Monthly Archives: September 2019

Around the World in Trams: Den Haag 1024

We stay in Amsterdam for this week’s overseas tram image but show a tram from elsewhere in the Netherlands, Den Haag to be precise.

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In Pictures: Birmingham 107 at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

Across the UK there are a number of small transport museums run by volunteers with limited opening hours which tend to go under the radar somewhat but still have many key exhibits which have been saved for the future. One … Continue reading

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Memorabilia from old South Shields station to be donated to museum

Items from the old South Shields Tyne and Wear Metro station – which was replaced by an all new interchange in August – have been donated to the South Shields Museum and Art Gallery. The “iconic” items include signage and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 04

We are off to London’s Docklands again for today’s image from the archives as we head back to 1994 for a photo taken in a different time for the Docklands Light Railway.

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In Pictures: Blackpool 31 in action at Beamish

Beamish is now without any loan trams following the departure of first Manchester 765 and now Blackpool & Fleetwood 40 meaning the standard service at the museum is being operated by the home based fleet solely. The schools may now … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 4040 returns to service on Tyne and Wear Metro

Whilst we have been concentrating on the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet currently being procured we mustn’t forget the current fleet which continues to operate the service. Shortages of the Metro Cars are often seen with peak time extras … Continue reading

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Tram on the move

A tram that little is known about is set to move soon, leaving its home of the past four years in Colwyn Bay for pastures new. The replica tram – which has been around for a number of years and … Continue reading

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Final piece of track for Phase One of Westside extension welded into place

Construction work which will enable West Midlands Metro trams to run on the first phase of the Birmingham Westside extension to Victoria Square and Centenary Square by the end of this year is now entering its final stages with the … Continue reading

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Standard 143’s restoration in the final stages

On Monday 23rd September a tram is set to be returned to service in Blackpool, some 62 years since it last carried passengers. That tram is Standard 143 which is coming to the end of its extensive restoration with the … Continue reading

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Have Hitachi been unsuccessful in their bid to build new Metro trains?

Reports on the BBC have suggested that local train builder Hitachi – local as in they have a factory in the north east at Newton Aycliffe – have been unsuccessful in their bid to build the new trains for the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1100 and 1297

Another trip to Crich for this latest edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at the 1973 Grand Transport Extravaganza.

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See inside the tram depot at Summerlee for Doors Open Day

On Saturday 21st September the annual Doors Open Days will be taking place across Scotland and this year Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life will be taking part, which include the chance to see behind the scenes in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 269 makes it three AMEX trams in Edinburgh

We previously brought you news that there were two trams in Edinburgh advertising American Express and now there is a third! Following hot on the heels of 264 and 270, 269 has also seen the adverts applied and as with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Boats in action during Muni Heritage Weekend

They may be 5,151 miles away from home but the San Francisco Blackpool Boats were both in action over the Muni Heritage Weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September with the more long-standing resident 228 in service on both … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blue continues its West Midlands Metro takeover

The end is nigh! The end of the magenta livery on West Midlands Metro that is! There are now only two trams in the full magenta, silver and white livery with a further two Urbos3s having now been spotted in … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Engineering Car 754

We have a lot to be grateful for to various transport undertakings across the country as if they hadn’t converted earlier passenger trams into works cars there may be several types of tram we now enjoy which had been confined … Continue reading

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In Preview: Crich 60 – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September

We finally reach that busy period of major tram events with Crich’s the first to take place over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the discovery and adopting of the site in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams from above

It’s not often that we take a look a tram in Edinburgh from above with the opportunities to do so fairly limited but in this short article that is exactly what we do as we see all the various equipment … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Amsterdam 662

For the next few weeks it will be more a case of “odds and sods” for our worldwide tram picture series as we take a look at trams from various different systems, starting off with a historic image from Amsterdam.

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Standard 143 work continues

The launch of Blackpool Standard 143 is now a little over a week away and with this in mind the past week has seen some good progress made on the tram’s restoration with it now to be found in the … Continue reading

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