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TRAM: British and Australian (American usually streetcar also trolley) noun [C]
An electric vehicle that transports people, usually in cities, and goes along metal tracks in the road. (Taken from the Cambridge English Dictionary)

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In a change of format for 2005 BRITISH TRAMS ONLINE are proud to publish a brief review of the tram events of 2005. Not every event from the past year is covered and some of the photos aren't exactly earth shattering news but every photo on the following eight pages have never been seen on BRITISH TRAMS ONLINE! Thanks to all the regular contributors who have let their photos on the site during 2005, some of which are featured here!

Blackpool Images 1 | Blackpool Images 2 | Blackpool Images 3 | Blackpool Images 4/Crich Images 1 | Crich Images 2/Trampower |
Croydon & DLR Images | Manchester & Midland Metro Images | NET & Sheffield Images

Arriving in the UK in the early part of the year, Halle 902 is be converted to a second Access Tram at Crich to given Berlin 3006 a bit of a rest now and then. The big old beast is seen on Tramathon day - 12 June 2005 - at Wakebridge.
Photo: Gareth Prior
The restoration of Leeds 345 has continued throughout 2005 and the tram is now expected to be commisioned somewhen this year with a launch ceremony planned. 345 is seen in the depot yard on 12 June 2005. Since this shot it has received lining and fleet numbers.
Photo: Gareth Prior
The new restoration project at Crich is London United Tramways 159. The body of the tram is seen here in the workshop on 12 June 2005.
Photo: Gareth Prior
The BRITISH TRAMS ONLINE TRAM OF THE YEAR 2005 is this tram - Trampower or what ever its name is this week. The tram is seen here when in public service at Birkenhead during test runs. It has since moved on to Blackpool where additional tests are expected to be undertaken soon, although no signs of movement have been seen yet.
Photo: Peter Courtenay