Monthly Archives: May 2017

Blackpool puts on another spectacular Bank Holiday show

You have probably already read about the aperitif to the latest Gold timetable of heritage tram operations in Blackpool (if you haven’t why not? It’s only a few stories down this page and gives you full details of 718’s relaunch … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beside the Seaside at Crich

Currently underway is one of the most popular family orientated events of the year at Crich – Beside the Seaside. Lasting for a full nine days the event sees a small part of Derbyshire become a seaside resort – in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: NET 235 Old Market Square derailment

We reported at the end of last week about the derailment of Nottingham Express Transit 235 in Old Market Square as it used the crossover to head back towards the railway station. Further details of what caused the rear of … Continue reading

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Normal Manchester Metrolink services resume following terror attack

All Manchester Metrolink services returned to their normal routes from the start of service on Tuesday 30th May – a week after they were prevented from travelling through Victoria after the horrific and senseless terrorist attack on Manchester Arena on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 16

Another edition of Picture in Time takes us across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man for a photo from the Manx Electric Railway.

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In Pictures: Blackpool 718 relaunched with a shiny new coat!

The star attraction on the Blackpool tramway for the latest heritage gold operating weekend has been Rebuilt Balloon 718 which has just been released from the Paint Shop in a sparkling coat of green and cream paint. Following a period … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Midland Metro 02

Today Picture in Time takes us to the West Midlands for another look at one of the original T69 trams used on the Midland Metro network – this time around it is no. 02.

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In Pictures: Neath Tramway 1

A tram which we haven’t featured on these pages before is an unusual survivor from South Wales, Neath Corporation Tramways no. 1. Whereas when most tramways opted for electric operation when the time came to replace horse trams Neath Council … Continue reading

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Last chance to ride Blackpool 623 in Manchester (for now!)

As has been reported previously, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 623 is heading back home for an operating loan period to help mark the 80th anniversary of Blackpool’s Brush cars. However, before it returns to Blackpool there will be a final chance … Continue reading

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Tram derails in Old Market Square **updated**

Nottingham Express Transit services have been severely disrupted following the low speed derailment in Old Market Square of Citadis 235. The derailment happened shortly after 1530 on Thursday 25th May as the tram was using the crossover just beyond the … Continue reading

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours reveal Spring Bank Holiday output

Once again another weekend of enhanced heritage tram activity in Blackpool is almost here, with the Spring Bank Holiday weekend providing the perfect excuse for three days of the excellent ‘Gold’ service to be in operation. As with the May … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 706 and 709

We are off to Blackpool again for this edition of Picture in Time and this instalment finds us in 2005 for a view of two trams now very different but once identical.

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Crich get their buckets and spades ready

Beside the Seaside, one of the most popular family events held at the Crich Tramway Village – home of the National Tramway Museum, will once again be taking place over the May Half Term holiday from Saturday 27th May to … Continue reading

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway to resume limited service

Services will resume of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway from Wednesday 24th May following the temporary closure after the horses were found to be suffering with a respiratory infection. An hourly service will run on Wednesday 24th with trams every … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Modern Electric Tramways 6 & 7

In this edition of Picture in Time we are again visiting Eastbourne for an image taken on the Modern Electric Tramways line which used to run in the Sussex coastal town before the operation was moved along the coast to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Standard 48 in Oregon

Continuing our series looking at the Blackpool trams now residing in the United States we take a trip to Oregon for an update on Standard 48. As with fellow Standard car 144, the news is good on 48 which is … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back with a main site update this week and we are in the north west of England for a couple of new Photo Galleries:

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram in the snow

We head back to winter in today’s edition of Picture in Time with a couple more images taken following heavy snow back at the start of December 2010.

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In Pictures: Blackpool 144 in the USA

Standard 144 was the very first Blackpool tram to be exported to the USA when it departed in 1955. Over the past 62 years the tram has remained at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine and although it has been … Continue reading

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In Pictures: L&CBER 7 on the road once again

Following on from its appearance at the Llandudno Transport Festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend, Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway 7 can once again be seen in public over this weekend. This time it is heading to the … Continue reading

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