Monthly Archives: February 2017

Picture in Time: Leicester 76

Another tram which has been a very rare performer at Crich is the feature of today’s Picture in Time instalment – Leicester 76.

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Metrolink’s Second City Crossing opens

A seven year project to dramatically increase the Manchester Metrolink network is over following the opening of the Second City Crossing (2CC) between St Peter’s Square and Victoria via Cross Street and Exchange Square. Passenger services started on Sunday 26th … Continue reading

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Trams of all shapes and sizes for Blackpool ‘Winter Gold’ event

The second ‘gold’ operating weekend for Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours took place on 25th & 26th February, with the now well established formula of six trams running to a timetable including one trip each to Fleetwood once again being used. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have three small Photo Galleries for you this week:

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In Pictures: New vinyls for Edinburgh Trams 261

Edinburgh Trams 261 has finally lost its advertising vinyls for Hogmanay with the tram now being used to advertise Scotland’s home Six Nations at Murrayfield which has easy access from the Edinburgh Trams line. It is expected that 261 will … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 119

We are back to South Yorkshire for today’s edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at the by then Stagecoach Supertram system in 2003 with tram 119 the main focus of our attention.

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Blackpool’s February Gold output announced

This weekend – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th February – sees the second special ‘Gold’ running weekend for Blackpool’s heritage trams with an impressive turnout of six cars per day planned. In addition, the Tramway & Light Railway Society are … Continue reading

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Storm Doris shuts down heritage tours for a day

Wind gusts of up to 80mph battered Blackpool promenade on Thursday 23rd February, resulting in delays to the core tram service with LRVs operating at a lower speed than normal for safety reasons. The day’s heritage service was also cancelled … Continue reading

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Seating on the way for selected Supertram stops

Over half of the stops of Stagecoach Supertram are about to be upgraded with the addition of seating in the coming weeks. The work to install seating will be started from Monday 27th February and is being undertaken by South … Continue reading

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A step in the right direction for Brush car 298

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298 is perhaps one of the more overlooked trams in the national collection. Some significant restoration work was undertaken on this tram, which was the very first of its class to depart from Blackpool for preservation in … Continue reading

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Work set to start on new Seaton Tramway terminus in October

Make the most of the Victorian terminus at Seaton this year as it looks as if by Easter 2018 it will be a distant memory with work on the redevelopment expected to start this October. The new Seaton Tramway leaflet … Continue reading

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British Trams Online homepage

We are aware of an issue on the British Trams Online homepage where a login screen is appearing as soon as you access this. Please do not enter any details in this box as it is not connected to the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boat 600

Back to Blackpool for this edition of Picture in Time and we feature one of the popular Open Boat Cars. These photos date from 2007 and show the prototype of the class – no. 600.

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 20

It’s time for another edition of Picture in Time as we delve into the archives and today find ourselves on the Isle of Man in 1992. The tram feature in this edition is Manx Electric Railway Winter Saloon 20.

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Second interim report released in Sandilands derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released a second interim into the tragic derailment at Sandilands on 9th November 2016. Although containing a lot of the same information has released in the initial report it does also include some new … Continue reading

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Pink on blue!

A little piece of history was made by Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours on Sunday 19th February when, for the first time ever, modified Balloon car 713 was used on the basic ‘blue’ heritage timetabled service. This saw the tram employed … Continue reading

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Work starts in Preston

The much delayed and troubled Trampower project in Preston has taken a tentative step forward with the start of works to clear the old Preston to Longridge railway line. Plans are in place for a short demonstration line between Skeffington … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink 2550

We take a look at one of the original non standard liveries on Croydon Tramlink as part of today’s edition of Picture in Time with a view of 2550 in its First colours.

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Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary celebration – more details announced

Whilst most of us are still waiting to find out what is going to happen in 2017 Isle of Man Railways are going one step further by already announcing some outline details of what they will be doing to celebrate … Continue reading

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Another tram leaves the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Winter Saloon 27 has left the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway although unlike fellow Winter Saloon 28 which departed earlier this month this is just a temporary move to allow for the tram to undergo attention and it will be back … Continue reading

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