Category Archives: Volk’s Electric Railway

They’ve Run in 2024!

We take another look to see which heritage trams have run in service so far in 2024 on tramways across the British Isles. There has been some movement since we last ran this article with more trams being used at … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2024!

For the first time this year we take a look at which heritage trams have run in service during 2024 across the British Isles. To remind you this article aim to feature which heritage trams have run in passenger service … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 25th February 2024

This week we have photos from both the Volk’s Electric Railway and Manchester Metrolink:

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Volk’s Electric Railway win at Heritage Railway Association Awards

The historic Volk’s Electric Railway which has been running along Brighton seafront since 1883 has been recognised at the Heritage Railway Association Awards. The railway was named “Railway of the Year” at a glitzy ceremony which appropriately took place in … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway to run this weekend!

The Volk’s Electric Railway is usually closed to the public from October until Easter but this weekend (10th and 11th February) will see rare winter operation. It has been announced that services will run between 1000 and 1500 on Saturday … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2023!

We round-up things of which heritage trams ran in service on tramways in the British Isles during 2023 with a final “They Ran in 2023!”. In truth since we last ran this article at the start of November 2023 there … Continue reading

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Four more nominations for Seaton Tramway at Heritage Railway Association Awards

There is more cause for celebration at the Seaton Tramway after they learnt they have been nominated for four more awards – this time it’s the Heritage Railway Association Awards where they are up for success.

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With the start of November traditionally the end of most heritage tram operating seasons across the British Isles (with just Beamish and Blackpool now offering the regular chance to ride on a heritage tram over the next couple of months, … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 3rd September 2023

This week we head off to the south coast for some photos from the Volk’s Electric Railway:

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Having last taken a look at which heritage trams have run in passenger service in British Isles during 2023 at the start of June you’d think almost three months later that there may be quite a few changes? In this … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway celebrates 140 years of operation

In 1883 Brighton seafront welcomed a revolutionary new transport system. Operated by electricity what we now know as the Volk’s Electric Railway started running on 4th August 1883 and although its been regauged and extended since that first day its … Continue reading

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Timetable of events for Volk’s Electric Railway 140th anniversary weekend announced

As reported earlier this year, 2023 marks the 140th anniversary of the Volk’s Electric Railway and Brighton & Hove Council and the Volk’s Electric Railway Association have teamed up to run a special event to celebrate the occasion over the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More sunshine in Brighton on the Volk’s Electric Railway

In this article we make another brief visit to the Volk’s Electric Railway as the sun again shines on the line in Brighton. The 1 mile (and a little bit!) line runs on a 2 foot 8½” gauge and is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The Volk’s Electric Railway in the sunshine

As Brighton’s Volk’s Electric Railway runs right along the seafront between the Aquarium (by Palace Pier) to Black Rock (just shy of the Marina) its operation can be very much weather dependent. But there were no such worries on 20th … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway welcomes ex-Southend car 9 back

There was a significant lorry move on Wednesday 7th June as Volk’s Electric Railway ex-Southend car 9 was moved to Brighton from Hassocks with plans in hand for it to be displayed during the 140th anniversary celebrations in August.

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Its time for another update of which heritage trams have run in passenger service across the British Isles during 2023. Since our last update there have been more trams running for the first time as we enter a period of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volks Electric Railway – May 2023

The Volk’s Electric Railway in Brighton will be celebrating 140 years of operation this year (a special weekend is planned in August as the centrepiece of the celebrations) and started its 2023 season back in April. Trains are now running … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With more trams continuing to enter service for the first time this year we take another look at which heritage trams have run during 2023 so far. The aim is to feature all tramways within the British Isles and to … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway to celebrate 140th anniversary this August

There is to be another significant anniversary celebrated on the south coast this year as it will be 140 years since the Volk’s Electric Railway opened. The Volk’s Electric Railway Association have announced the first plans for this celebration which … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2022!

As we enter another year its time for one last look at which heritage trams ran in 2022. This is as a complete list of heritage trams which operated with passengers on board during the calendar year 2022 – it … Continue reading

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