Monthly Archives: December 2018

September Review – Blackpool: No. 12 – Pleasure Beach loop

One of the major features of the September Spectacular in Blackpool is the number of trams which can be found on Pleasure Beach loop waiting for their turn to run in service again, providing plenty of extra photographic opportunities. And … Continue reading

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Sounds & Pictures in Time! Glasgow’s last trams

An extra special Christmas treat for you today as we head to Glasgow on 19th November 1962 for the sounds and pictures of Glasgow’s trams. On this date a group of enthusiasts visited Coplawhill Works to assess 1005 for preservation … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 24 – More Solo Motors

Today as we continue our look back at September’s goings on, on the Isle of Man, we once again take a look at some motors in action – just as darkness starts to take hold.

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The Reindeer names of Edinburgh Trams

In the lead up to Christmas 2018 Edinburgh Trams not only put some Christmas decorations up on their trams but also went to the effort of naming some of the trams after Santa’s reindeer! Trams seem to have received two … Continue reading

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September Review – Crich: No. 12 – Sheffield 510

Today we have another one of the operational trams at Crich in images. This is currently the only operational electric tram from Sheffield in the national collection and it is of course Sheffield 510 complete with its special Last Tram … Continue reading

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2018 – Thanks for the memories!

As is traditional as we approach the Christmas and New Year period we look back at the previous year to have a brief review of just what happened over the last 12 months. We’ve said it many times before that … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 23 – Shunting at Derby Castle sheds

Today we are heading up to Derby Castle Sheds to view some trams being shunted around the yard at various times during the events week (and beyond!). And its not only MER cars being moved…

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This week on British Trams Online

Our final main site update of 2018 brings another couple of Photo Galleries:

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Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going … Continue reading

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September Review – Blackpool: No. 11 – Balloon 719

Another B fleet Balloon for you today as we return to Blackpool’s September Spectacular for our latest photos from September’s tram events. The tram in question is 719.

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Very Light Rail progresses in the West Midlands

One of the complaints about developing light rail projects in the UK is the large costs involved causing many local authorities to think twice but a new project currently under development in the West Midlands could change all that with … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 22 – Another look at MER trailers

Once again today we are featuring the Manx Electric Railway trailer as we take a look at three of the lesser used fully enclosed trailers.

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Support remains strong for retention of Supertram

Earlier this year we reported a new consultation looking into the future of Supertram which was asking local residents and businesses whether they supported the overall retention of the network. The background to this was the major investment needing in … Continue reading

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Nice one Cyrille! Another tram naming set to score on West Midlands Metro

2019 will see another naming of an Urbos 3 tram on the West Midlands Metro with the late West Bromwich Albion legend Cyrille Regis set to be honoured by the accolade. This will just be the third of the CAF … Continue reading

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September Review – Crich: No. 11 – Blackpool 762

Another Blackpool tram in today’s look at Crich’s Simply Trams event – and a tram, or to more precise its livery, that continues to divide opinion amongst enthusiasts. It is of course Blackpool Jubilee 762 which carries an all over … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 21 – Don’t forget the Snaefell Mountain Railway!

Of the three tramways on the Isle of Man the Snaefell Mountain Railway was the one which didn’t participate too much in events (save for the three no. 1s at Laxey on 2nd September) but that doesn’t mean we are … Continue reading

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Progress made on Glory Mine relay

Whilst Crich Tramway Village may have closed to the public at the start of November that doesn’t mean that everyone has packed up and gone home – far from it! The big winter project this year is the relaying of … Continue reading

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All day tickets on Supertram to increase from January

The latest tramway to confirm fare rises from January is Stagecoach Supertram although in this case the majority of fares are unaffected with mainly TravelMaster tickets – allowing travel across the South Yorkshire region – going up although the Tram … Continue reading

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September Review – Blackpool: No. 10 – Rigby Road Depot line-ups

As well as the chance to display trams on Blundell Street the opportunity was also taken for some line-ups of trams on the depot fan within the confines of Rigby Road Depot. Visible from outside the depot gates – with … Continue reading

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September Review – Isle of Man: No. 20 – More Wagons in action

Today we are taking another look at some of the Wagons and Vans of the Manx Electric Railway out on the mainline over the anniversary events week.

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