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  • August | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    be further engineering works on Manchester Metrolink all day on Sunday 9th September affecting the South Manchester line between Trafford Bar and St Werburgh s Road No trams will run throughout the day with a replacement bus running instead Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Sheffield 510 enters Crich workshop Posted on Monday 27 August 2012 by Andrew Waddington As part of a major shunting operation at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 25th August Sheffield 510 was moved from the rear of the running sheds to the workshop There the tram is to receive a major overhaul thanks to Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Tram crewing crisis at Crich Posted on Monday 27 August 2012 by Andrew Waddington Despite some very positive developments at Crich Tramway Village during 2012 an ongoing shortage of volunteer tram crews has been a serious cause for concern this summer There have been claims for the last few years that volunteer numbers have Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 18 Comments Glasgow 1115 emerges from Crich exhibition Posted on Sunday 26 August 2012 by Andrew Waddington One of the most elusive trams in the national collection at Crich Tramway Village made an extremely rare appearance outside on Saturday 25th August as preparations for the upcoming Glasgow event on 15th 16th September The tram concerned was Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Blackpool 626 takes forward and backward steps Posted on Sunday 26 August 2012 by Andrew Waddington The seemingly never ending wait for Blackpool Brush Railcoach 626 to enter service in its new home at the Birkenhead heritage tramway is continuing with one promising sign that the launch of the tram could be imminent being followed by another Continue reading Posted in Birkenhead Heritage Tramway 1 Comment The only way is up for Beamish Posted on Saturday 25 August 2012 by Andrew Waddington Beamish the Living Museum of the North is well known for being extremely proactive and thanks to a highly succesful couple of years the rate of expansion looks set to increase further as the Museum has announced to the local Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway 1 Comment All change for Blackpool illumination tours Posted on Saturday 25 August 2012 by Andrew Waddington Next week the Blackpool illuminations will switch on for another season and the start of the first with the tram service mainly operated by modern LRV units 2012 also marks the start of a new era for the illumination tours Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 2 Comments Edinburgh horse tram unveiled Posted on Friday 24 August 2012 by Andrew Waddington As work continues on creating a modern light rail tram system in Edinburgh less publicised work to restore the oldest surviving tramcar from the Scottish capital city has recently been completed Edinburgh 23 was discovered in use as a garden Continue reading Posted in General Comments Off Blackpool Brush car 627 released from prison Posted on Thursday 23 August 2012

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  • July | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    days a week but they are not the only tramway to have commenced a midweek vintage tram service for the peak summer period In an unexpected Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off Heaton Park Tramway points towards the future Posted on Thursday 26 July 2012 by Andrew Waddington A small but significant event occured at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester on Tuesday 24th July 2012 when a refurbished set of points were laid at the new Lakeside terminus and connected up to the existing stub track Eventually these Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off Flexities steal heritage tram crews Posted on Thursday 26 July 2012 by Andrew Waddington So far 2012 has seen a highly succesful mix of core service vehicles and traditional heritage tram tours operating together on the Blackpool tramway Despite many critics voicing concerns that mixing new and old rolling stock in this way would Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Tram returns to Immingham after 51 years away Posted on Monday 23 July 2012 by Andrew Waddington The much hyped loan of Grimsby Immingham 14 from the National Tramway Museum at Crich to Immingham took place over the weekend of 21st 22nd July This historic occasion saw the tram return to Immingham for the first time since the Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Child dies at Beamish Museum Posted on Monday 23 July 2012 by Andrew Waddington As many readers of this website will be aware a tragic accident occured at Beamish Museum on Sunday 22nd July when a seven year old child died after reportedly falling from a steam road roller The young boy suffered severe head Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Comments Off Crich Tramway Village summer update Posted on Monday 23 July 2012 by Andrew Waddington As always there is plenty going on at the Crich Tramway Village with various developments taking place in various departments as the Museum has been preparing for the peak summer season With revenue from visitors currently short of expectations the Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Daily dose of heritage in Blackpool Posted on Monday 23 July 2012 by Andrew Waddington Monday 23rd July saw the eagerly anticipated commencement of a daily heritage tram service in Blackpool Apart from Bank Holidays this marked the first time since last autumn that the general public had been able to ride on a traditional Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Beamish 196 nears completion Posted on Sunday 22 July 2012 by Andrew Waddington Pleasing news to report from the Beamish Museum Tramway concerns the former Oporto tramcar now generally referred to as Beamish 196 which has been undergoing an extensive overhaul for several months now Following completion of work on its truck and Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway 1 Comment Birkenhead s Brush car moves to Taylor Street Posted on Saturday 21 July 2012 by Andrew Waddington Blackpool Brush Railcoach

