Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons

Having gone 30 years into the past last week, this week we go even further back in time as we have an image taken 50 years ago in the summer of 1967.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 643

In today’s edition of Picture in Time we take our regular peek into the past of the Blackpool Tramway with this image of Centenary 643 dating from 30 years ago in 1987.

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Sisk awarded Blackpool tramway extension contract

John Sisk has been awarded the lucrative contract to construct the greatly anticipated extension of the Blackpool tramway up Talbot Road to serve North Station. This is the latest positive news to suggest that this development is very much a … Continue reading

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North Station extension works to commence this year?

Very little has been heard about the planned extension of the Blackpool tramway off the promenade to North Station up Talbot Road of late – but it appears that this may be about to change. An announcement made by Blackpool … Continue reading

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B Fleet appear in service – but not much!

Compared to last year, Blackpool’s ‘B Fleet’ Balloon cars have not seen a great deal of use so far during the 2017 illuminations. Whereas 2016 saw the trams kept busy with a mix of stage carriage work and illumination tour … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 621

In this Blackpool edition of Picture in Time we feature the original Brush Railcoach – 621 as we know it today or 284 as originally numbered.

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Daytime heritage service cut back in Blackpool

Since the end of the summer school holidays, Blackpool’s daytime heritage service has only been operating at weekends. With effect from 30th September, this has been cut again, with a reduction in the number of hours that the heritage tours … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have just the one Photo Gallery added for you to enjoy this week but we hope you agree that it is well worth it!

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Picture in Time: Coronation 660 & Frigate 736

Another look inside Rigby Road Depot for this instalment of Picture in Time with two trams the focus of our attention.

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Event Review: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular – Sunday 24th September

The second day of Blackpool’s now annual anniversary event followed a similar pattern to the first, with an intensive heritage tram service operating over the full length of the tramway, as well as heritage bus tours, workshop visits and non-operational … Continue reading

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Event Review: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular – Saturday 23rd September

Having quickly established itself as one of the premier tram events in the British Isles the Blackpool Tramway Anniversary Spectacular took place over the weekend of 23rd and 24th September (plus an afternoon of Brush Car action during the previous … Continue reading

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A Brush car birthday bonanza!

Blackpool’s now annual tramway anniversary event (well who says you can’t celebrate 132 years of operation!?) got off to an impressive start on Friday 22nd September, which was dubbed ‘Brush car Friday’. As this year’s event will heavily feature the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 672+682

Back to the Metro Coastlines years of the Blackpool Tramway today as we feature popular Twin set 672+682 at a time when they carried the garish Orange and Yellow Line 1 livery in 2005.

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Final preparations for Brush car birthday celebrations

Ahead of the Blackpool tramway anniversary event this coming weekend, Blackpool’s operational Brush Railcoaches are now being prepared for their starring role over the weekend, in recognition of their 80th anniversary year. This has included the arrival of visiting car … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Brush 630 heads off to Blackpool

No sooner had it played a major role in Tram Day at Crich then Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 was transferred to the Workshop for preparations to be made for its visit to its old home tramway. Indeed on Monday 18th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Heritage trams on New South Promenade

Not previously featured on British Trams Online was the operation of Blackpool’s heritage tram service to Starr Gate on both Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August. This resulted from the partial closure of the promenade on both afternoons for a … Continue reading

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22nd September is ‘Brush car Friday’

It was already known that the now annual Blackpool tramway anniversary spectacular event – being held this year on 23rd & 24th September – would be dominated by the Brush Railcoach class, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of these historic … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 296

A tram which looks very different now is the feature of today’s Picture in Time image – it is Blackpool Brush 296.

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The Trawler sails again!

Following a lengthy absence from passenger duties, the illuminated Trawler 737 has recently made a very welcome return to service in Blackpool. It may be remembered that the tram was re-launched last October following a refurbishment which included the fitting … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 700 & 706

We have two celebrity Balloon Cars for today’s Picture in Time image as we head back to 2004 for a view of 700 and 706.

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