Daily Archives: Tuesday 12 January 2016

Change in colours on two tramways

2016 has started with a change in livery for two trams at different ends of the country with the removal of advertising vinyls in Croydon but in Manchester it is the application of a full vinyl wrap livery which is … Continue reading

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Douglas Horse Tramway prepares for 140th anniversary

2016 marks the 140th anniversary of the Douglas Horse Tramway with preparations already underway to suitability celebrate this key anniversary – and despite doubts over the past few years it has been confirmed that a horse tram service will continue … Continue reading

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Volks Electric Railway is in the way – apparently

It has been running along Brighton seafront since 1883 and has become a major tourist attraction in its own right but according to a “leading architect” the Volks Electric Railway is “in the way” and needs to be moved to … Continue reading

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Birkenhead to celebrate 21 years in 2016

1995 saw a new concept of tramway open in the UK with the first new build permanent heritage tramway outside of a museum opening and now 21 years later the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway are set to mark the occasion with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Fleetwood Box 40 on tour

We reported at the end of last week about the first Private Hire of 2016 on the Blackpool Tramway with Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 operating a tour on behalf of the Friends of 40 and now with thanks to … Continue reading

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Flooding hits Metrolink over Christmas

Manchester Metrolink services were severely hit by flooding shortly after Christmas with Boxing Day seeing alterations to trams on the Bury and Rochdale lines. The dreadful weather experienced in the north of the country at the end of 2015 saw … Continue reading

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Expanded events programme for Crich in 2016

Crich Tramway Village have revealed an expanded programme of special events to be held during 2016. Although few of these will be of much direct interest to tram enthusiasts, hopefully more events will ensure that the year ahead is a … Continue reading

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Balloon cars on standby for snow

Not previously reported on British Trams Online is the temporary addition of snowploughs to two members of the Blackpool heritage tram fleet – Balloon cars 701 and 723. With a lack of other suitable candidates for the role this duo … Continue reading

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