Monthly Archives: July 2020

Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 723

The next tram to feature in this series featuring vehicles which carried passengers over the final weekend of traditional tram operation in Blackpool is Balloon 723.

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LEGO trams based on Crich collection added to LEGO Ideas website

If like your writer you are amazed and what people can create with a little bit of LEGO then you will be interested in this next story as a supporter of the Crich Tramway Village has recently created four incredibly … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Metrolink T68s stored at Long Marston

Many readers of this website will probably remember that at the time that Manchester Metrolink’s original T68 trams were moved en masse away from Trafford Depot not all of them ended up heading to Rotherham and a date with the … Continue reading

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Supertram rail replacement area 3 details announced as normal frequencies reintroduced

The next stage of rail replacement works on Stagecoach Supertram will get underway from Saturday 25th July with the work due to take place between Gleadless Townend and Spring Lane. This will see no trams running between Sheffield Station and … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Oslo 151 & 164

This latest edition of “Around the World in Trams” sees is in Oslo once again.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 252

It was the very first new tram to arrive in Edinburgh – in 2010, some ten years ago now! – Edinburgh Trams 252 and it is the subject of our latest “Lockdown Walk”.

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Schoolchildren artwork on display at new Metro depot

New artwork designed by year 6 pupils at Percy Main Primary School has been put on display at the new Tyne and Wear Metro depot in Howdon as part of a safety campaign. The artwork has been put on a … Continue reading

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MER to return!

It has been announced that the Manx Electric Railway (along with the Isle of Man Steam Railway) will return to service later this month having not been running since March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The MER will … Continue reading

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Trams &: East Anglia Transport Museum & Bristol MW5G bus

It’s a bus which is getting almost as much air time on British Trams Online as some trams at the moment but Keith Chadbourne’s Bristol MW5G bus features again, this time on a visit to the East Anglia Transport Museum.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Just to keep you all on your toes its an early main site update this week with a couple of Photo Galleries added:

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Picture in Time: Leeds 160

We continue our look at trams which found their way to the Middleton Railway in Leeds this week with a photo of Leeds 160 this week.

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In Pictures: Old tram track rediscovered in Colindale

Over the years we’ve often featured rediscovered tram track underneath the road surface, exactly as it was when the tramways were abandoned and the concrete had just been put on top. But in some locations the track was removed and … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Railgrinder 2

We have a historic feel to this edition of “So Nearly, Not Quite!” as we are heading back to 1969.

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Still Standing! Old overhead tram pole, Edinburgh

In this edition of “Still Standing” we are again to heading to Edinburgh, this time the feature of the article is an old tram overhead pole.

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In Pictures: Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange construction work

As part of the continued move towards fully integrated transport in Greater Manchester a new transport interchange is being constructed next to the Metrolink Ashton-under-Lyne terminus to allow seamless change between bus and tram. Although the project has been delayed … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 720

We’re still taking a look at the trams which ran in Blackpool over the weekend of 5th and 6th November 2011 – which was, of course, the final weekend of the traditional tramway. This time around we take a look … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Dublin Luas 3025

Another view from Dublin for today’s “Picture in Time”.

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In Pictures: Railcoach 279 restoration continues

The thing with all these Covid-19 restrictions is that it makes you yearn for a time when normality can return which is something to look forward to in itself but when you couple this with the anticipation of the conclusion … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Nottingham Express Transit 236

We have another new location for this edition of “Lockdown Walks” as we take a look at Nottingham Express Transit.

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Around the World in Trams: Oslo 122

Its back to Oslo again for another image taken during 2016.

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