Monthly Archives: September 2020

Picture in Time: London Transport 1858

Last time out in this series we saw work underway at the East Anglia Transport Museum in preparation for the arrival of London Transport 1858, and this week we see the tram on its way!

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In Preview: Blackpool Tramway 135th Anniversary – 26th and 27th September

It was an event that for a long-time looked as if it wouldn’t take place at all and although it won’t the spectacle we have become used to in recent years the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September … Continue reading

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Luas Engineering Works: 26th & 27th September

This weekend will see another weekend of disruption for Luas with the Red line closed between Blackhorse and Heuston throughout 26th and 27th September. A tram service will continue to operate from Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse and between Heuston and The … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 107

Sheffield is again the location for today’s “Lockdown Walk” as we feature another of the original Siemens-Duewag constructed trams.

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In Pictures: Wires comes down on West Midlands Metro

Its been a while but Wednesday 23rd September saw another “wires down” incident on the West Midlands Metro causing major disruption for the service from just before 1000. The wires came down between Jewellery Quarter and St Paul’s leading to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Nottingham Express Transit 211

We head back to Nottingham for this edition of “Picture in Time” as we take a look at another of the Bombardier Incentro trams.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

We’re back with another update of the main site with photos this time coming from Nottingham Express Transit:

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In Pictures: E-on all over advert for NET 213

Not previously featured on these pages is a new all over advert now been carried by Nottingham Express Transit Incentro 213 (we say new but as we don’t have any source of information from Nottingham to be honest this advert … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wilko demolition continues

Never before has the demolition of one building attracted so much attention from tram enthusiasts! Yes, its another pictorial article looking at the old Wilko’s store on Talbot Road in Blackpool as it is raised to the ground to eventually … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Brixton Hill Depot, London

Its another visit to London for this edition of “Still Standing!” as we take a look at Brixton Hill Depot.

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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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