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It's another traditional tram week with this update as we have photos from two more heritage tramways in the UK earlier this month.

Our first stop is at the Heaton Park Tramway where we have a few images from the 7th July Tramtastic event. This featured not only the operational trams (including the return to action at Heaton Park of Manchester 765) but also those trams either being overhauled or stored providing a great spectacle for those visiting.

Next up we head south to the East Midlands at the Crich Tramway Village. Images here come from two separate visits within a few days of each other, starting off on Saturday 13th July when two trams were in service. Its then a Horse Tram Day on Monday 15th July with Joseph in charge of Sheffield 15 and warm sunny weather bringing out a couple of open trams plus Blackpool 762.

The past week has also seen the release into service of a second all blue tram on the West Midlands Metro with 17 following 31 into this livery - almost a year to the day! Other news this week has included Manchester Metrolink being revealed to be the fifth best tram system in the world (according to a new study anyway!) whilst the Sheffield City Region have unveiled plans for rail travel in the area including the possible development of more tram-train routes. You can read more on not only those stories but also all the other news from across the British Isles on our News & Features page.

Next weekend will be another week off for the main site so the next full update will now be Sunday 4th August. But the News & Features page will continue to be updated daily throughout this period.

Enjoy this week's update!

Gareth - 20th July 2019



Picture of the Week: Sheffield 15

Monday 15th July 2019 saw the latest Horse Tram Day at the Crich Tramway Village which led to the familiar sight of Joseph visiting to be able to haul Sheffield 15 between Stephenson Place and the depot crossover. In this view we see Joseph plus Sheffield 15 at Stephenson Place just arriving with a terminating service.
Photograph by Gareth Prior



















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