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Last Updated Sunday 25th March 2017

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

With thanks to Gordon Bulmer for information held on this page.

No. Place Date Livery Status
8 Leamington & Warwick ? - In Store
16 Sunderland 1900 Crimson & Cream Operational - launched 2003
26 Grimsby & Immingham 1925 Green Undergoing Overhaul - launched 1973
31 Blackpool 1901 Red, White & Teak Out of service - launched 1988
49 Newcastle & Gosforth 1880 - Undergoing restoration
51 Gateshead 1900 Unknown In Store
52 Gateshead 1901 - In Store
C65 Oporto ? - In Store
114 Newcastle 1901 Brown, Yellow & White Operational - launched 1996
196 Beamish (ex-Porto) 1935 Blue & Primrose Yellow Operational - launched 1992
264 Sheffield 1907 Blue & Cream Operational
513 Sheffield 1950 Cream & Blue On Loan to East Anglia Transport Museum
749 Blackpool 1901 Unpainted In Store

Leamington & Warwick 8 is an unrestored horse tram which became part of the Beamish collection in August 2012. The tram body is being used as part of the project to restore Newcastle & Gosforth 49.
Grimsby & Immingham 26 is in fact Gateshead 10 but was been repainted into its former identity for a limited period. After a period of being available for limited use the tram has now been fully withdrawn and a start made on a full overhaul which will see the tram return to its Gateshead identity.
Newcastle & Gosforth 49 is a horse tram which is currently being restored at Beamish for eventual entry into service using parts from the other horse tram in the collection - Leamington & Warwick 8.
Blackpool 31 returned to Beamish on 13th March 2017 following a year long loan to Blackpool (with Blackpool 147 heading in the opposite direction). It will not be returned to service until it has been re-tyred.
Gateshead 51 is a long term restoration project. The remains of the tram were transported to Beamish in October 2006 and it is planned to restore it into a fully enclosed single deck tramcar.
Gateshead 52 was delivered to Beamish on 7th January 2014 - its ownership having been transferred from the Tramway Museum Society. The tram will eventually be restored to operational condition.
Oporto C65 arrived at Beamish in September 2016 following its ownership change from Crich. It is a Coal Transporter and will be restored to operational condition mainly for use on driver experience workings.
Sunderland 101 (Blackpool Balloon 703) left Beamish on 23rd March and is now part of the heritage tram fleet in Blackpool. It has been removed from the list above.
The livery carried by Beamish 196is inspired by the South Shields colours of blue and primrose yellow.
Sheffield 264 returned to service on 9th April 2016 following the completion of its overhaul having been out of service for 12 years..
Sheffield 513 is currently on loan at the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, having previously been on loan for 10 years in Blackpool.
Blackpool 749 is a Tower Wagon.

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