Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

630 to join in with Blackpool’s Brush car birthday party!

Having already borrowed two preserved tramcars for 2017, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now revealed that they will shortly be getting a third! Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 is the latest tram to be confirmed to be heading to the seaside. … Continue reading

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Centenary car 641 helps its sisters

Whilst its latest transformation is ongoing, preserved Blackpool Centenary car 641 has also made a significant and welcome contribution towards the upkeep of its class on its old home tramway. Its owners, the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust, have very kindly … Continue reading

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Lightning causes Blackpool Tramway suspension

A major lightning storm on the Fylde Coast caused services on the Blackpool Tramway to be suspended between Thornton Gate and Fleetwood Ferry on Thursday 17th August. The storm hit the area the night before leading to damage to the … Continue reading

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Ghostly goings-on in Blackpool!

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have announced a novel new venture – ‘Ghost Tram’! On a limited number of dates during the autumn, author of ‘Haunted Blackpool’ Stephen Mercer will join passengers for a special spooky experience, riding on a historic … Continue reading

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Trolley troubles and air show delays in Blackpool

Saturday 12th July was an interesting day in Blackpool in many regards, albeit not a particularly good one for anyone using the tramway as a means of transportation! This was the first day of the annual promenade air show, which … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 702

In this edition of Picture in Time we are once again in Blackpool with the tram featured being one of the iconic Balloon cars – 702.

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In Pictures: Birkenhead 20′s maiden voyage in Blackpool!

The first appearance of Birkenhead 20 on Blackpool’s promenade occurred on the morning of Tuesday 15th August, just short of four weeks after the open-top tramcar made its journey by road from Birkenhead to Blackpool. This was a test run, … Continue reading

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All change for next Blackpool ‘Gold’ weekend

Significant changes are to be made to the August Bank Holiday ‘Gold’ timetable operated by Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours. This is due to a series of concerts taking place on the promenade over that same weekend, which will result in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 637

Another trip into the Blackpool archives for Picture in Time today as we go back to 2004 again for an image of a long withdrawn tram – Brush Railcoach 637.

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Picture in Time: A view inside Rigby Road Depot

Today we take a peek inside Rigby Road Depot once again to see what treasures we can find as part of the Picture in Time series.

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In Pictures: Brush car 623 at Starr Gate

Starr Gate Depot at Blackpool remains fairly rare territory for members of the heritage fleet, but on 1st August visiting Brush Railcoach 623 headed into the modern building for the first time in its life – indeed the last time … Continue reading

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Centenary car 645 returns home

Following on from the recent news that Blackpool Centenary car 645 had been declared surplus to requirements recently by its owners, the tram departed from Windy Harbour Caravan Park at Little Singleton, where it had resided since January 2012, on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birkenhead 20 arrives at Blackpool!

Birkenhead 20 made the journey by road from Birkenhead to Blackpool on Thursday 27th July, marking the start of its British Trams Online sponsored loan. The tram will be spending 12 months by the seaside and will receive attention to … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Photos from Blackpool are included in this week’s main site update:

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‘Tram Sunday’ brings the crowds out for heritage trams

Following on from the record-breaking heritage tram service between Blackpool and Fleetwood on 15th July, Sunday 16th July saw the annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport, more commonly known as Tram Sunday, take place. This included another intensive heritage service, but … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 671+681

Another edition of Picture in Time for you today and it is Blackpool day again! This time we take a look at the lowest numbered Twin Car, 671+681.

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Record-breaking heritage service to Fleetwood!

Something really rather special happened on the Blackpool tramway on Saturday 15th July 2017 with relatively little fanfare, when an enhanced heritage service operated as part of the Fleetwood ‘Tram Sunday’ weekend. Normally, Tram Sunday itself is the main event … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush car 623 relaunched in style!

Following its recent return to Blackpool on loan from the Heaton Park Tramway for its 80th anniversary year, Brush Railcoach 623 has now entered service back on its original home tramway for the first time since November 2009. The tram … Continue reading

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Centenary Car looks for a new home **updated**

When the traditional Blackpool Tramway closed a number of trams were sold and left their home of many years for new lives. Whilst the majority went on to preservation groups or private individuals looking to restore them to their former … Continue reading

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Car v trams in Croydon and Blackpool

The last few days have seen further incidences of trams being involved in collisions with cars in both Croydon and Blackpool. The latter system also saw a car abandoned on the tracks close to Cleveleys

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