Category Archives: UK: Heritage

Dispatches from Heaton Park.

Work continues on the depot extension at Manchester’s Heaton Park Tramway, documented on a regular basis through the lens of Joe Savage. A few of Joe’s photos from recent weeks follow. For information on the tramway and how to donate, … Continue reading

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A classic tram breaks new ground.

My British friends keep me well supplied with gorgeous photos, as you know. Some of their submissions from the past week cover a few firsts in the heritage department in grand style. I have much catching up to do over … Continue reading

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Remembering Glasgow’s grand old ‘caurs.’

Fifty years ago this month, the urban tramway became all but a dead letter in the United Kingdom. While Blackpool’s distinctive seaside tramroad would soldier into the modern age, the passing of Glasgow’s once-mighty network marked the end of the … Continue reading

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News from our British brethren.

Ah, dear readers. Too much time has elapsed since my last post, but such is life. So many positive and interesting developments have emerged in the past two months, and we’ll jump back in with a few happy notes from … Continue reading

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Four notches through Heaton Park, or how to drive an Edwardian tramcar.

It was only days later, once I was back on the ground in the United States, on a surprisingly balmy winter afternoon, that I allowed the enormity of it to wash over me. I got drenched in Sheffield. I basked … Continue reading

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Excitedly awaiting Bachmann’s Birkenhead trams.

Model-makers Bachmann have released images of their forthcoming OO Birkenhead heritage trams, which like the prototypes are based on Hong Kong originals. They reportedly are due out in March or April 2012, but there has been some buzz in the … Continue reading

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“Tourist trams win one year reprieve,” via Blackpool Gazette.

Was glad to see this: “Tourist trams win one year reprieve – Business – Blackpool Gazette. As the Gazette reports, Blackpool Transport had told Lancastrian Transport Trust to move 13 vintage trams out of Rigby Road depot by the end … Continue reading

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