Monthly Archives: February 2017

Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 701

Picture in Time today takes a look at another long gone all over advert, indeed the hotel being advertised no longer exists either, as we feature Blackpool Balloon 701 in 2006 whilst it was carrying this design for the Palm … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 3116 back in service on Metrolink

A few days ago we brought you the news that Manchester Metrolink 3116’s had finally returned to service some five months after it last turned a wheel in anger. Further to that story it can now be confirmed that the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leeds 600 & Glasgow 812

It is the summer of 1971 for this edition of Picture in Time as we head to a quarry in Derbyshire which is, of course, home to the National Tramway Museum or as it is known today the Crich Tramway … Continue reading

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Douglas 28 on the move

It may be remembered that last year, a small number of Douglas horse trams were sold off at auction. Initially it was announced that, once sold, the trams would all have to be removed from Strathallan depot within a fairly … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield to Rotherham Tram-Train project

This week not only do we report on a breakdown of one of the tram-train vehicles but we also bring you another photo update on the construction side of the project from the camera of Glyn Hill. With the project … Continue reading

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399 204 breaks down on test (**Photo now added**)

Firstly, the good news – it is now obvious that test running of the tram-trains is underway on the wider Stagecoach Supertram network. Unfortunately, the reason why we can confirm this is because one of the vehicles broke down in … Continue reading

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M5000 3116 returns to service

Having last operated in July 2016 Manchester Metrolink M5000 3116 has now returned to service following attention in the works. Following successful tests the tram returned to service this week being initially used on the Exchange Square to Rochdale Town … Continue reading

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Lorry gets stuck on Midland Metro tracks

Midland Metro services were into Birmingham City Centre were suspended for nearly six hours on Tuesday 31st January after a lorry driver got lost which ended up which his vehicle becoming stuck on the grassed section of track between Bull … Continue reading

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Silver and Highly Commended for Seaton Tramway at awards

Seaton Tramway are once again celebrating following the receipt of awards at the recent South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Although not walking away with the main prizes Seaton were awarded a Silver Award in one category whilst also being highly … Continue reading

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British Trams Online downtime

Some of you may have noticed that for a period on Friday 3rd February British Trams Online was completely unavailable. Despite my initial fears that I had again managed to forget to renew the hosting package (not realising I could … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 206

We head off to Nottingham for today’s instalment of Picture in Time with an image coming from 2007 of one of the original Incentro trams in the original livery. It is no. 206.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 1

The very first of the One Man Operated trams is the feature of today’s Picture in Time as we take a look at the Plum and Custard liveried no. 1 in 1973.

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