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There is only one new Photo Gallery this week but its a bumper one with over 100 photos!

Those photos come from the Crich Tranway Village Tram Day which took place on Saturday 18th September. With 14 passenger trams in service, a couple of Works Car running, trams on test and photo line-ups it was another excellent event. The photoset includes most of what happened including line-ups of Newcastle 102, London County Council 1 and London Passenger Transport Board 1622 as well as Blackpool 630, Blackpool 298 and 298's underframe as well as trams out on the mainline and around the depots.

* All new photo collections added to the site in 2021 can be found on the Photo Gallery Index.

Fleet Lists
This week we have updates to the Beamish (photo links), Crich Tramway Village (photo links and tram status), and Stagecoach Supertram (photo links) Fleet Lists

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

In the News
Over the past seven days of so there has been plenty of news once again with the Heaton Park Tramway welcoming new additions to their collection with the minature Wootton Tramway making the long journey from the Isle of Wight in early September. Staying in Manchester and on Metrolink we have seen news that the proposed strikes have been suspended after a fresh pay offer was made following negotiations between the two parties. Both Leeds 180 and Blackpool's Western Train have returned to service at Crich and Blackpool and we have also had photo updates from construction works in Manchester and the West Midlands amongst plenty of other news.

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

Once again there should be "almost as it happens" coverage on our Facebook page over the next few days - including from Blackpool during the Anniversary Weekend. So if you like that sort of thing why not head on over to that there Facebook page to see what;s going on!

* We'll be back to Sunday updates again for the next update with it due on Sunday 3rd October 2021

Please enjoy this week's update and British Trams Online will continue with more updates from across the British Isles very soon (and don't forget the News & Features page should be updated every day regardless of when these main site updates are uploaded.

Gareth - 22nd September 2021

Picture of the Week: Newcastle 102 & London County Council 1

One of the highlights of Tram Day at the Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 18th September 2021 was the chance to see progress on the ongoing work on trams in the Workshop. This included Newcastle 102 and London County Council 1 which were hauled out of the Workshop to be posed for photos (along with London Passenger Transport Board 1622. In this photo we see 102 already in place as the Blackpool Electric Locomotive pulls 1 from the Workshop as it is moved into place.
Photograph by Gareth Prior

Upcoming Major Events

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021 @ Beamish, Living Museum of the North
Beamish Autumn Transport Gala

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021 @ Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Anniversary Weeeknd

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021 @ East Anglia Transport Museum
Trolleybus Weekend 2021

Sunday 26th September 2021 @ Volk's Electric Railway
Evening Running

Sunday 3rd October 2021 @ Crich Tramway Village
Classic Motorcycle Day

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021 @ Solent Sky Museum, Southampton
Model Tram Exhibition

Visit the Events Diary for details of all events.

This page was last updated on Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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