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Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

To aid visibility of the current status of the trams on this fleet list the following colour coding is used:
Operational, Under Attention/Overhaul/Restoration, Stored/Withdrawn, On loan elsewhere

No. Place Date Built Livery Date last operated Link
16 Sunderland 1900 Crimson & Cream 2022 Photo
26 Grimsby & Immingham 1925 Green 2016 Photo
31 Blackpool 1901 Red, White & Teak 2022 Photo
49 Newcastle & Gosforth 1880 ? -
51 Gateshead 1900 - ?
52 Gateshead 1901 - ? Photo
65 Oporto 1933 Yellow & Black ? Photo
114 Newcastle 1901 Brown, Yellow & White 2022 Photo
196 Oporto 1935 Blue & Primrose Yellow 2022 Photo
264 Sheffield 1907 Blue & Cream 2022 Photo
513 Sheffield 1950 Cream & Blue 2022 (East Anglia Transport Museum)
2000 (Beamish)
749 Blackpool 1901 Unpainted ?

The last operated dates are at Beamish unless stated otherwise.
Grimsby & Immingham 26 is in fact Gateshead 10 but was been repainted into its former identity for a limited period. The tram is currently under overhaul; recent progress has been to the compressor and controllers. The tram will eventually return to its Gateshead 10 identity following a repaint. Its anticipated it will be ready to return to service in 2023.
Newcastle & Gosforth 49 is a horse tram which is currently being restored at Beamish for eventual entry into service. The final product will include parts from Leamington & Warwick 8, a similar horse car which was acquired by Beamish.
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 65 arrived at Beamish in September 2016 following its ownership change from Crich. It is a Coal Transporter and will eventually be mainly used on the driver experience. Although at the start of 2020 it was under attention to prepare it for commisioning and to see what work would be needed to overhaul the tram it is likely to be a medium-long term project with constraints following the pandemic.
The livery carried by Oporto 196 is inspired by the South Shields colours of blue and primrose yellow. The tram is now due an overhaul and was originally due to be withdrawn at the start of 2020 for this work to take place but it has been delayed by the pandemic.
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.

We are grateful to Gordon Bulmer & Trevor Hall for providing information contained on this fleet list.

This page was last updated on Sunday 8th May 2022

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