Monthly Archives: April 2019

In Pictures: Behind the Scenes at Derby Castle Sheds

One of the highlights of practically any tram event is the chance to see “behind the scenes” of a depot whether that be on the Isle of Man at Derby Castle or Laxey or at Blackpool’s Rigby Road Depot. And … Continue reading

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Track works in Nottingham on 28th April

The latest tramway in the UK to see some trackwork will be Nottingham Express with essential maintenance work due to take place in the city centre on Sunday 28th April. As a result of this work there will no trams … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New adverts for Blackpool Balloon 723

Between-deck advertisements on Blackpool’s Balloon cars were once a common sight, but since the inception of Heritage Tram Tours, commercial advertising on the historic tram fleet has all but vanished. However, Balloon 723 has recently received some new banner adverts … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rush Hour on the Railways ends in style

The first enthusiast event of 2019 on the Isle of Man is now over with the four-day Rush Hour on the Railways concluding on Easter Monday, 22nd April. The Manx Electric Railway again played a significant part in the event … Continue reading

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Very Light Rail unveil planned routes in Coventry

At the end of last year we reported on the Very Light Rail plans which it is hoped will provide a cheaper and more energy efficient option for public transport across the UK. The brainchild of various academics with support … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 707

A tram expected to return to service in Blackpool this year will be Balloon 707. In this week’s Blackpool Picture in Time feature we include that tram just after its conversion to a flat fronted format.

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In Pictures: 2019 rail replacement works start at Hillsborough

The start of four months of rail replacement work on the Stagecoach Supertram network got underway on Good Friday, 19th April, with the first stage seeing work concentrated in the Hillsborough area. With all trams on the Blue and Yellow … Continue reading

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More Boat running in San Francisco for 2019

Since arriving in San Francisco the two Blackpool Boat cars have proven to be very popular when they have operated and now in 2019 – incredibly some 35 years since 228 arrived in the city – it is planned that … Continue reading

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DLR services disrupted after “Extinction Rebellion” protestors climb onto train

It possibly hadn’t escaped your notice that this week a group of activists – known as Extinction Rebellion – have been causing transport chaos in London as they protest against climate change warning the government acts “now on the climate … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Easter Saturday at Beamish

Seven days previously Beamish was a tad chilly but fast forward a week to Easter Saturday, 20th April, and with warm and sunny weather across most of the British Isles it was a very different story for visitors to the … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Giardinetti Railway 423

As we continue our look around Rome we are once again on the Giardinetti Railway for this week’s overseas tram image.

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In Pictures: Rush Hour on the Railways continues

Day two of Rush Hour on the Railways – Saturday 20th April – didn’t feature any pre-advertised events on the Manx Electric Railway with the main concentration of the day on the Isle of Man Steam Railway but that didn’t … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Easter Bunnies in Blackpool!

If you’ve ever been to Blackpool and have hung around Pleasure Beach for any length of time you will probably have seen a colony of wild rabbits running around the grassed area looking for food. As its Easter and we … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have the conclusion of our coverage from the Great North Steam Fair this week with a collection of photos:

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Trams to return to Glory Mine in time for the 1940s

Since the Crich Tramway Village re-opened for the 2019 season all trams have only been running between Town End and Wakebridge because of the over-running track and overhead works at Glory Mine. But now in time for Easter – and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 114

One final visit to Sheffield for the time being as our look into the past sees another of the original Siemens-Duewag trams in action.

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In Pictures: Heritage Trams in action on Blackpool Prom

If you head to Blackpool at the weekend during 2019 you will be able to see heritage trams in action with each and every week due to see at least two trams in service. One such standard operation was on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Tamper at Meadowhall Interchange

Over the past few weeks – on and off – a Tamper has been stabled in the spare platform at Meadowhall Interchange (with one platform all that is really needed since the Purple route was permanently curtailed in Sheffield City … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Parallel run gets Rush Hour on the Railways off and running

Now firmly part of the special events calendar on the Isle of Man, Rush Hour on the Railways is a four day event taking place over the long Easter weekend with plenty to see and do across the island’s heritage … Continue reading

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RAIB investigate after passenger falls onto tracks at Ashton

The RAIB have announced they are conducting an investigation after a passenger in a “vulnerable condition” fell onto the tracks at the Ashton-under-Lyne on Tuesday 12th March. The passenger had alighted from the tram and had leant on the side … Continue reading

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