Monthly Archives: December 2019

Now you can spot the reindeer on Edinburgh Trams!

They were the first to unveil reindeer names this year and now Edinburgh Trams have confirmed that just like on the West Midlands Metro there is a competition if you spot any of the reindeer running in service! All you … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 264 and Sunderland 16 at Beamish

In this short pictorial article we are off to Beamish again – because why not! Thursday 5th December was just another ordinary day at the museum with two trams providing the service around the museum circuit. This saw the usual … Continue reading

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Lisbon 360 leaves the Isle of Man for Ireland

We brought you the news a few months ago that the sole Portuguese tram on the Isle of Man was about to be made homeless as it stood in the way of the Ballasall bypass – well, now the story … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Manchester 765

A tram which has operated on two different tramways in 2019 is the latest feature of “They Ran in 2019”, it is Heaton Park’s Manchester 765.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Boat 602/227

We’ve seen trams in different liveries, trams in different locations and trams which look exactly the same but for the first time today in “15 Years Apart” we see a tram which is now running under a different number! Its … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The trams out for Lightopia

Whereas by now the trams at the Heaton Park Tramway are usually tucked up for the winter in the depot, 2019 is a little bit different as they are being put to work for a new event taking place within … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 264 gets Hogmanay livery

Its taken a while but Edinburgh Trams finally have an advert for Hogmanay with 264 the tram chosen for this livery this year. Whilst in the past this has been a joint advert for Christmas and Hogmanay this time around … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Stagecoach Supertram

In today’s video we are off north to South Yorkshire for footage from the Stagecoach Supertram system. Filmed over a number of years the footage brings us up-to-date with the Rotherham Tram-Train service featured as well as all the conventional … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool Centenary 648

Once again it is Blackpool we head to for the latest instalment of “They Ran in 2019” – the tram is Centenary 648.

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15 Years Apart: Docklands Light Railway 05

We go modern again for this look at trams “15 Years Apart”, although with us featuring the Docklands Light Railway it is more a case of light rail vehicle than tram.

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It’s open! Services start onto Birmingham Westside extension

After all that waiting for an official announcement of when trams would start running beyond Grand Central to Library on the Birmingham Westside extension in the end it just kind of happened! With no pre-fanfare or public announcement Rudolph (36) … Continue reading

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Another Boat set for a return to the tracks

You may recall back in September one of the photo line-ups on Blundell Street in Blackpool featured three trams which were set to head through the workshops for a rewire and return to the tracks – Boat 230, Brush 634 … Continue reading

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Small changes on the way for Supertram’s Purple route timetable

We’ve previously brought you the news of the improved timetable for the Tram-Train service on Stagecoach Supertram and it has now been confirmed that the Purple route will also be introducing a new timetable from Sunday 15th December.

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They Ran in 2019: Liverpool 869

Today’s tram which “Ran in 2019” is another of the national collection at Crich – Liverpool 869.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Balloon 715

Today we take a look at a couple of images of Blackpool Balloon 715 “15 Years Apart”, a tram which has changed ownership in this period but still remain firmly on the Blackpool Tramway.

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First tram makes it to Trafford Centre

Its another early Christmas present – the very first tram has made it under its own power to the Trafford Centre as testing and commissioning of the Trafford Park line continues. M5000 3018 was the tram which was used on … Continue reading

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Can you spot all the West Midlands Metro reindeer?

We brought you the first images of the West Midlands Metro reindeers at the weekend and now it has been announced there is a competition to win a family ticket to the Sealife Centre if you can spot them all! … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Volk’s Electric Railway – December 2018

This latest video comes from Brighton as we take a look at the Volk’s Electric Railway, the unique electric railway which runs along the seafront in the south coast resort between the Aquarium and Black Rock. Filmed in December 2018 … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool Balloon 717

Its time to take a look at another heritage tram which ran in service during 2019 – Blackpool Balloon 717.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Brush 634

It’s the turn of Blackpool again in this instalment of “15 Years Apart” with Brush Car 634 the focus of our attention.

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