Coronavirus update 3rd November 2020

From Thursday 5th November The Blackpool Tram Shop will be closed but the Videoscene mail order service will be operating as normal.

Please order from Videoscene as normal:
Order online from this website:
Order by phone: 01253 738336 (9am to 4pm Monday to Friday)
Order by post: FREEPOST VIDEOSCENE (no stamp or postcode required)

Thank you for your support.

NEW Winter 2020 DVD Catalogue out now!

Videoscene Catalogue Autumn 2019

I don’t think you need me to tell you that 2020 has been a strange and difficult year. Who would have thought that the biggest model railway event of the year at Warley would be cancelled and the second biggest at Glasgow, next February is also now cancelled. With much of the railway year wiped out as well, I'm quite pleased to be bringing you our new catalogue, with a larger-than-expected number of new releases.
Click here to order a free printed catalogue or click here to download the catalogue, approx. 20Mb pdf.

Contained in the catalogues 32 pages, you'll find details of more than 50 new titles as well some new lower prices and special offers. Starting at just £9.95, the DVD remains the ultimate stocking filler!

For diesel and electric fans, new titles include Big Freight 23, Sunrise Sunset 10, Class 37 Hauled 12 and No.6 in the best-selling and popular British Rail Motive Power series - with another feast of diesels and electrics from the 1980s onwards.

For steam fans, a Driver's Eye View on board ‘Union of South Africa’ from Norwich to Peterborough; Southbound on the North Yorkshire Moors on board 'Eric Treacy' and superb archive footage in Trains & Trams of the Isle of Man 1956 -1972.

New cab rides include a journey on board 37418 on the Welsh Marches plus some cab rides from the 1990s.

We now have 20 four-disc sets to choose from - spanning archive steam and diesels plus modern image - with up to five hours of running time - all for just £25.00 a set.

Add European and worldwide railways, buses, trams, planes, cars, ships and some great new books, we've got Christmas all wrapped up!

New Releases on DVD

You may notice the word 'HOT' next to a few titles in our catalogue. This basically means these are very popular and best-selling titles and we have plenty of them in stock. If you order before 12noon on a weekday, we guarantee to ship your order by first class post the same day. Don't forget we still charge £ZERO postage on all DVD/Blu-ray orders to UK addresses. Please don't be paying £2.00 or £2.50 per DVD from other sellers. If the item you want is £14.95, that's exactly what it will cost you - £zero postage - £zero credit card fees - GUARANTEED! 

Please note: With all model shows and events cancelled, we've stepped up the mail order side of Videoscene. At the time of production, Royal Mail is working as normal and orders are getting through in the expected time. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Click here to download the catalogue (approx. 20Mb pdf)

NEW 4 Disc Collections Available Now!

Train Crazy 4 Disc Collections

Four disc value-for-money collections featuring some of our previous releases. We are pleased to announce the release of five new four disc collections - making twenty collections in total!
Click here for more details.

Blackpool and the Trams 2021 Calendar

Our 2021 calendar is now in stock.

Once again, presented in A3-size format, with a page per month, the best of Blackpool’s tram cars from the past and present are featured. These are all new images, not reprints of our previous calendars.

The calendar is A3 sized, spiral bound showing one month at a time. Printed on glossy paper in full colour, to the same high standard as always, it will be available from this website and the Blackpool Tram Shop. Click here to order.

Blackpool Trams 1950-1967

Blackpool Trams 1950-1967 has arrived from the printers and is now shipping!

The book has been completed to a very high standard, on lovely thick glossy paper. Each copy is being certified, numbered and signed by the author.

NEW Steam Footplate Rides!

We are pleased to announce we have 2 new Steam Footplate Rides available to pre-order now!

Steam Driver's Eye View - Welsh Marches Line (Newport - Hereford - Shrewsbury)
Join us for this unique view along the Welsh Marches Mainline with an ex-Great Western Railway Castle Class Locomotive. Known historically as the ‘North & West Route’, our journey begins at Newport, before heading northbound, taking in the dramatic scenery as we climb to Pontypool & Llanvihangel. After a brief stop at Hereford, our journey continues north as we pass some timeless pieces of railway history, with plenty of GWR infrastructure dominating the scene, before we arrive at Shrewsbury.

