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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Operational, Under Attention/Overhaul/Restoration, Stored/Withdrawn, On loan elsewhere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
10 Gateshead 1925 Crimson & Cream 2016 Photo
16 Sunderland 1900 Crimson & Cream 2024 Photo
31 Blackpool 1901 Red, White & Teak 2024 Photo
49 Newcastle & Gosforth 1880 ? -
51 Gateshead 1900 - ?
52 Gateshead 1901 - ? Photo
65 Oporto 1933 Yellow & Black ? Photo
114 Newcastle 1901 Brown, Yellow & White 2024 Photo
196 Oporto 1935 Blue & Primrose Yellow 2024 Photo
264 Sheffield 1907 Blue & Cream 2024 Photo
513 Sheffield 1950 Cream & Blue 2022 (East Anglia Transport Museum)
2000 (Beamish)
730 Lisbon 1930 Yellow & White 2022 (Birkenhead)
749 Blackpool 1901 Unpainted ?

The last operated dates are at Beamish unless stated otherwise.
Gateshead 10 is currently underdoing an extensive overhaul. This also includes it returning to its Gateshead identity having spent the past few years as Grimsby & Immingham 26. The tram is now due to be completed 2024.
Newcastle & Gosforth 49 is a horse tram which has started being restored at Beamish for eventual service. The final product will include parts from Leamington & Warwick 8, a similar horse car which was acquired by Beamish.
The remains of Gateshead 51 were transported to Beamish in October 2006 and with nothing substantial left of the tram its likely to be used to help in the restoration of 52 with little prospect of it being restored itself.
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 but is expected to be moved from the depot for further stroage in early 2024.
Oporto 65 is a Coal Transporter which arrived at Beamish in September 2016 following its ownership change from Crich. The tram is currently stored under tarpaulins outside the depot.
The livery carried by Oporto 196 is inspired by the South Shields colours of blue and primrose yellow.
Sheffield 264 is currently out of service with a motor fault.
Sheffield 513 is currently on loan at the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, having previously been on loan for 10 years in Blackpool.
Lisbon 730 arrived at Beamish on 22nd January 2024. Ownership has been transferred from the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society after it was deemed not to be required at the Wirral Heritage Tramway by new operators Big Heritage. It will be prepared for initial use in its Lisbon livery before being repainted in a local northeasy livery.
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 Monday 1st April 2024

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