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It's another Bank Holiday this weekend - they come thick and fast at this time of year, of course, although we now have another three months before the next one! - and that means its a "double Photo Gallery" week! The two Galleries come from two places that are usually very popular with tram enthusiasts, and when normality returns will be again we are sure!

We firstly include some photos taken during 2020 - a rare occurrence so far on this website! - with images taken during February in Prague as part of our "Around the World in Trams Special" series. Both older and newer trams are featured at a time when we had very little clue of what was about to happen.

Next up we are back into the archive with a selection of photos taken on the Isle of Man in 1995. With steam on the Snaefell Mountain Railway and trams which have been withdrawn for a number of years this is a great insight into what was happening on the Isle of Man some 25 years ago with images taken during two separate events weeks.

Fleet Lists
The latest "Advert Livery" list to be added to the site is one for the West Midlands Metro. A relative newcomer to advert liveries, the West Midlands Metro doesn't go in for full adverts with just the centre section featuring a full height advert and the rest of the tram just having above window vinyls. We also have our regular hoto link updates to the Edinburgh Trams and West Midlands Metro Fleet Lists.

In the News
The news is once again dominated by COVID-19 and the continued impact this has on UK tramways. The Seaton Tramway have announced a fundraising initiative - including an online Tramathon week of events in June - whilst elsewhere its a case of service frequency changes again as more people start to return to work. The News & Features page also includes our regular Photo and Video series to try and keep us all entertained when we can't get any physical tram action!

Enjoy this latest update, keep safe and we will be back with more soon!

Gareth - 24th May 2020

Picture of the Week: Caledonia+Manx Electric Railway 57 & Snaefell Mountain Railway 1

We head to Snaefell for this week's cover photo with an image taken during the 1995 Centenary Celebrations of the Snaefell Mountain Railway. The centrepiece of these celebrations was the use of steam locomotive "Caledonia" on special passenger trips between Bungalow and the Summit with Manx Electric Railway Trailer 57 in tow to give accomodation to those passenger lucky enough to get tickets. This photo shows those two - with the steam loco at the Bungalow end of the consist - with Snaefell Mountain Railway 1 on the adjacent track.
Photograph by David Mee

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