Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

More heritage trams in Blackpool for 2019

If you enjoy a ride on a heritage tram in Blackpool then you can start planning your trips for 2019 with the operating dates now announced – and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours will be running more than ever so there … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another couple of Photo Galleries have been added to the website this week:

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Birkenhead 20 and the Trawler on tour for British Trams Online

On Wednesday 7th November, the British Trams Online tour of the Blackpool tramway took place, taking two very different trams around the coastal system. This acted as a farewell trip for Birkenhead 20 which was making its final appearance before … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 712

Today our archive photo series is back in Blackpool once again for a late 1970s view of the last of the open top Balloon Cars – no. 712.

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In Pictures: Open trams in Blackpool

It may be late October but it has also suddenly become a time for open trams in Blackpool with the recent entry into service of Birkenhead 20 (special priced tours only) and return to service of Boat 227. With the … Continue reading

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British Trams Online announce Blackpool tram tour for 7th November

Further to previous reports, we are delighted to announce that British Trams Online will be hosting a very special tram tour in Blackpool on Wednesday 7th November. This will primarily be to showcase Birkenhead 20 – a tram we have … Continue reading

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Boat 227 named ‘Charlie Cairoli’

Blackpool Boat car 227 was re-launched into service on the morning of Thursday 25th October, following completion of extensive overhaul and conservation work. The tram has been named ‘Charlie Cairoli’, honouring the legendary star of the world famous Blackpool Tower … Continue reading

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Birkenhead 20 debuts in Blackpool – with more outings to follow!

At long last, and following workshop attention including the fitting of a new set of tyres to its wheels, Birkenhead 20 carried passengers at Blackpool for the first time on Thursday 18th October. This outing was a tour for its … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 634

Today’s delve into the archives heads into the mid 1980s for another photo from Blackpool showing one of the many colourful all over adverts carried on the trams.

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Birkenhead 20 to run in Blackpool – at last!

News on Birkenhead 20 has been in short supply of late, with little being heard about the tram for much of its time spent in Blackpool – where it arrived on loan from the Birkenhead heritage tramway well over a … Continue reading

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Another vinyl wrap in Blackpool

For the past few years Blackpool’s Flexity2 014 has been letting you know just how you can advertise on a tram and now someone has taken it up on its offer as the tram is now running in a full … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 707

In this edition of Picture in Time we are back in Blackpool as we take a look at an all over advert from the 1980s as carried on Balloon Car 707.

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This week on British Trams Online

Coverage this week comes from Blackpool with photos now added from the Anniversary Spectacular:

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More replica blinds completed in Blackpool and Heaton Park

Destination blind maestro Peter Watts has once again been in the UK delivering his latest replica blinds for use in Blackpool whilst a visit to Heaton Park Tramway also saw a few more destinations added to the replica blinds already … Continue reading

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North Station extension works to continue over the winter

Blackpool Council have confirmed that the Promenade road at Talbot Square will be closed as soon as the illuminations end at the start of November as work to construct the tramway extension up Talbot Road to North Station continues. The … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Illuminated Western Train 733+734

Another look at one of Blackpool’s illuminated feature cars in this edition of Picture in Time and this time around it is probably the most popular of all – the Western Train.

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Luas & Edinburgh Trams win the main award at Global Light Rail Awards again

Transdev Dublin Light Rail – operators of Luas – and Edinburgh Trams have been named joint Operators of the Year at the Global Light Rail Awards. The annual award ceremony took place in London on 3rd October and as always … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Illuminated Rocket 732

We continue our look at the 1960s illuminated trams of Blackpool for this edition of Picture in Time with the always popular and instantly recognisable Rocket the focus this time around.

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In Pictures: Progress on North Station extension

Work to extend the Blackpool Tramway the short distance up Talbot Road to Blackpool North Railway Station is continuing with the first new track now in situ although there is also still evidence of some of the old tram track … Continue reading

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Event Review: Anniversary Spectacular – Blackpool Tramway, 22nd & 23rd September

The biggest event for Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours each year takes place on the third weekend of September – the Anniversary Spectacular. As usual the 2018 event saw an intensive tram service – including non-timetabled specials – across the whole … Continue reading

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