Monthly Archives: October 2017

Picture in Time: Seaton 4

Today Picture in Time is heading back to the Devon coast as we take a trip to the Seaton Tramway for an image of Blackpool Boat style tram no. 4.

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In Pictures: Testing on Luas Cross city line

With the line due to open to the public in December testing of trams on the Luas cross city line is continuing to ensure that everything is ready for the first passengers to be carried. Despite the effects of Storm … Continue reading

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Can you help? Introduction of air brakes

We have recently been contacted by Keith Halton who as well as providing us with an update on the current condition of Frankfurt 210 has asked us a question which we don’t the answer to! So we thought the best … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Just the one Photo Gallery for you to take a look at this week:

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 215

From last week’s Picture in Time in the West Midlands we head across to the East Midlands for this image from Nottingham Express Transit.

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In Pictures: Birkenhead horse car comes home

On 18th October, the oldest surviving Birkenhead tramcar made a journey by road to the Pacific Road premises of the Birkenhead heritage tramway and museum. Birkenhead 7 had been stored at Hooton Park for a number of years after being removed from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Stockport 5 sees daylight

Stockport 5 has been undergoing major workshop attention at the Heaton Park Tramway for the past couple of years, having not operated since 2013 due to issues with its roof. Whilst the overhaul has been progressing the tram has been … Continue reading

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One Aberdeen tram for sale at auction!

Ever fancied owning a unrestored tram body? Well if you have a chance is about to come up with the lower saloon of Aberdeen Corporation Tramways 54 – built in 1902-3 as an open topper before receiving a top deck … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Frankfurt 210

One of several trams from overseas which has found itself in the UK for reasons which seem to have been lost in the mists of time is Frankfurt 210. The tram has been in the UK since the mid-1980s when … Continue reading

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New Metrolink book to be launched

A new book celebrating the 25th anniversary of Manchester Metrolink is to be launched this weekend. Metrolink: The First 25 Years by Mark Ovenden looks at the complete history of the system including the history of the creation of the … Continue reading

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MER to finally resume service

After Storm Ophelia hit the western part of the British Isles it seemed that normal services would resume on both Luas and the Manx Electric Railway from Wednesday 18th October. However although Luas was back to normal after its hiatus … Continue reading

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Preparation work for Blackpool North extension will start in 2017

It has now been confirmed that works on the Blackpool Tramway extension up Talbot Road to Blackpool North railway station will start in 2017 although little progress will be tangible this year with the works only set to be preparation … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More progress on Sheffield Tram-Train project

Another pictorial update from South Yorkshire as work continues on construction for the Tram-Train pilot which will eventually link the Stagecoach Supertram network with the UK national rail network; hopefully starting a new era in public transport in this country. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons

Having gone 30 years into the past last week, this week we go even further back in time as we have an image taken 50 years ago in the summer of 1967.

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2CC to be used for Altrincham-Bury services on 22nd October

One of the benefits of the Manchester Metrolink’s Second City Crossing (2CC) is to be seen again on Sunday 22nd October with extra services running via the line because of engineering works on Mosley Street.

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In Pictures: Volks Electric Railway returns

As we reported at the weekend the Volks Electric Railway resumed services on Saturday 14th October after over a year of inaction as a result of the “Saving Volk’s” refurbishment project. Although works are not sufficiently advanced to allow trains … Continue reading

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Ophelia does her worst causing Luas and MER suspensions

Services on both Luas and the Manx Electric Railway were hit by ex-Hurricane Ophelia at the start of the week with no trams able to run for large periods of time, firstly due to safety fears and then because of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 255 and 269 make it 15 and 16 C R Smith trams

Two further trams can now be seen in C R Smith vinyls on Edinburgh Trams with both 255 and 269 in service with their new look. For 269 the vinyls include an image of an Edinburgh Tram although whether it … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1017

Continuing with the Glasgow theme of last week’s Picture in Time today we feature a tram from that system which has remained north of the border – Glasgow 1017.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries added to the site this week:

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