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  • June | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    arrived in Blackpool and was unloaded at Starr Gate This is of course the last of the new Flexity2 class to be delivered thus completing the prolonged programme Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment Illuminated trams light up Totally Transport Posted on Monday 25 June 2012 by Andrew Waddington The annual Totally Transport festival took place on Blackpools New South Promenade on Sunday 24th June and for the first time since 2009 a full tram service ran through the event Blackpool Transport s heritage tram tours received a welcome boost Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Lancastrian Transport Trust Comments Off Standard 147 carries Olympic flame Posted on Friday 22 June 2012 by Andrew Waddington Blackpool Standard 147 became the first tram in mainland Britain to carry to Olympic flame when it was used for the iconic object s visit to the Fylde Coast as it travels across the country ahead of the summer s Olympic Games Unfortunately Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off TLC for Sheffield 513 Posted on Thursday 21 June 2012 by Andrew Waddington Since transferring to the East Anglia Transport Museum over a year ago Sheffield Roberts car 513 has rarely made the news on British Trams Online but the latest newsletter distributed to members of this organisation enables us to provide an Continue reading Posted in East Anglia Transport Museum Comments Off More disruption at Blackpool on June 22nd Posted on Thursday 21 June 2012 by Andrew Waddington It is extremely disapointing to report that the Blackpool tramway is set to be subjected to major disruption for the second time in less than a week on Friday 22nd June On this day the famous Olympic torch reaches the Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment Balloon 717 runs to Fleetwood Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2012 by Andrew Waddington Since the Blackpool tramway re opened in April as modern light rail system journeys by heritage trams to Fleetwood Ferry have been extremely rare The only double deck tram to have run to the northern terminus with passengers thus far in 2012 has Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment Leeds horse tram prepared for painting Posted on Monday 18 June 2012 by Andrew Waddington The ongoing project to restore Leeds horse tram 107 has not been featured on British Trams Online for several months but it s now time to change that with an update on recent progress A lot of recent work on this Continue reading Posted in Leeds Transport Historical Society Comments Off Big purple tram promotes Big Blue Hotel Posted on Monday 18 June 2012 by Andrew Waddington Yet another of Blackpool s brand new Flexity2 trams has received side panel advertisements Following on from the earlier designs for Redrow Homes on one side only of car 011 and the Pleasure Beach Ice Arena on 007 comes the latest Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Metrolink services to Oldham start Posted on Saturday 16

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  • May | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    by the Court with the applicant even being given 2 000 costs for Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off R I P Richard Lomas Posted on Saturday 26 May 2012 by Andrew Waddington Richard Lomas one of the longest serving active members of the Tramway Museum Society has sadly died Richard passed away peacefully following a fairly long illness in the early hours of Friday 25th May He had spent a lengthy spell in hospital Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village People 5 Comments Trams celebrate Queen Elizabeth s Diamond Jubilee Posted on Saturday 26 May 2012 by Andrew Waddington Many people across Great Britain are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in early June with the late spring Bank Holiday extended by one day to give many workers a four day weekend Britain s tramways have not been left Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off Boat car sails to Glory Mine Posted on Friday 25 May 2012 by Andrew Waddington Another major milestone in the restoration of Blackpool Boat car 236 for operation at Crich Tramway Village home of Britain s National Tramway Museum took place on Wednesday 23rd May when the tram ran all the way to Glory Mine on Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 3 Comments Flexity versus motor car Round 1 Posted on Friday 25 May 2012 by Andrew Waddington There have been a whole host of noteworthy firsts involving Blackpool s brand new Flexity2 trams in the past few weeks but an unwanted first occured on Tuesday 22nd May For the first time a member of the class was involved Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment New blood for Fylde Tramway Society Posted on Friday 25 May 2012 by Andrew Waddington At a time of major change for the Blackpool tramway it seems highly appropriate that the Fylde Tramway Society which was formed to support the retention of the system back in 1971 when its future looked increasinly bleak is also Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Heaton Park Tramway People Comments Off Blackpool trams to star at Crich seaside event Posted on Monday 21 May 2012 by Andrew Waddington More details are now available regarding the planned launch into passenger service of newly restored Blackpool Boat car 236 at the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 3rd June as part of the Beside the Seaside event being held over the Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village 1 Comment Blackpool Balloon set for open top restoration Posted on Sunday 20 May 2012 by Andrew Waddington What could potentially be one of the most exciting projects involving a recently preserved Blackpool tram has been announced as part of a collaboration between the Manchester Transport Museum Society and the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust It has been Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway North Eastern Electrical Transport Trust 8 Comments Access Tram restored to service Posted on

