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There are two sets of photos added this week - both taken during September 2021.

We start off with a collection of images showing the Birmingham Eastside extension of the West Midlands Metro. With Ken Jones taking a walk along the length of the route from the new delta junction at Bull Street/Corporation Street in the city centre all the way through to Digbeth and Deritend. This collection is intended to provide a good comparison to what it will eventually become when it finally opens to the public in the future.

After that our second collection is all about the trams as we head northeast to Beamish. Taken over a two day period we see four of the operational trams at the Beamish across the museum site with many of the images taken during a David Williams organised Photo Charter.

* All new photo collections added to the site in 2021 can be found on the Photo Gallery Index.

Fleet Lists
There are updates to the Beamish (photo links), Blackpool Tramway (photo links), Crich Tramway Village (photo links) and Manchester Metrolink (new tram arrived) Fleet Lists this week.

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

In the News
One of the highlights of the past week has been images from Crich showing Newcastle 102 under test as it starts to come to a point when it will be commissioned for service once more. Elsewhere we have featured images from Southampton as the Southampton Tram Group threw up the doors at their new home, the Solent Sky Museum, for the first time since they moved in August 2020. Up in Manchester we have seen the planned strike action on Metrolink cancelled after agreement was reached for a new pay deal and as usual we have had more construction images with both Birmingham City Centre and the Trams to Newhaven project featuring. And there is much, much more too!

* To see all the latest news and our regular photo series visit the regularly updated News & Features page.

Please note the next main site update of British Trams Online will be on Sunday 31st October 2021.

Please enjoy the update!

Gareth - 17th October 2021

Picture of the Week: Sheffield 264 & Sunderland 16

Since trams returned to service at Beamish during early September it has been a case of one tram only out on the tracks at any one time so images such as this haven't been possible. But with a Photo Charter taking place on 16th and 17th September 2021 there was the opportunity to see trams passing once more and in this image - from 17th September - we see Sheffield 264 and Sunderland 16 just on the outskirts of the Town.
Photograph by David Mee

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