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There are two sets of photos added this week with images coming from teh archives and recently as well.

The archive set comes from Blackpool and shows the trams running during the 2010 Totally Transport event. This was the year when the tramway had closed through the event site on New South Promenade so the trams were only able to run as far south as Pleasure Beach but there was still a good selection of trams in service including a couple of Boat Cars, Princess Alice and the always popular Bolton 66 and Standard 147.

In addition this week we have a small selection of early April 2021 photos taken on Manchester Metrolink.

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

Fleet Lists
It is just photo link updates to a few Fleet Lists this week with the Edinburgh Trams, Manchester Metrolink and Stagecoach Supertram lists all being updated.

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

In the News
It has been another busy week of news as we start to get ready for the first heritage trams of 2021 to run at both Crich and Seaton. It has now been confirmed when heritage trams will return to Blackpool as well as on the Volk's Electric Railway (29th May in both cases) while there has been good funding news for Seaton and Crich from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund. In Sheffield we saw a major track relay at the busy Park Square Junction during the Easter weekend while the road resurfacing works in Eccles ended as scheduled but a track fault meant it was to be an extra day of no Metrolink services from MediaCityUK to Eccles.

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

We hope you enjoy this week's update. More soon!

Gareth - 10th April 2021

Picture of the Week: Blackpool 711 & 706

We go back to 2010 for this view as we see two of the Blackpool Tramway's iconic Balloon cars passing at Pleasure Beach during that year's Totally Transport event. On the right is the currently sidelined - but still very popular - Open Top Balloon 706 (Princess Alice) which has just terminated with a special and it is joined by Balloon 711 - in advert for Blackpool Zoo - which is going as far north as it could on the tramway at this time, Cleveleys. The date of this image was a sunny 27th June 2010.
Photograph by Ken Jones

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