Monthly Archives: April 2017

This week on British Trams Online

This week we have just the one new selection of photos for you:

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 204 & 214

And today Picture in Time features an image from Nottingham Express Transit again with two trams present.

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Van and tram collide on Manchester Airport line

A van and a tram have collided on the Manchester Airport line causing disruption to both Manchester Metrolink services and traffic in the area. The collision on Friday 29th April happened close to Shadowmoss stop and images from the scene … Continue reading

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Six becomes seven for May Day Bank Holiday Gold weekend in Blackpool

It only seems to have been a couple of weeks since the last Gold heritage tram weekend in Blackpool (probably because it was!) but with another Bank Holiday imminent, this weekend will see another intensive service operate. As a bonus … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 710 & 724

Last time out when we headed to Blackpool for Picture in Time we featured a couple of Balloon Cars and in this edition we do exactly the same although this time we are 25 years earlier in 1981.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Boat 236 official relaunch into service

Last week we reported on how Blackpool Boat 236 had re-entered service at Crich following workshop attention over the winter and now the work has been recognised with an official relaunch of the tram on Tuesday 25th April when it … Continue reading

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Llandudno 7 back on the road

The Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society’s replica tram no. 7 will be back out on the road this May Day Bank Holiday weekend following repairs to the faithful Matador wagon used to move the tram around the area. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Modern Electric Tramways 7

In this trip back in time we are heading to the Sussex coast again for another black and white image from the archives of the Modern Electric Tramways operation in Eastbourne with the tram featured this time being no. 7.

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Party of three at Taylor Street!

A momentous event took place at the Birkenhead heritage tramway on 23rd April, when Warrington 28 was moved from its long-term resting place to a new spot within the Pacific Road tram shed, alongside the running tracks. This means that, … Continue reading

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Brush car 621 enters the works

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 621 has taken a small step towards being returned to service, following its move back to Blackpool at the end of last year. On 20th April, the tram was moved from the main depot into the Electrical … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we have another three new Photo Galleries added to the site:

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro construction work

An archive image with a difference for Picture in Time today as we feature an image without a tram in sight during the construction of Midland Metro.

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Midland Metro services to terminate at Priestfield for six months

Priestfield is to become the northern terminus of Midland Metro once again from mid-June for six months to allow for further rail replacement and road surfacing work. You may remember that the line north from Priestfield to Wolverhampton St George’s … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink Service Change: Sunday 30th April & Monday 1st May

As part of the work to install two new substations on the Manchester Metrolink network there will changes to services over the May Day Bank holiday weekend with no trams running to Bury. Services will be amended all day on … Continue reading

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Blackpool Boat car 236 – looking as good as new!

Blackpool Boat car 236 has been receiving some attention in the Crich Tramway Village workshop over the winter months, returning it to a more original appearance. This work has now been completed and the tram returned to service on 20th … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 703 & 710

It is that time of the week again as we head off to Blackpool for another image from the archives as part of the Picture in Time series. This time we feature two Balloon Cars back in 2006.

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In Pictures: Seaton Tramway at Easter

In lieu of our hoped for full Photo Gallery from the Seaton Tramway at Easter (crew roster problems for South West Trains meant I could only get as far as Salisbury when attempting to reach Seaton!) we bring you a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: B-fleet Balloon 719 towed back to depot

The Easter weekend saw another period of Gold heritage tram operation in Blackpool although not everything quite went according to plan. On Easter Monday, 17th April, B fleet Balloon 719 was allocated to operate the first northbound service of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram Tram-Train Tinsley Junction

The Easter weekend saw major work take place as preparations for the start of the Tram-Train pilot – likely to be 2018 – continue. Whereas a lot of the work which had taken place previously were on Network Rail metals … Continue reading

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More Blackpool blinds saved

Four more Blackpool tram destination blinds have been saved following a recent auction including two more rare original yellow Twin Car blinds. The four blinds were sold at an auction in Macclesfield and after Blackpool’s own destination blind guru, Peter … Continue reading

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