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There are two Photo Galleries this week, the first of which is again from the United States of America. Photos come from the Connecticut Trolley Museum (who knows how many different spellings of Connecticut there are!) as we take a journey along the operating line before we feature many of the other vehicles in the extensive collection.

The second helping this week comes from Nottingham Express Transit where we see the trams in service at the start of November - just before England started its second lockdown.

* All new photo collections added to the site in 2020 can be found on the Photo Gallery Index.

Fleet Lists
There are photo link updates to the Blackpool Tramway and Nottingham Express Transit Fleet List this week.

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

In the News
With the announcement of the new "tiers" for England as from the start of December both the Seaton Tramway and East Anglia Transport Museum have announced their intention to operate services during December - including after dark running. But its not quite so good news from Blackpool as with the town in tier 3 it has been decided not to resume Illumination Tours for the remainder of the lights. Also from Blackpool this week we take another look at the demolition of Wilko's whilst in Edinburgh there has been confirmation of the approval of the revised Final Business Case for the Trams to Newhaven extension. And there's been plenty more going on too!

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

Tram of the Year 2020
Don't forget you still have another week to get your nominations in for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2020 contest! We are looking for nominations for "Tram (Traditional) of the Year", "Tram (Modern) of the Year", "Tramway of the Year" and "Event of the Year" - let us know your favourites for each category and a shortlist will then be drawn up. Nominations are open to Saturday 5th December 2020 and voting will begin on Sunday 6th December 2020 (the first Sunday of December). Find out more about Tram of the Year on our dedicated page.

It's nearly December
It may not necessarily seem like it but December is nearly upon us and we all know what that means - lots more additions to British Trams Online! We will again have two "Advent Calendars" for you - one featuring modern trams and the other tradtional trams. Obviously, with 2020 being a little different there will also be a difference to the Advent Calendars as they won;t necessarily be featuring photos from 2020 because of all the disruption we have seen. And if that's not enough we will also be including more photographic series on the News & Features page throughout December as part of our birthday celebration month (British Trams Online turns 18 on 1st December!). When I started two new series last December - "15 Years Apart" and "They Ran in 2019" - I thought they will be good to return for years to come but the world had different ideas so what series will be added from 1st December? Wait and see! We aim to have two extra articles a day throughout December!

As always please enjoy this latest update! We will be back soon with more for you.

Gareth - 29th November 2020

Picture of the Week: Nottingham Express Transit Citadis

Taken on 4th November 2020 this photo is of an unidentified Nottingham Express Transit Citadis tram as it crosses Wilford Bridge on its way to Phoenix Park from Clifton South. The river it crosses is of course the Trent.
Photograph by Peter Smith

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