Monthly Archives: July 2015

Picture in Time: Pleasure Beach loop

Today Picture in Time is back in Blackpool as we take a look at Pleasure Beach loop in 1993, a time when it was not uncommon to see a large number of trams waiting to form specials along Blackpool Promenade. … Continue reading

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Final testing set to start on NET Phase Two

One of the last hurdles to overcome before the long awaited extensions of Nottingham Express Transit open to the public is set to start on Friday 31st July with news that final testing is due to commence. This period of … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

Welcome back to our latest look at just when and where you can go and enjoy a ride on a traditional tram in the British Isles over the next seven days or so. Over on the Isle of Man at … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Grimsby & Immingham 20

Today in our “Picture in Time” series we are heading back more than 50 years ago to 1963 with a view of Grimsby & Immingham 20 on the day it arrived at Crich. Of course we now know this tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress on Hull 96

It has been a while since we provided an update on progress with the restoration work being undertaken on Hull 96 at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway, so to rectify this here are a few images showing some of the recent … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you three more Photo Galleries as we conclude our Scottish tram trilogy and also take in some photos from Crich as well:

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M5000 3102 arrives on Manchester Metrolink

Deliveries of the Bombardier built M5000s to Manchester Metrolink are continuing with 3102 the latest to arrive at Queens Road Depot on Saturday 25th July. The tram made the now very familiar trip across mainland Europe and then ferry via … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 06

Today the tram to feature as part of our “Picture in Time” series is South Yorkshire Supertram 06 which is seen in the city centre shortly after the system opened in 1994.

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It’s almost time: Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2015

The annual Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place between Wednesday 29th July and Sunday 2nd August with the usual mix of events on the Isle of Man Steam Railway and of more interest to us on this website the Manx … Continue reading

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It’s Chillwell isn’t it?

We’ve all done it, added an extra letter into a word and not realised before publishing it but at least when you write something for a website you can quickly make the amendment hoping nobody has noticed. Unfortunately for Nottingham … Continue reading

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Artists sought for Midland Metro extension

Centro are looking for local artists to help decorate the Birmingham City Centre Midland Metro extension with three location cabinets set to receive artwork rather than keep the plain paint jobs as seen elsewhere in the UK. The three cabinets … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Railcoach 680

As I look out the window this evening at the weather at the pouring rain (it is meant to be summer isn’t it!) I have gone through my archive of photos for an image of a tram in the wet … Continue reading

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Black Country Living Museum back on track!

After 18 long months trams are back on track at the Black Country Living Museum following the completion of the first phase of track replacement works. Trams are now running daily on a half route between the tram depot and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 762 undergoes driver familiarisation

On Thursday 23rd July Blackpool Jubilee Car 762 was one of the chosen three trams in service at the Crich Tramway Village although its use wasn’t only a random one as the chance was also taken to use it for … Continue reading

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Going for a ride…

It’s Thursday evening and so we all know what that means don’t we? Yes that’s right it’s our regular round-up of when and where you can enjoy a ride on a traditional tram within the British Isles. Highlight of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool’s B Fleet in service

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st July saw the modified ‘B Fleet’ Balloon cars in use on the Blackpool tramway. Whilst these cars have made occasional guest appearances on heritage tour duties, this time they were being used as they were … Continue reading

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First part of NET Phase Two set to open

Monday 27th July will see the opening of part of the Nottingham Express Transit Phase Two extensions although if you are looking forward to a ride on this stretch of line it won’t take you long! It has been announced … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Douglas Horse Tramway 34, 33 & 1

We are back in the middle of the Irish Sea for today’s Picture in Time image but this time we move away from electricity and feature the Douglas Horse Tramway on a wet day in 1992 with a view at … Continue reading

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Heritage trams prove a hit with Fleetwood festival crowds

The annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport, held on Sunday 19th July 2015, provided the incentive for the most extensive service operated by traditional trams to Fleetwood – albeit turning short at Fisherman’s Walk – since the Blackpool tramway upgrade. Six … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1008

We are off to Manchester Metrolink once again for today’s Picture in Time image and this time the star of the feature is T68 1008 when we catch up with the vehicle on 6th April 1992 – the first day … Continue reading

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