Monthly Archives: July 2020

Around the World in Trams: Amsterdam 617 & 646

“Around the World in Trams” now moves on to The Netherlands for a selection of images taken in Amsterdam during March 1988.

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Trams &: London Transport 1622 & buses

It’s a wet special event day at Crich for our latest look at a tram alongside other forms of transport.

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New Metro depot nears completion

The new – and temporary – Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Howdon in North Tyneside is nearing completion with an official opening due later this summer. The new facility will be used to outstation a number of trains each … Continue reading

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Seaton Tramway increases services

Since it reopened on Saturday 4th July, the Seaton Tramway has been running the “Yellow” timetable with trams every 30 minutes between 1000 and 1600. But as from Saturday 25th July a higher frequency service will operate with the “Blue” … Continue reading

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Luas Engineering Works: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July

There will be essential engineering works on Luas throughout the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July affecting Red line services between Blackhorse and Heuston with replacement buses running in their place.

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Edinburgh Trams 257

Once more we take a look at the less perfect photo, this time we find ourselves north of the border in Edinburgh.

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Picture in Time: Swansea and Mumbles 2

Whilst the other trams at the Middleton Railway which ended up being scrapped were sad, probably the biggest loss is the feature of this last of our trilogy of photos Swansea and Mumbles 2 – the last surviving complete Swansea … Continue reading

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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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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 724

This edition of “Whatever Happened To?” takes a look at the last of the 11 Balloons to run on the last weekend of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool – 724.

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Still Standing! Rochdale Corporation Tramways Offices

In this latest look at surviving first generation tramway structures we are in Rochdale.

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours to return for August Bank Holiday

Having stopped running in March following a Winter Gold event it has been announced that Blackpool’s heritage trams will be returning to the rails for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Running on all three days of the weekend things will, … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Manchester Metrolink 3062

It is time for some more exercise as we go out for another “Lockdown Walk” in Manchester.

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Picture in Time: Dublin Luas Citadis 301

We are again off across the Irish Sea to Dublin for another look into the archives of Luas.

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New Metro stop to be named Dudley Castle

It has been confirmed that a stop originally called Station Drive on plans for the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill West Midlands Metro extension is to be named Dudley Castle, after, well, we think its probably obvious after what!

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Trams&: Nottingham Express Transit 213 & class 153 DMU

Today we take another trip to Nottingham Express Transit to see a tram alongside a train once more.

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Around the World in Trams: Oslo 70+647

We take one final trip to Oslo for this edition of “Around the World in Trams” but instead of taking a look at one of the current everyday fleet its some museum cars in operation we see.

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Medieval graveyard excavation starts as part of Trams to Newhaven project

Archaeologists have started their excavations of human remains, some of which could date back as far as 1300, outside South Leith Parish Church as work on the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh continues to ramp up. Previous investigations have … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite: Seaton Tramway 10

We head down to Seaton for this latest edition of “So Nearly, Not Quite”.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 627 & Balloon 715

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are heading to Manchester Square in Blackpool where we see two trams passing during 2001.

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Trams in Video: Luas Red Line – 2007

In this edition of “Trams in Video” we find ourselves travelling to Dublin for some footage shot of Dublin’s Luas Red line during 2007. At this point the Red line ran between Connolly and Tallaght and was operated by Alstom … Continue reading

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