SD8304 : Heaton Park Tramway, Vanguard Tram 619

taken 3 years ago, near to Prestwich, Bury, Great Britain

Heaton Park Tramway, Vanguard Tram 619
Heaton Park Tramway, Vanguard Tram 619
619 is a replica of a Blackpool and Fleetwood Vanguard tram, built in 1987 LinkExternal link . It is seen here near the Whitegate stop at Heaton Park.
Heaton Park Tramway :: SD8303
The Heaton Park Tramway (LinkExternal link ) is a heritage tramway operating vintage trams as a visitor attraction within the Park. It is operated by the Manchester Transport Museum Society.

The Heaton Park Tramway was officially opened in 1980. The trams originally ran on the old Manchester Corporation Tramways spur from Middleton Road to the old tram shelter some 300 yards (270 m) inside the park. This has since been extended, by the use of track salvaged from elsewhere, to a new terminus near to the Boating Lake. The old tram shelter was also restored to form the centre of the society's operations.

The tramway currently (2015) has an operating fleet of 7 electric trams and one horse tram with several others in store or undergoing restoration LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
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Transport 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 833 040 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.9648N 2:15.1599W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 833 040
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Tramcar  Single Decker Tram  Blackpool Tram  Heaton Park Tramway  Municipal Park  Manchester  Heaton Park 

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