre Dock storage yard used by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust . 641 was loaded onto a lorry from regular transporter … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Totally Models in Blackpool

The weekend of 22nd and 23rd June saw the latest special event weekend on Blackpool’s heritage trams with not only a gold timetable in operation but also the Totally Models event, held in Rigby Road Depot itself. With this the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool English Electric Railcoach 615

We’re back in the late 1960s again for this week’s archive image from Blackpool and we feature a tram which just made it into the new millennium but not in the condition shown here.

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In Preview: Totally Models in Blackpool

Just four weeks after the last Gold weekend in Blackpool its time for another two days of intensive heritage tram action with the added bonus of the Totally Models event at Rigby Road Depot. With 12 different trams from six … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys on the up again

After last year’s blip, when there was a small decrease in light rail journeys in England, the latest figures have shown that once again there has been an increase with a grand total of 272.4 million journeys recorded on the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 705

We head back 50 years or so for the next few weeks of our Blackpool archive photo series for some images of a bygone era on the Fylde Coast, starting off with the first of the Balloon Cars to be … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

There are a duo of new Photo Galleries for you this week:

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 630 & 631

Completing our little look at the last year of the traditional tramway in Blackpool, today we view two of the Brush Cars which ran that year, both of which were in advertising liveries.

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Rewiring continues on Railcoach 279

Work on the restoration at Brinwell Road of the Fylde Transport Trust’s Blackpool Railcoach 279 is continuing with contractors JRW having returned to the tram after a short break because of other commitments. This crucial phase of the restoration is … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 648

2011 is again the year for today’s Blackpool Picture in Time image with one of the Centenary Cars featuring.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have a double helping of Photo Galleries for you this week – both coming from the northwest of England:

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A baker’s dozen of trams but where are the passengers?

The latest Bank Holiday weekend in Blackpool once again saw the more intensive Gold timetable running with six trams allocated to service each day across the tramway between Pleasure Beach and Blackpool. The original allocations were changed throughout the weekend … Continue reading

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