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We have just the one Photo Gallery for you this week but its a larger than usual one as it features extensive photographic coverage of Tram Day at Crich.

It was another excellent event with the big highlight being the display of Bournemouth 85 on the Traverser before it is put on permanent display in the Great Exhibition Hall and it was displayed alongside other non-standard gauge trams whilst the afternoon saw a South Coast linepup with Southampton 45 joining in the fun. 85 of course features extensively in the collection but we also feature the trams in service and other trams displayed on the depot fan. We hope you enjoy the photos!

No sooner has one tram event happened then we turn our attention to the next one with the Anniversary Spectacular taking place in Blackpool on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September. An intensive tram service will feature with the Brush Cars taking centre stage including two loanee trams - 623 and 630 - and the launch into service of 621 following overhaul. And if those two days weren't enough for you then Friday 22nd September will see an afternoon of Brush Car action on a special bonus Cleveleys Flyer heritage service.

We hope, once again, to bring you "Live" coverage throughout the weekend in Blackpool and this will be on Facebook with images from the various sights of both heritage and service trams in action.

We are aiming to bring you full coverage from Blackpool in our next update which is scheduled to be on Sunday 1st October.

Until then please enjoy the update and don't forget to keep an eye on the news page for all the latest news from across the British Isles and Facebook for live updates.

Gareth - 20th September 2017

Picture of the Week: Bournemouth 85 & Southampton 45

One of the highlights of Tram Day at Crich on 16th September was the display of recent arrival Bournemouth 85 with the very first tram to become part of the Tramway Museum Society collection, Southampton 45. Of course they are both trams which ran in Hampshire during their original operating careers which gave the perfect South Coast theme for their line-up. Both trams are seen here in front of the depot.
Photograph by Gareth Prior

Upcoming Major Events

Friday 22nd September
Brush Cars to Cleveleys
Blackpool Tramway

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
September Spectacular
Blackpool Tramway

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September
Trolleybus Weekend
East Anglia Transport Museum

Sunday 24th September
Driver's Eye Experience
Seaton Tramway

Sunday 1st October
Wirral Bus and Tram Show
Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October
Power from the Past
Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

Visit the Events Diary for details of all events announced for 2017.

This page was last updated on Wednesday 20th September 2017

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