Monthly Archives: September 2013

No rest but plenty of sleepers at Heaton Park!

The weekend of 28th & 29th Saturday was an extremely busy one for volunteers at the Heaton Park Tramway, with work to extend the track beyond the current Lakeside terminus into the new tram depot now getting underway. In just … Continue reading

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Crich trams enter unfamiliar territory

Saturday 28th September may have seemed like a normal day to visitors of Crich Tramway Village, but after most paying guests had left the site, two trams which are not part of the museum’s current operating fleet came out to … Continue reading

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Leeds 6′s last hoorah

On Saturday 28th September, a private party was held at the Heaton Park Tramway for the birthday of one of the tramway’s most dedicated volunteer tram conductors. As the MTMS member in question hails from the city of Hull, it was … Continue reading

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Heritage Trams this week…

Slightly later than usual, here is our weekly guide to what’s going on at the various heritage tramways in the UK and Isle of Man over the next week or so. All the information here is given in good faith … Continue reading

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East Anglia restoration update

The September 2013 issue of the East Anglia Transport Museum’s quarterly newsletter is a ‘restoration special’, focussing largely on some of the long-running projects which are keeping volunteers at Carlton Colville occupied. The front cover features a striking image of … Continue reading

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Blackpool Transport support preserved trolleybuses!

When the East Anglia Transport Museum’s restored Portsmouth trolleybus 313 suffered a defect earlier this year, it was feared that this vehicle would have to miss the remainder of the 2013 operating season. However, help came from an unlikely source … Continue reading

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Heaton Park update: your depot needs you!

The construction of the new Lakeside Depot at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway is now at a very advanced stage, with the ground inside the new structure being levelled out earlier this week in readiness for the laying of the first … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from the Rocket!

Following on from the recent report about Blackpool’s illuminated Rocket tram 732 – which has now received further enhancements in the shape of a troop of astronauts on the Gynn Square roundabout – we are pleased to bring you more photos of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

Our later than planned main site update for this week is now online with more photos added for you to have a look alongside an article, and we have more to come in the next few weeks!

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T68 1011 goes to meet its maker

History was made late on Saturday 21st September when the two sections of Manchester Metrolink T68 1011 was removed from Exchange Square, where it had been used as an obstacle for a motorbike trial, for transport to Booths in Rotherham … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Shalesmoor Stagecoach Supertram Engineering Works

Another set of track replacement work on Stagecoach Supertram took place over the weekend of 21st and 22nd September with track in the Shalesmoor area being up for attention. The track being replaced was within the stop itself and on … Continue reading

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Crich Tramway Village Enthusiasts’ Day 2013

The annual Enthusiasts’ Day at the Crich Tramway Village took place on Saturday 14th September. As usual the day saw some rare trams out of the depot and Exhibition Hall on display for the visiting enthusiasts with two