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  • April | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    runners taking part in the Greater Manchester Marathon will be able to travel on Metrolink for free The race takes place Continue reading Posted in Manchester Metrolink Comments Off Birkenhead 20 returns home Posted on Thursday 26 April 2012 by Andrew Waddington Following a highly succesful three week stay at Beamish the Living Museum of the North Birkenhead 20 returned home to the Wirral heritage tramway on Wednesday 25th April The tram had arrived at Beamish on March 30th to participate in the Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Birkenhead Heritage Tramway Comments Off Luff s legacy lives on at Beamish Posted on Tuesday 24 April 2012 by Andrew Waddington Following its public debut at the Great North Steam Fair event Blackpool Boat 233 was formally launched into service at Beamish Museum by its owners the Lancastrian Transport Trust at a brief ceremony on Sunday 22nd April Unfortunately despite our Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Lancastrian Transport Trust Comments Off Brush car 630 launch event confirmed Posted on Monday 23 April 2012 by Andrew Waddington It is pleasing to announce that Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 is set to be launched into passenger service at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 12th May The tram last ran at Blackpool in late October 2011 and was then withdrawn Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Positive news for two Blackpool Boat cars Posted on Monday 23 April 2012 by Andrew Waddington The eagerly anticipated move of Blackpool Boat 236 607 to Crich Tramway Village took place as expected on Monday 23rd April making it the second Boat car to leave Blackpool this year Meanwhile one of its sisters is being prepared for a Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Crich Tramway Village Comments Off The Balloons are back Posted on Sunday 22 April 2012 by Andrew Waddington So far the 2012 season in Blackpool has been dominated by the new Flexity2 trams and much older cars such as Bolton 66 and Standard 147 however a growing number of the retained Balloon cars have also been in service Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off Boat 236 prepares to set sail Posted on Sunday 22 April 2012 by Andrew Waddington The restoration of Blackpool Boat car 236 ex 607 is now virtually complete and the tram is currently being prepared to leave Blackpool for a new home at Crich Tramway Village on Monday 23rd April Following some succesful test runs on Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Another milestone in NET Phase Two works Posted on Sunday 22 April 2012 by Gareth Prior Work has begun on constructing a new bridge over Nottingham railway station which will carry Phase Two of Nottingham Express Transit to Clifton via Wilford and Chilwell via Beeston The first stage of work which will see a pier Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Edinburgh Council claim trams could be running early Posted on Sunday 22 April 2012

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  • March | 2012 | British Trams Online News
    Comments Off Family Group ticket available for Easter travel on NET Posted on Saturday 31 March 2012 by Gareth Prior In the same week that NET have revealed fare rises they have also announced that the Family Group ticket originally offered during the February half term will be available between 31st March and 15th April This ticket allows Continue reading Posted in Nottingham Express Transit Comments Off Ghost trams sighted in Blackpool Posted on Friday 30 March 2012 by Andrew Waddington Following countless delays the much hyped ghost running of Blackpool s new Flexity2 trams finally got underway on Friday 30th March albeit not quite as expected Prior to this day only two of the new trams had even run to Fleetwood Ferry Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway 1 Comment Birkenhead 20 arrives at Beamish Posted on Friday 30 March 2012 by Andrew Waddington Beamish the Living Museum of the North welcomed its latest visiting tramcar on Friday 30th March when Birkenhead 20 arrived in the North East The tram which normally runs at Birkenhead has been loaned to the Museum by its owners Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Birkenhead Heritage Tramway Comments Off Railcoach restoration restarts Posted on Wednesday 28 March 2012 by Andrew Waddington This week is shaping up to be an exciting one for British tramway preservation and the Lancastrian Transport Trust are playing a key part in this The Trust have announced that work has now restarted on the reconstruction of English Electric Railcoach Continue reading Posted in Lancastrian Transport Trust Comments Off Spring news from Heaton Park Posted on Wednesday 28 March 2012 by Andrew Waddington Spring 2012 has turned out to be quite eventful for Manchester s Heaton Park Tramway with a special event day held on Sunday 25th March to celebrate the tramway s 32nd anniversary The next day however was even more significant as a Continue reading Posted in Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off Trams finally return to Fleetwood Posted on Tuesday 27 March 2012 by Andrew Waddington It s been a long wait a very very long wait in fact but trams are finally up and running through the streets of Fleetwood for the first time since 2009 The Blackpool tramway upgrade has caused particularly noticeable Continue reading Posted in Blackpool Tramway Comments Off London 159 also comes alive Posted on Tuesday 27 March 2012 by Andrew Waddington The last week of March 2012 is turning out to be good one for Britain s preserved trams Mere hours after Blackpool Boat car 233 performed its first test run at Beamish Museum it was the turn of London United 159 Continue reading Posted in Crich Tramway Village Comments Off Boat 605 comes alive Posted on Monday 26 March 2012 by Andrew Waddington A major milestone in the transformation of Blackpool Boat 605 to be known in future by its original fleet number 233 occured on Monday 26th March when the tram made its first test run around the Beamish museum

