Monthly Archives: December 2017

British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Sheffield 513

It’s another two tramway loan tram today, although this tram hasn’t actually been to its home tramway throughout the history of British Trams Online! During the past 15 years it has been in both Blackpool and now at the East … Continue reading

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UK Tram release statement on London Tramlink derailment report

Following the release of the RAIB report into the London Tramlink derailment, UK Tram have released their own statement confirming steps being taken across the country to help prevent any further tragic incidents like this taking place again. This is … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Last Day of traditional trams operation in Blackpool

6th November 2011 was the day that after 126 years of operation was the end of an era on the Blackpool Tramway with the end of full traditional tram operation ahead of the start of the light rail era and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 7 out and about again

Saturday 2nd December saw the last public outing of Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 7 for 2017 with it taking part in the annual Llandudno Christmas Parade.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Cardiff 131

Probably the most unusual tram to be loaned over the past 15 years is Cardiff 131 – and its left its usual home at Crich twice!

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In Pictures: Let it snow on Midland Metro!

Friday 8th December saw the first significant dusting of snow to fall in the UK this winter period (even though it isn’t actually officially winter yet!). One tramway to be affected was Midland Metro although despite the falling of the … Continue reading

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Around the World in 18 Trams: Basel BLT 155

We have already had one visit to Basel in this series but we head back to Switzerland again in this edition but this time we look at a tram from Baselland Transport (BLT) who work the longer routes out to … Continue reading

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They’re back! Trams return to Wolverhampton early!

After 177 days trams are once again running all the way between Grand Central and Wolverhampton St George’s after the early completion of testing and commissioning along Bilston Road. Despite the first major snowfall of the winter the full service … Continue reading

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Tram derails after collision with van

A tram derailed on University Boulevard, Nottingham, after it was hit by a van on Wednesday 6th December causing major traffic gridlock across the city throughout the afternoon and evening. Incentro 214 was involved in the collision which happened close … Continue reading

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Major refurbishment for Birkenhead museum

The main tram depot, workshop and museum at Birkenhead – the Taylor Street site – is set to be closed to visitors for several months to allow for a major refurbishment to take place. This has been some time in … Continue reading

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More progress for Warrington 28

The Merseyside Tramway Society remain busy working on the sole surviving Warrington tramcar, which is being reconstructed as Warrington 28. It may be recalled that over the summer a suitable truck for the tram was supplied by the Tramway Museum … Continue reading

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Around the World in 18 Trams: Dresden 224 205

Back to Europe for this image from around the world. This time we are in Dresden, Germany.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Edinburgh Trams opens…finally!

It was the event which seemed for a long time as it may never happen but on 31st May 2014 Edinburgh Trams finally opened to the public to bring an end to the project which saw the return of trams … Continue reading

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RAIB report released into Sandilands derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have released their full report into the tragic derailment at Sandilands on 9th November 2016. Although it has not been possible to prove for definite why it happened the main cause of the incident has … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Balloon 711

Its another Blackpool tram which has spent some time away from its home tramway in recent years which features in our loan tram series today. The tram is Blackpool Balloon 711 – the only Balloon Car to have been fitted … Continue reading

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Around the World in 18 Trams: Boston 3680

From Europe to the United States of America for our tour of world trams. The system we are looking at today is that in Boston.

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In Pictures: Nottingham Express Transit in November

A small pictorial from Nottingham Express Transit in late November with well patronised trams in service. Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland is now in full swing with a Christmas Market and ice skating amongst the activities you can enjoy in the city … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Manchester L53

It is a tram which is currently on static display in Bury but head back a few years and it made not one, but two visits to Beamish – it is Manchester Eades Reversible Horse Tram L53.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 140th Anniversary

The next entry into our special series of events which have taken place over the past 15 years is another once which has happened fairly recently – the 140th Anniversary of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway.

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In Pictures: Cambridge Horse Tram 7

The restoration of Cambridge Horse Tram 7 is continuing to make progress at the Ipswich Transport Museum as these latest photos from Stephen Cobb show.

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