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They’ve Run in 2021!

This is our early September update to keep tabs on which trams have run on heritage tramways across the British Isles so far during 2021. There hasn’t been a huge amount of movement in the past month although Beamish has … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

Its time for another check-in to see which heritage trams have run so far during 2021. This list includes those trams which have either run in passenger service or some other type of public use (such as tram driving experiences). … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

We take another look at which heritage trams have run so far in 2021 – either in passenger service or other public use (such as tram driving experiences). As always this is what we understand to be the complete picture … Continue reading

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Evening operation on the Volk’s Electric Railway this summer

In normal circumstances come 1830 (at the latest) the trains on the Volk’s Electric Railway will all be tucked up in the depot after a hard day running along Brighton seafront, potentially missing out on increased revenue from holidaymakers wanting … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021

With more heritage tramways starting to run for the first time in 2021 its time for another update of the complete list of heritage trams which have run during the year across the British Isles. As usual this is what … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway returns to operation for 2021

Saturday 29th May was a busy day for heritage lines to resume operation – Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours and Snaefell Mountain Railway both ran their first services this year (and for the Snaefell line it was the first operation since … Continue reading

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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Volk’s Electric Railway to resume operation on 29th May

The latest heritage line to announce their reopening for 2021 is Brighton’s historic Volk’s Electric Railway with Saturday 29th May set as a return for services. With this date in mind preparation works have now started on the 1.25 mile … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2020…

As we put 2020 “to bed” we bring you this look at those heritage trams which ran in the British Isles during the calendar year of 2020. Obviously, nowhere near as many trams ran during 2020 as in previous years … Continue reading

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Local Conservatives back plans for revitalisation of Volk’s Electric Railway

Local Conservative Councillors have pledged to back plans which could revitalise the Volk’s Electric Railway and make it a key part of the tourist offering in Brighton and Hove. The Volk’s Electric Railway Association have come up with a plan … Continue reading

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Lockdown returns to England – heritage trams suspended again

It was announced late on Saturday 31st October that England will once again be going into a national lockdown in an attempt to supress the spread of the Coronavirus. This means that as from Thursday 5th November – and until … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos both old and new are included in our latest main site update:

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MER and VER resume operation as Seaton increases services

As expected Saturday 25th July saw the return to service of both the Manx Electric Railway and Volk’s Electric Railway whilst down in Devon there was a increase in services to a 20 minute frequency.

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Volk’s Electric Railway to resume operation this weekend

The latest heritage line to announce a returning to running is Brighton’s Volk’s Electric Railway and its very soon – Saturday 25th July! The now expected changes to operating procedures will also be in evidence on the line, which runs … Continue reading

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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Crich and VERA recognised at HRA Awards

The annual Heritage Railway Awards took place in Birmingham on Saturday 8th February and two systems we regularly features on these pages were recognised – both the Crich Tramway Village and the Volk’s Electric Railway Association. and amongst the nominees … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Volk’s Electric Railway – December 2018

This latest video comes from Brighton as we take a look at the Volk’s Electric Railway, the unique electric railway which runs along the seafront in the south coast resort between the Aquarium and Black Rock. Filmed in December 2018 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Volk’s Electric Railway closes the season with three car service

For the first time in over 25 years the Volk’s Electric Railway operated a public three car service on Sunday 3rd November, a day which also marked the last day of the regular operating season for the year (although there … Continue reading

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