Monthly Archives: April 2020

Trams &: Gateshead 5 & Barnsley bus 5

In this edition of “Trams &” we feature a tram and a bus at Crich, both of which are now part of the collection but we actually see them together before this happened as we head back to 2007.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool 166

Another dip into the archives of trams at Crich this week and its another Blackpool tram featuring – Toastrack 166.

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More timetable adjustments on West Midlands Metro

As the changes in travelling habits of the public continue as a result of the Coronavirus and the restrictions put in place by government, the West Midlands Metro have announced that they will be making further adjustments to the service … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Balloon 703

Today we take another look at a photo which despite our best efforts didn’t quite turn out as we had hoped! The intended subject this time is Blackpool Balloon 703.

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Still Standing! Darwen tram shelters

We have already seen the steam tram turning triangle in Darwen in this series but that is not the only tramway survivor in the town as there are also some old tramway shelters which are still standing.

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Hythe Pier Railway suspended

Whilst we were reporting at the height of service amendments and closures both of modern operating tramways and heritage lines one line which wasn’t mentioned was the Hythe Pier Railway – the world’s oldest continuously operating electric pier train. The … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Standard 147

Over the final weekend of the traditional Blackpool Tramway on 5th and 6th November 2011 29 different trams (or 32 if you take the trailers of the Twin Cars and Western Train to be separate trams) operated in service, either … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: South Yorkshire Supertram 06

Our next batch of modern tram archive images will be coming from Sheffield and we start off back in 1994 with an image of one of the trams in action.

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Mayor issues warning over Metrolink without government bail-out

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, has issued a stark warning that without immediate government support Manchester Metrolink will have to be completely suspended. Mr Burnham made the warning during a joint online briefing with his counterpart in Liverpool, Steve … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 270

As part of the restrictions imposed in the UK as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic you can go out for a solitary walk each day and whilst for many of us that doesn’t take us near any trams for … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Vienna 21

We head back to Vienna for our latest foray into looking at trams from outside the British Isles.

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More rail replacement work coming up on Supertram

The final phase of the three year Stagecoach Supertram rail replacement project will get underway in May with the first stage of 2020 works being concentrated at Hackenthorpe and Donetsk Way (Area 1). This work will get underway from Monday … Continue reading

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Trams &: Wolverhampton & District 34 & Bournemouth trolleybus 297

In this new photographic series we will be featuring trams alongside other vehicles. Whether that be a bus, train, steam road vehicle, car or in this case a trolleybus anything goes during this series! As long as there are at … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 1

For this next batch of archive Blackpool tram images we are heading back to 1975 for a series of images taken on a sunny July day. With early advertising liveries starting to make their presence felt plus the OMO cars … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: London Tramlink

We are off to London – or more specifically Croydon – for this weeks video as we head to London Tramlink. The video below was filmed on several visits, mainly between 2005 and 2013 but we do also see some … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bradford 104 at Bradford Industrial Museum

In the latest instalment of trams on display which rarely feature on these pages we head to West Yorkshire and the Bradford Industrial Museum where surviving Bradford Corporation Tramways tramcar no. 104 can be found on display.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

We head back into the archives again this week with images coming from Midland Metro in 2004:

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In Pictures: Nottingham Station at night

This small pictorial article takes us to Nottingham Station stop on Nottingham Express Transit for views taken of the trams on a cold and wet evening in mid-December 2019. Taking a look at various examples of the two fleets that … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Vienna 4010

We’re back a bit closer to home for the next few weeks as we head to the Austrian capital – Vienna.

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In Pictures: Portsmouth 84 at Milestones Museum

It’s the fully intact tram which is closest to British Trams Online headquarters but barely gets mentioned (indeed I’ve personally only ever seen it once in a visit many years ago!) so its time to change all that! The tram … Continue reading

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