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This week on British Trams Online

The end of the 2017 operating season at Crich over the weekend of 4th and 5th November had added interest with Big Shunt 2 taking place to move trams around to ensure that Depot II was completely clear to allow the start of the big refurbishment of the depots over this winter. With many trams seeing the light of day for the first time in quite a while there were lots of photo opportunities and this week we bring you a gallery of photos from the weekend. Huge thanks to everyone who has allowed us to use their photos to cover this significant event.

This week also sees us take another trip to Manchester for a selection of images from late October. Starting off in South Manchester during the afternoon we then move on to the city centre for a few more images as day turns to night. Thanks to Steve Hyde for these photos.

Over the past week the news page has been busy once again with Midland Metro services affected by a burst water main but good news also coming with a date set for reopening through to Wolverhampton. Meanwhile in Edinburgh 276 has received some Christmas vinyls and we also report from Manchester on the latest progress at Crumpsall to allow trams to terminate when the Trafford Park line opens.

And if you think that there is nothing else to come in 2017, think again! Next weekend (25th/26th November) will see a Winter Gold event in Blackpool and then the man in red suit will be getting ready at various tramways across the UK!

Enjoy the update!

Gareth - 19th November 2017

Picture of the Week: Grimsby & Immingham 14

One of the highlights of Big Shunt 2 was the rare appearance out of the depots by Grimsby & Immingham 14. With its usual resting place at the back of road 4 needing to be cleared for the start of the depot refurbishment it was maneouvred by the Blackpool Electric Locomotive and is seen here as it is propelled back into the depot yard on 5th November 2017.
Photograph by Bob Hodges

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