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  • Amman Valley Railway Society | British Trams Online News
    is correct to the best of our knowledge If you notice any errors please let us know either by leaving a comment or by email Opinions expressed on these pages are those of writer s and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of British Trams Online or any organisations we are associated with If posting comments to any news articles please read these guidelines which will help us to keep a harmonious community April 2016 M T W T F S S Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Recent Posts This week on British Trams Online Rush Hour on the Railway 25th 28th March Midland Metro set to reach New Street from 22nd May In Pictures 3113 enters service L CBER replica no 7 back out on the road Recent Comments Kevin Critchfield on Midland Metro set to reach New Street from 22nd May mike stone on Midland Metro set to reach New Street from 22nd May Paul on Midland Metro set to reach New Street from 22nd May David Butterworth on TfGM warn motorists over yellow box junctions chris on Cyclists in Sheffield demand changes after injuries caused by tram tracks Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012

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  • Beamish Tramway | British Trams Online News
    withdrawn from service for a much delayed overhaul This will see the tram restored to its more Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway 9 Comments More milestones for Sheffield 264 at Beamish Posted on Monday 14 December 2015 by Andrew Waddington After making its first tentative moves under power for several years the near complete Sheffield 264 has now begun an intensive programme of test running at Beamish Museum The tram has been undergoing a major overhaul for the past few years Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Comments Off Sheffield 264 is back on track Posted on Saturday 12 December 2015 by Andrew Waddington Another milestone in the major overhaul of the Preston tramcar Sheffield 264 at Beamish Museum has now occurred with the tram making its first tentative moves under power since restoration work began on 10th December However an even greater moment Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway 4 Comments Santa Claus is coming to the tramways Posted on Thursday 10 December 2015 by Andrew Waddington As is the norm for this time of year Father Christmas has been very busy not only preparing presents for the big day itself but also meeting youngsters at various tramways across the UK As well as the previously advertised Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Blackpool Tramway East Anglia Transport Museum Heaton Park Tramway Comments Off Sheffield 264 progress update Posted on Wednesday 2 December 2015 by Andrew Waddington It has been a little while since we provided an update on the major overhaul of Sheffield 264 at Beamish Museum with our last update on the project concerning the reunion of top and bottom decks Since this milestone achievement Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Comments Off Dare we mention 2016 Posted on Sunday 15 November 2015 by Gareth Prior We may only just have reached the end of one operating season but already thoughts are being turned towards 2016 with several heritage tramways having announced their first special events of the year So if you want to start making Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Crich Tramway Village Douglas Horse Tramway Manx Electric Railway Seaton Tramway 1 Comment 114 s birthday goes with a bang Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015 by Andrew Waddington Beamish Museum s final enhanced transport weekend event held on 7th 8th November saw a number of activities taking place around the vast museum site with the resident fleet of trams and buses taking centre stage The star of the Continue reading Posted in Beamish Tramway Comments Off This week on British Trams Online Posted on Sunday 8 November 2015 by Gareth Prior We have four Photo Galleries plus a host of updates to the Fleet Lists for you in this weeks update Posted in Beamish Tramway Manchester Metrolink Midland Metro Nottingham Express Transit Site News Comments Off A ticket to drive Newcastle 114 Posted on Monday 2 November 2015 by Andrew Waddington The final weekend of enhanced transport activity at Beamish Museum during 2015

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