Monthly Archives: September 2020

Summerlee Trams to run again from 23rd September

The Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life has been reopen again since 26th August but in that time the trams have remained quiet as preparations were made for their return with all the current Covid-19 restrictions in place. These have … Continue reading

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Birmingham Westside extension works move on

Saturday 19th September 2020 saw another major milestone achieved on the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension when the new tracks laid in Broad Street were welded to those already in position in Centenary Square.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 672+682

Today we take another look at a Metro Coastlines livery style carried on a Blackpool Tram in the early 2000s.

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Trams in Video: Western Railway Museum, Rio Vista, California

In today’s video we are off to the United States of America for footage recorded at the Western Railway Museum in Rio Vista, California on 21st July 2002. Included are rides on a Sacramento Northern Birney car and a Peninsular … Continue reading

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In Review: Sheffield: From Tram to Tram-Train

We often start our reviews of books on modern tram systems with a similar line to – you don’t get many books dedicated to our modern tram systems but as more and more are released that seems to no longer … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3114

In this latest edition of our series looking at trams operating in 2020 we are again in Manchester with the first in a series of images taken on the Trafford Park extension.

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Changes on the cards for Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours?

As we all know Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours returned to action in August and will be seeing celebrations to mark the 135th anniversary of the tramway in September. But behind the scenes it appears there has been some governance changes … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Track welding in Blackpool

Monday 14th September saw some general track maintenance taking place on the Blackpool Tramway with the points at North Pier being attended to by the track crew. Some welding took place on the points leading to the loop here in … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Innsbruck 305 & 303

Today we again head to the Austrian city of Innsbruck for this edition of “Around the World in Trams”.

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Tram Pub Signs – Historic: The Terminus, Chesterfield

We feature a pub which we’ve seen before in this short series as we head back to The Terminus in Chesterfield for a historic image of how the sign used to look in 1982.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 269

In this latest edition of “Lockdown Walks” we again head to central Edinburgh for another view of a tram running in 2020.

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In Pictures: Lowestoft 14 progresses at Carlton Colville

One of the lengthy restoration projects which has been ongoing around the UK for some time is Lowestoft 14 which has been under attention at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville. As this pictorial article shows the tram … Continue reading

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Metrolink release first performance stats since February

It has been nearly eight months since performance stats were last released on Manchester Metrolink – for pretty obvious reasons! – but KeolisAmey Metrolink have broken cover to publish the latest stats which as well as including details of the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: East Anglia Transport Museum tracklaying

We continue our look at some archive images from the East Anglia Transport Museum today as we go back to the very early days of the museum with preparations underway for the arrival of another tram.

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In Pictures: More history discovered in Edinburgh as Trams to Newhaven project continues

One of the fascinating aspects of the current stage of the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh is the archaeological finds which have long laid buried under the streets of the city. This is certainly the case around the South … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Former Steam Tram engine returns to action

Lucie – a former steam tram engine which was operated by the East Brussels Tram Company in Belgium – has recently been returned to steam at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, joining an elite group of steam tram engines which … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 105

In this instalment of “Lockdown Walks” we are in Sheffield as we take a look at another tram running on the Supertram network.

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Yellow for new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Metro will be finished in a vibrant yellow colour scheme as a nod to the iconic original livery carried on the trains when the system opened 40 years ago. The yellow will be accompanied by black and pale grey along … Continue reading

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Can You Help? UK Preserved Railway Stock List is looking for photos!

UK Preserved Railway Stock List – the only web search facility designed to easily list multiple categories of railway stock in the UK and Ireland in their geographic locations – is aiming to show a photo of all each item … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 210

As we continue our look at some archive images from Nottingham Express Transit, this week we reach the tenth of the 15 strong Incentro trams – 210.

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