Daily Archives: Tuesday 7 July 2015

Midland Metro completes the Urbos 3 set

The 21st and final CAF built Urbos 3 tram for Midland Metro arrived under the usual secrecy on Tuesday 7th July at Wednesbury Depot. Number 37 arrived on the back of two low loaders having travelled from Spain by road … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Newcastle 102

We’re off to Crich again for our latest installment in “Picture in Time” and this time we take a look at Newcastle 102 – another tram currently out of service. Today we see the tram in action in 1989.

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In Pictures: 675 goes solo

Recent work in Blackpool Transport’s Rigby Road workshops on returning Twin set 675+685 to a serviceable condition has focussed on the trailer car, which has spent several weeks in the Paint Shop. However, attention is expected to turn towards its … Continue reading

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NELSAM gets accredited

Some recent positive news from one of our newer names in the tramcar preservation movement comes from the North East Land Sea & Air Museum (NELSAM) which has recently been awarded accredited museum status by the Arts Council England. This … Continue reading

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MER trailer topples over at Laxey

The title of this report is not an exaggeration, unfortunately. On the morning of Tuesday 7th July, a serious accident occured on the Manx Electric Railway when Winter Trailer 58 derailed during a shunting move near Laxey Station, resulting in it … Continue reading

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More details on Metrolink derailment incident

As investigations continue, more details have now emerged regarding a serious incident which occured on the Manchester Metrolink system late on Friday 3rd July. It has now become clear that two trams were affected; one which derailed, and another which … Continue reading

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