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This week we head to mainland Europe and feature a collection of photos taken in Ghent. May 2024 saw the tramway celebrate 150 years since the first horse car ran in the Belgian city and included in the events was a special cavalcade including horse, steam, electric and diesel trams. Thanks to Stuart Cooke for these photos.

* 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 (location changes), Crich Tramway Village (photo links), Edinburgh Trams (new adverts), Manchester Metrolink (new advert and adverts removed), and West Midlands Metro (new advert and photo links) Fleet Lists along with the Edinburgh Trams (new adverts), Manchester Metrolink (new adverts and adverts removed) and West Midlands Metro (new advert) Advert Lists.

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

In the News
A lot of the news we've reported on this week has been about the future with Manchester giving details of their ambitious plans for continued expansion, including both normal Metrolink extensions and the potential for tram-train, whilst over the Pennines in West Yorkshire we have the first details of the planned routes for the rapid transit system previously promised. Elsewhere this week KFC are now advertising on the West Midlands Metro with an identical advert to that previously seen in Manchester. There have been photos from Crich, West Midlands Metro and of new points at the East Anglia Transport Museum. And in the really important news Supertram Man finds a new home at Crich!

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

Please enjoy the update!

Gareth - 20th July 2024

Picture of the Week: Snaefell Mountain Railway 1

Go up Snaefell using the Mountain Railway and you will be treated to stunning views (or if the weather doesn't play ball you may struggle to see your hand in front of you!) across the Isle of Man and if you're lucky the seven kingdoms. From the Summit you can also see the Snaefell Mountain Railway as its way up and down the mounatain and this stunning photo shows 1 (back in standard fleet livery) doing just that on 25th April 2024.
Photograph by David Mee

Upcoming Major Events

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