With live sound recorded from the locomotive, we bring the action right to you. This program also features on-screen titles & locations.

Locomotive Featured: GWR Castle Class, No. 5029 ‘Nunney Castle’
Click here for more details

Steam Driver's Eye View - East Coast Mainline: Volume 3 (Berwick - Edinburgh)
After crossing the Royal Border Bridge, we continue our journey along the final stretch of this famous Mainline from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, before crossing the actual border into Scotland. We continue to climb alongside the stunning cliff faces at 'Marshall Meadows Bay' up to Burnmouth before turning inland and speeding along the downhill gradients towards Reston. With the coastline insight once again near Cockburnspath, we run partly parallel with the original A1 road towards Dunbar and East Linton. From here we continue towards Scotland's Capital as we race past Craiggentinny Depot and into the final tunnels before emerging into Edinburgh Waverley Station.

With live sound recorded from the locomotive, we bring the action right to you. This program also features on-screen titles & locations.

Locomotive Featured: LNER A4 Class, No.60009 ‘Union of South Africa’.
Click here for more details

Video Downloads - available on this website!

Railway videos to watch on your computer or TV - right now

Great News! Our popular video downloads are now available to purchase directly on this website

We offer many great titles in Standard and High Definition. Once downloaded, you can watch the videos on your computer, mobile device or TV - and the downloads are yours to keep forever.

We began producing railway videos on VHS cassettes back in 1994. As technology evolved we moved onto DVDs and more recently to high definition Blu-rays - Video Downloads are another step forward. It isn't a replacement for DVDs and Blu-rays, it’s an additional service we offer.
After making a purchase you will receive a link by email from where you can download your videos. They are then yours to keep forever and play on any devices you like.

If you see this icon next to one of our titles, that means it is the video download version.
Click here to see our video downloads   Click here for more information about our downloads.

New Books Now in StockAmberley Books

Available POST FREE to all UK customers - click for details.

The New Blackpool Tram Shop

The NEW Blackpool Tram Shop is now open!

The new shop is located on the outskirts of Blackpool at Whitehills Business Park, behind the huge B&Q, two minutes from J4 at the end of the M55.

There was an ongoing joke that if four people were in the old shop it was full and this may well have been true! The new unit eliminates all of this and has many benefits which include:

  • FREE customer parking, which we were asked for so many times
  • A huge first floor showroom, 10 times the size of the old shop
  • For the first time we will be able to display ALL of our DVDs and ALL of our books plus many other items - not just a selection
  • The shop is a new-build on a developing complex and on all those winter days of gale force winds and high tides - when we couldn’t open at North Pier - this is very much inland, less windy and drier!
  • We will be now be able to expand further, introduce more books, new tram memorabilia and some other very exciting new products yet to be announced

Coronavirus update 24th July 2020

 In line with government regulations, all customers visiting The Blackpool Tram Shop will need to wear a face cover or mask from today, 24th July. 

We are open 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday. Our mail order business is running as normal. The office is manned from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Thank you for your support.

Shop opening hours during Coronavirus pandemic are:
 Following new guidelines from the Government, we're pleased to announce that the Blackpool Tram Shop will have a limited reopening from Monday 15th June. 

We realise that as much of Blackpool remains closed and there is no tram service at this time, there are not many visitors. However, we have a few local customers and like all businesses we have to start somewhere so here goes…

We will be open from 11am to 3pm Mondays to Saturdays and we ask if you could do the following:

  1. When you arrive, the main door will be locked. Please ring the bell. You will be attended to as soon as possible. There may only be one person working.
  2. Once inside the building please use the hand sanitiser before going upstairs.
  3. Strictly ONE PERSON in the showroom at once.
  4. At all times and when paying at the counter, please obey the 2 metre rule. (Cash and cards accepted)

Sorry if all this is a bit long-winded but there are strict guidelines from the Government on reopening, regarding protecting staff and customers. We have a legal obligation to do all this. Thank you for your understanding.

Our website and mail order section is running as normal.