Monthly Archives: April 2017

Picture in Time: Vienna 4225

Today Picture in Time is heading back to Crich for a view of a tram which although it remains on site at the home of the National Tramway Museum in 2017 is in a different identity. It is Vienna 4225 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams cardboard model

Edinburgh Trams have recently produced a cardboard press-out model of a tram which is available for free to anyone who visits the Transport for Edinburgh Travelshop at Haymarket Although not particularly detailed – it is cardboard and free after all … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Three new Photo Galleries for you this week with photos coming from Crich, Heaton Park and Manchester Metrolink:

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Bye bye, White Blob!

Blackpool’s Paint Shop is now occupied by a tram for the first time this year, having recently been kept busy with the application of vinyls and other finishing touches to Blackpool Transport’s new fleet of double-deck buses. The lucky tram … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Manchester Metrolink 1013

We head back to the archives again today for the latest edition of Picture in Time and we are in 1992 for some early images of Manchester Metrolink with the subject being T68 1013.

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In Pictures: Box 40 on tour

On Sunday 9th April, Blackpool & Fleetwood Box car 40 operated a full system tour of the Blackpool tramway for its support group, ‘Friends of 40’. Primarily aimed as a social event and tram ride for many of the people … Continue reading

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Allocations announced for Easter Gold in Blackpool

The Easter weekend looks set to see another action packed weekend of heritage trams in Blackpool with the popular Gold timetable in operation again on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April. As usual with this timetable six trams … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway New Volunteers Day – Saturday 22nd April

Volunteers are the lifeblood of heritage tramways across the UK and without them it is incredibly unlikely we would be able to enjoy the excellent events we see year on year. All heritage tramways are continually looking for more volunteers … Continue reading

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SNP back plans to extend Edinburgh Trams – with conditions

The SNP have released their council manifesto for the forthcoming elections for seats on Edinburgh City Council with strong mention of proposals to extend the tram line down Leith Walk. Having previously been opponents of the scheme they seem to … Continue reading

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Communications failure disrupts Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink services were disrupted by a communications failure at Trafford on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April. The problems were first reported during the evening rush hour on the Tuesday and saw services across the network being affected. The … Continue reading

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Nottingham’s longest serving tram driver retires

Graham Cusick, the longest server driver on Nottingham Express Transit, has retired after 14 years behind the controls. Graham was one of the first intake of eight drivers employed in February 2003 at the start of testing and commissioning of … Continue reading

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Manchester Metrolink service change: Monday 17th to Thursday 20th April

Maintenance work and tram testing will mean that Metrolink services on the Airport line will only run between Manchester Airport and Firswood between 0300 and 0600 on Monday 17th to Thursday 20th April. A replacement bus will operate from Firswood … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Railcoach 611

In this edition of Picture in Time we are again featuring a tram from Blackpool with Second Series English Electric Railcoach 611 in the frame.

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A new season begins for the horses in Douglas

After another winter of uncertainty the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway resumed operation on Saturday 8th April for another season – the earliest start for the tramway in a number of years but that didn’t matter to the public with capacity … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First UDE of 2017 at Crich

Saturday 8th April saw the first Ultimate Tram Driving Experience of the year at Crich with Liverpool 869 the tram chosen for the role. Alongside 869 a three car service operated – Chesterfield 7, Glasgow 22 and London County Council … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 585

In this edition of Picture in Time we feature a tram which is the last tram to remain in the ownership of the Science Museum – Glasgow 585.

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Beamish Steam Fair pulls in the punters

The annual Great North Steam Fair at Beamish Museum was held this year from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th April, and as usual, this featured a mouthwatering array of steam engines plus numerous other working transport exhibits and, for the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wallasey 78 runs on test

After a lengthy period out of action, it is pleasing to see that Wallasey 78 has finally been re-commissioned at the Birkenhead heritage tramway. The tram has been undergoing various mechanical work, including the replacement of cracked wheel spokes and repairs … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We only have the one Photo Gallery for you this week (there is more to come but time has run out to get them ready for this week) but it is quite a significant collection:

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Picture in Time: Stagecoach Supertram 123

Off to Sheffield again for today’s Picture in Time image and we catch up with tram no. 123 during 2003.

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