Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Manchester 765

Another tram which has enjoyed loan periods at two separate tramways over the past 15 years is Manchester 765, a tram which usually resides in its home city at the Heaton Park Tramway but has also been seen in Blackpool … Continue reading

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In Pictures: North Station extension preparatory works

As we have reported on these pages previously the preparatory works for the extension of the Blackpool Tramway up Talbot Road to North Station commenced during November. This first stage of the works will see utilities moved out the way … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool & Fleetwood Rack 2

Another tram not originally intended to travel to Blackpool for the 125th anniversary was Blackpool & Fleetwood Rack 2 but following the problems with transporting double deckers from Crich it was offered as a substitute and thus made its way … Continue reading

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Santa joins Heritage Tram Tours

Father Christmas took time out of his extremely busy schedule to make the first of three visits to Blackpool on Saturday 9th December, when the Heritage Tram Tours team operated the first of their 2017 ‘Santa Specials’. This saw a … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Brush 630

We bring you right up to date with tram loans today with the feature of this article being the tram which has most recently gone on loan to another tramway. The tram is Blackpool Brush 630.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Sheffield 513

It’s another two tramway loan tram today, although this tram hasn’t actually been to its home tramway throughout the history of British Trams Online! During the past 15 years it has been in both Blackpool and now at the East … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Last Day of traditional trams operation in Blackpool

6th November 2011 was the day that after 126 years of operation was the end of an era on the Blackpool Tramway with the end of full traditional tram operation ahead of the start of the light rail era and … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Cardiff 131

Probably the most unusual tram to be loaned over the past 15 years is Cardiff 131 – and its left its usual home at Crich twice!

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Balloon 711

Its another Blackpool tram which has spent some time away from its home tramway in recent years which features in our loan tram series today. The tram is Blackpool Balloon 711 – the only Balloon Car to have been fitted … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Open Top Balloon 706

Probably one of the most unexpected but successful loans to have happened in the last 15 years, in November 2010 Blackpool Open Top Balloon 706, more commonly known as Princess Alice, visited the Heaton Park Tramway for their Blackpool Event.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Oporto 273

The second in this series is probably the least successful tram loan of the past 15 years – that of Oporto 273.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have two different types of Photo Gallery for you this week, as we head overseas and also look back to our launch year in 2002:

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In Pictures: Flexity 017 makes its journey to Blackpool!

On the evening of Friday 1st December, Blackpool welcomed its newest tram – Flexity 017. This is of course one of the two new trams which have been ordered from Bombardier to supplement the existing fleet in anticipation of the … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Marton 31

Just how many trams have gone on loan over the past 15 years? Actually its quite a surprising number! In this new series we will be looking at all the trams which have gone on operating loans during this period … Continue reading

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Blackpool North Station extension given go-ahead

The final hoop has been jumped through, the extension of the Blackpool Tramway to Blackpool North railway station has been given approval by the Secretary of State for Transport. Which is probably just as well considering preparatory works started earlier … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 708

For our final instalment of Picture in Time for 2017 we are heading back to Blackpool for a typical 1980s image of a tram running along Lord Street.

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In Pictures: A Brush car bonanza!

The last major event of the year celebrating the 80th anniversary of Blackpool’s Brush cars took place on the final ‘Gold’ operating day of 2017 for the heritage trams, with all operational members of the class participating in a short … Continue reading

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Disruptions to trams and buses in Blackpool

With the off-peak winter season now in full swing on the Blackpool tramway, some signs of disruption have started to appear. This has also extended to road traffic, as preparations for the much-anticipated extension of the tramway up Talbot Road … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Brush 625

With the 80th anniversary year of the Blackpool Brush Railcoach starting to come to an end we take a look at another of the surviving class members in our latest delve into the archives. This time around we land in … Continue reading

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Blackpool’s Brush cars on parade!

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have announced an unexpected but very welcome late addition to this year’s events celebrating 80 years of the Brush Railcoach class – a parade featuring all of the serviceable members of the type! This will start … Continue reading

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