Monthly Archives: February 2021

In Pictures: Trams return to service in Blackpool

After eight days with no trams as a result of the essential trackworks taking place, a service resumed on the Blackpool Tramway on Monday 22nd February. Currently planned to be running until the end of Saturday 27th February, trams are … Continue reading

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Trams &: Blackpool 40, 167 & bus

In this edition of “Trams &” we are at the Crich Tramway Village but the photo has a distinctly Blackpool feel as there are two trams and a bus which all originate from the Fylde Coast.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad bogies

We conclude our look at Works vehicles in Blackpool during the 1970s today but this time we’re not looking at a complete tram or any other vehicle but some old Fleetwood Tramroad bogies which were being used to transport some … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Crich Tramway Village – 50 years of operation

In this edition of “Trams in Video” we once again find ourselves the Crich Tramway Village with a celebration of 50 years of operation. Including footage of both Sheffield 15 in service with Joseph the horse providing the power we … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Update from Leith Walk

The major construction project to extend Edinburgh Trams from the current city centre terminus at York Place along Leith Walk and then on to Newhaven has been continuing in recent weeks. As with most projects of this type much work … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 101

Another outing during Lockdown for this latest edition of “Lockdown Walks” and we are again heading out in Sheffield.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 21st February 2021

This week we go back to 2006 for a selection of images taken on Nottingham Express Transit, which at the time had been running for a little over two years. With the trams running in their original fleet livery (plus … Continue reading

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In Picture: Tamper at work in Blackpool

It may be the weekend but that doesn’t mean it’s a day off for the workers involved in the trackwork in Blackpool – far from it as the tamper was out once again being used on both the northbound track … Continue reading

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Around the World in Trams: Den Haag 5017

Today we have another look at the trams in Den Haag,

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Progress made on restorations in the north west

Although we remain under Covid restrictions there is still some good progress to be reported on two tram restorations in the north west – one in Blackpool and the other in Birkenhead. Those trams are Blackpool Railcoach 279 and Warrington … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 261

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we are again heading north of the border to the only new tramway in Scotland.

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Very Light Rail test track complete

The test track for the Very Light Rail project in Dudley has been completed in a major milestone for the programme, with the first of Coventry VLR prototype vehicles due to be tested later in 2021. The test track is … Continue reading

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Full length Douglas Bay Horse thrown into doubt again

If this article was in a tabloid newspaper the word again in the headline would probably in capitals as it’s a story which keeps coming around time after time – it appears that the future of the full length Douglas … Continue reading

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Smartphone app launched to showcase rebuild of Gosforth Depot

VolkerFitzpatrick – who have been contracted by Stadler to rebuild the Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth – have developed a new smartphone app which will be able to keep the local community up-to-date with the £70 million project. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool 31

The location for this edition of “Picture in Time” is Beamish again.

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Metrolink disruption after derailment at Deansgte-Castlefield

Services throughout the Manchester Metrolink network were disrupted on Thursday 18th February after a minor derailment at Deansgate-Castlefield. Double unit 3019 and 3059 were the trams involved in the incident which saw the rear bogies of 3019 leaving the tracks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Blackpool

In this latest look at the ongoing trackworks in Blackpool we feature some more track welding taking place at Gynn Square as well as taking a look at another piece of equipment which is being used during the works. Tony … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Pleasure Beach

The first of the main stops on the Blackpool Tramway after departure from Starr Gate heading north is that at Pleasure Beach which always sees plenty of people getting on and off (except during a major global pandemic of course!).

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In Pictures: Blackpool engineering works continue

The two week programme of engineering works on the Blackpool Tramway has been continuing over the last couple of days and in this pictorial update we see some of the work being undertaken on the section north of Cabin up … Continue reading

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Tram Pub Signs: The Tramway, Gorleston and Tramway Hotel, Pakefield

In this article we feature another two pubs with tramway themed signs, both of which can be found in East Anglia. We’ve banded these two together because they actually use the same image of a tram – a tram that … Continue reading

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