Monthly Archives: August 2017

Balloon 721 to be repainted

There hasn’t been much news from the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust (NEETT) and its collection of trams based at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum near Sunderland for quite a while. However, that looks likely to change … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tram-Train works continue in Rotherham

The continued slow progress for the Tram-Train pilot in South Yorkshire has seen further work take place at Rotherham in recent weeks, including railway closures to allow for further construction to take place. In this pictorial update from Glyn Hill … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 762

Off to Blackpool again for this instalment of Picture in Time. This time around it is Jubilee Car 762 which interests us which a couple of photos dating from 2004 included.

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In Pictures: More trams get C R Smith vinyls

The continued spread of advertising vinyls for C R Smithin Edinburgh has seen 260, 263 and 272 all debut in service recently with their new look. As part of the two year deal, 18 trams will be so adorned with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: get me there vinyls added to some M5000s

Get me there – Manchester’s own public transport smart card – has recently been expanded to allow passengers to travel across Greater Manchester’s Metrolink and bus network and to celebrate the fact a number of trams are carrying vinyls for … Continue reading

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Busiest ever month for Edinburgh Trams

Over half a million passengers took a ride on Edinburgh Trams during August – the busiest ever month the line has enjoyed since opening to the public at the end of May 2014. Largely driven by the ever popular Edinburgh … Continue reading

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713 and the faceless woman!

Blackpool Balloon car 713 has seen occasional use in the last few years, as the only operational tram in the fleet left with an all-over advert. The livery in question, for the Houndshill shopping centre in Blackpool town centre, was applied … Continue reading

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Bournemouth 85 to star at Crich ‘Tram Day’

The main enthusiast event for 2017 at Crich Tramway Village just got a lot more exciting, with the news that recent arrival Bournemouth 85 is set to be the star attraction this year! The tram is set to be displayed … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead line problems for Midland Metro

Late on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August, two separate problems were identified with the overhead on Midland Metro meaning that a severely disrupted service was able to operate to start with on Tuesday 29th August. The two sites affected were … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Preparations underway for Seaton redevelopment

The major redevelopment at the Seaton Tramway which will see the terminus replaced with a more modern facility allowing visitors to take a trip back in time to the Victorian era Colyton station is edging closer with preparations underway for … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 5

It is a wet day on the Isle of Man in today’s edition of Picture in Time with a view of a motor and trailer from 1992.

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1017

We continue our Picture in Time series with a return visit to Manchester for a couple of views of T68 1017 in the first year of the network – 1992.

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In Pictures: Bournemouth 85 – the unloading

We have already reported on the arrival of Bournemouth 85 at Crich on Friday 25th August – but as it is so exciting we couldn’t resist sharing some more images of its arrival! This time the tram is shown being … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bournemouth 85 arrives at Crich

The arrival of a new addition to the collection of trams at the National Tramway Museum, Crich is always an exciting event – and it is made that bit more special when the tram in question is from a system … Continue reading

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Blackpool prepares for a ‘different’ Bank Holiday

As reported previously, the August Bank Holiday will see considerable disruption on the Blackpool tramway – and indeed for the town in general – with a partial closure of the promenade for several hours on three consecutive days due to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Centenary 648

We are in Blackpool for today’s edition of Picture in Time as we feature Centenary Car 648 whilst it was carrying an all over advert for Orion Bingo in 2004.

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This week on British Trams Online

Earlier than usual this week but we still bring you another Photo Gallery:

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Work underway on new look Crumpsall stop

Work has now started on transforming Manchester Metrolink’s Crumpsall stop which will eventually allow services from the new Trafford Park line – due to open in 2020 – to terminate here and return through Manchester City Centre. As well as … Continue reading

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Queen’s Baton to go for a ride on trams on the Isle of Man

The Queen’s Baton will visit the Isle of Man on its way to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and will travel on board two trams during its visit at the start of September.

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In Pictures: A busy Horse Tram Day at Crich

The latest chance to enjoy a horse tram ride on the British mainland was on Tuesday 22nd August with Joseph again visiting Crich to pull Sheffield 15 between Town End and the Depot crossover. The day saw six different trams … Continue reading

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