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Back into the archives this week as our latest "20 Photos of..." features images from Stagecoach Supertram to mark the end of 27 years of operation of the system by Stagecoach. Mainly featuring photos of the older white Stagecoach livery we also see shots of some of the advertising liveries seen 10+ years ago.

* All new photo collections added to the site in 2024 can be found on the Photo Gallery Index.

Fleet Lists
There are updates this week to the Blackpool Tramway (last operating dates and photo links), Crich Tramway Village (last operating dates), Edinburgh Trams (photo links), Long Marston (confirmation of scrapped tram), Manchester Metrolink (new advert and photo links), Manx Electric Railway (repaint and last operating dates), Seaton Tramway (last operating dates), Volk's Electric Railway (last operating dates) and West Midlands Metro (tram movements and photo links) Fleet Lists as well as the Blackpool Tramway (photo links) and Manchester Metrolink (new advert and photo links) Advert Lists and the Manchester Metrolin T68 list.

* All our Fleet Lists can be found through the Fleet Lists Index.

In the News
If its not more advertising liveries then its trams being moved by road! And that is precisely what has dominated this week again. We've had photos of new adverts in both Blackpool and Manchester whilst for the West Midlands Metro its been a case of one out and one in at Wednesbury Depot with 26 off to Worksop and 34 heading in the opposite direction. We've also taken a look at the start of operating seasons for heritage tramways at Blackpool and Crich as well as on the Isle of Man with both the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and Snaefell Mountain Railway now running for 2024. There has been more photos from trackworks on the West Midlands Metro plus warnings of work to come in Manchester and on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

* For all the latest News and our regular photo series head to the News & Features page.

As always we hope you find something to like on this week's update!

Gareth - 7th April 2024

Picture of the Week: West Midlands Metro 44

The National Trust have recently taken out adverts on two tramways in the UK as part of their Blossom Watch campaign. With Manchester Metrolink also seeing one of their trams in a very similar advert, West Midlands Metro just led to the way when 44 received the bright vinyls during March. On 31st March 2024 the tram is at Pipers Row on the Wolverhampton Railway Station extension with a service heading to the Station.
Photograph by Simon Edwards

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