Monthly Archives: August 2017

630 to join in with Blackpool’s Brush car birthday party!

Having already borrowed two preserved tramcars for 2017, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now revealed that they will shortly be getting a third! Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 is the latest tram to be confirmed to be heading to the seaside. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Seaton Works 01 & 02

Today Picture in Time heads back down to Devon for views of two of the unsung trams of the Seaton Tramway fleet – namely Works cars 01 and 02.

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Fresh paint for Sheffield 74

Not previously reported on British Trams Online is that Sheffield 74 is currently being treated to a complete exterior repaint in the workshop at Crich Tramway Village. The tram was already under attention to replace its mouldy top deck ceiling … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

A couple more Photo Galleries have been added to the main site this week:

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Isle of Man 2017: IOM 50 Group visit and Heritage Transport Festival

David Mee reports from the Isle of Man where the Isle of Man 50 Group had their usual private hires immediately before the Manx Heritage Transport Festival with a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the nationalisation of the Manx … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 120

In this edition of Picture in Time we are heading back to Sheffield for a look at one of the Duewag-Siemens built trams – 120, probably the one tram which has carried the most different liveries.

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Centenary car 641 helps its sisters

Whilst its latest transformation is ongoing, preserved Blackpool Centenary car 641 has also made a significant and welcome contribution towards the upkeep of its class on its old home tramway. Its owners, the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust, have very kindly … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New adverts on Supertram 110

Stagecoach Supertram 110 has received some new adverts for Sheffield College whilst still retaining full fleet livery. The adverts consist of standard roof level adverts as seen on many of the trams in Sheffield with the addition of vinyls on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bilston Road track replacement

We are now two months into the Midland Metro closure between Priestfield and Wolverhampton St George’s to allow for major track replacement work along Bilston Road and recent weeks have seen more progress made with one section now completed. However … Continue reading

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Lightning causes Blackpool Tramway suspension

A major lightning storm on the Fylde Coast caused services on the Blackpool Tramway to be suspended between Thornton Gate and Fleetwood Ferry on Thursday 17th August. The storm hit the area the night before leading to damage to the … Continue reading

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London Tramlink Engineering works: 25th August to 3rd September

More track renewal works on London Tramlink will mean that no services will run between Lloyd Park and New Addington from 2230 on Friday 25th August until Sunday 3rd September. Track relaying is due to take place in the Gravel … Continue reading

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Nottingham Express Transit service change: 26th August to 30th August

Tram track replacement works on Nottingham Express Transit will mean services are amended over the August Bank Holiday weekend and beyond. Track is due to be replaced on both the northbound and southbound lines at the junction of Mount Hooton … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Sunday 27th August

Sunday 27th August will see changes to Manchester Metrolink services before 0800 because of Network Rail works to upgrade the Manchester to Stalybridge via Victoria line. The Bury, Oldham and Rochdale and East Didsbury lines will all be affected.

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Ghostly goings-on in Blackpool!

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have announced a novel new venture – ‘Ghost Tram’! On a limited number of dates during the autumn, author of ‘Haunted Blackpool’ Stephen Mercer will join passengers for a special spooky experience, riding on a historic … Continue reading

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Trolley troubles and air show delays in Blackpool

Saturday 12th July was an interesting day in Blackpool in many regards, albeit not a particularly good one for anyone using the tramway as a means of transportation! This was the first day of the annual promenade air show, which … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 702

In this edition of Picture in Time we are once again in Blackpool with the tram featured being one of the iconic Balloon cars – 702.

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In Pictures: Aberdeen Surburban Tramways no. 11

The following article has been updated with further and corrected information on the provenance of this vehicle. Thanks to Keith Jones for providing this info. Continuing our tour of tram survivors in the north of Scotland we come to an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birkenhead 20′s maiden voyage in Blackpool!

The first appearance of Birkenhead 20 on Blackpool’s promenade occurred on the morning of Tuesday 15th August, just short of four weeks after the open-top tramcar made its journey by road from Birkenhead to Blackpool. This was a test run, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Miniature Tram at Tinkers Park

At the recent Tinkers Park Bus and Railway event a miniature tram was discovered – a tram which hasn’t previously featured on these pages (as far as we can remember!) and which we don’t actually have any information on! Ken … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Crich WWII Home Front Event

We reported at the weekend how Leeds 345 had received wartime additions as part of the WWII Home Front event which was taking place at Crich but that wasn’t all that was happening during the event. A regular tram service … Continue reading

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