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This week on British Trams Online

The countdown to Christmas may be continuing but that doesn't mean we are slowing down here at British Trams Online - far from it! We bring you another two Photo Galleries alongside all of our usual updates. First up is a collection of images from Blackpool. Taken on the last Saturday of the 2018 illuminations we mainly feature Balloon Cars 700 and 717 which were on a private hire for UK Railtours passengers who had travelled from London to Blackpool with this as an added bonus.

The second collection comes from Manchester Metrolink and features images taken on the Oldham and Rochdale Town Centre sections.

Also this week we have all the latest news with Blackpool having a busy week with Coronation 304 out on test along with an update from the workshops whilst on West Midlands Metro we saw the sixth battery tram enter service - 35 - and the seventh isn't far behind with 37 now receiving the work. And there has been so much more happening too!

And don't forget that voting remains open for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2018 - you can place your vote (as well as seeing the full shortlists) here. Voting remains open until Saturday 12th January 2019.

And finally, our two Advent Calendars are still going strong! One features Traditional Trams and the other includes Modern Trams.

Please enjoy this week's offering and we will be back with one further main site update in 2018 next week.

Gareth - 16th December 2018

Picture of the Week: Blackpool & Fleetwood Rack 2

It may only have run on one day in 2018 but the third of the nominees for Tram (Traditional) of the Year is Blackpool & Fleetwood Rack 2. With 2018 marking the 120th anniversary of the Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad - as well as the same anniversary for the original tramcars - 2 was the star of the show during Simply Trams at Crich on 1st September 2018 which is when we see the tram. It has just come through the Bowes Lyon Bridge on its last public trip of the day heading to Glory Mine and back.
Photograph by Gareth Prior

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