Monthly Archives: August 2018

Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary: Day 1 – Saturday 1st September

After the build-up of the past year we are finally here – it’s the week-long events to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway! As a quick one stop guide each evening (at roughly 2100 each night) we … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Oporto 196 regains its advert boards

For the past few months Oporto 196 has been missing something whilst still being in service at Beamish. That something is its advert boards which have recently been reapplied with the familiar Sunderland Echo and Shop at Binns adverts included … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rainbow Tram 3071

We featured the first of the two Rainbow Trams adorned for Manchester’s Pride event over the August Bank Holiday previously but in order to complete the picture we now take a look at the other specially liveried trams – 3071. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

One more Photo Gallery has been added this week before the main site takes a short break during the next couple of weeks:

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Delays in Blackpool after car crashes through barrier

Trams were delayed on the Blackpool Tramway for several hours on Wednesday 29th August after a car crashed through the barriers close to Cavendish Road tramstop. The BMW – which must have been travelling at a fair speed judging by … Continue reading

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In Preview: Simply Trams at Crich

Its nearly time for one of the highlights of the tram calendar with Simply Trams (a new title for 2018) taking place on Saturday 1st September at the Crich Tramway Village. We have seen over the past few years this … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Frankfurt 537

Germany is the location for today’s photo from around the world as we feature a tram from Frankfurt.

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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 1 moves to Laxey

The preparations for the 125th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway events – which start on Saturday 1st September and continue through until Saturday 8th September – are continuing on the Isle of Man with another key piece of the … Continue reading

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It’s another successful Festival for Edinburgh Trams

It seems that every time there is a major event in Edinburgh the tram system is once again proving its worth with record breaking figures and the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival has been no different! More than 600,000 passenger journeys … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork in Nottingham

Between Thursday 23rd August and Sunday 2nd September services are suspended on Nottingham Express Transit between The Forest and Wilkinson Street to allow for track replacement to take place. The track is due to be replaced at several different locations … Continue reading

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Pretty little things spread to Blackpool!

Two of Blackpool’s LRT fleet have received all-over vinyl adverts for women’s clothing store Pretty Little Thing – following on from two near identical liveries previously seen on the Stagecoach Supertram fleet in Sheffield. 016 was the first Blackpool tram … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Open Top Balloon 706

One of the most popular trams of the past 30 years in Blackpool is the feature of today’s Picture in Time – Princess Alice herself, Open Top Balloon 706.

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Why vinyl wrap adverts on a tram?

Recent months have seen a major expansion in vinyl wrap liveries on several UK tram systems (well Edinburgh and Manchester anyway!) but have you ever wondered why trams are chosen for a mobile advert? Well a previous campaign for Sainsbury’s … Continue reading

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Rare chance to see behind the scenes at Edinburgh Trams

There has always been a certain fascination about tram depots and just what goes on behind the closed doors with open days a popular way to see where the trams are maintained and stored when not in service. The latest … Continue reading

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In Preview: Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary – 7 days to go!

If you’ve been living under a rock so far this year you may have missed the news that the Manx Electric Railway will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a very special week long celebration between Saturday 1st and Saturday … Continue reading

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The Rack is back – for one day only!

Since it last ran in October 2014, Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Rack’ 2 has been greatly missed in the operational fleet at Crich Tramway Village. However, the popular 1898 built tramcar is set to play a starring role in next week’s … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway Derby Castle Sheds

Today we have a Picture in Time with a slight difference as we have a then and now look at Derby Castle Sheds.

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Prague 180 reaches 50 years at Crich

In August 1968 a tram arrived at the then Crich Tramway Museum – now far better known as the Crich Tramway Village, or National Tramway Museum for some – in a blaze of publicity. That tram was Prague 180 which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Supertram 107 back in action

Stagecoach Supertram have welcomed 107 back into service following a two month layoff and it has had a full repaint in its period off the road. The tram was back in action on Tuesday 21st August showing off its fresh … Continue reading

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In Pictures: NELSAM Open Day

It is sometimes easy to forget that the northeast of England is home to two significant tram collections. Of course, we all remember about the operational tramway and the trams which operate it at Beamish but a few miles away … Continue reading

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