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Tram Loans

Throughout the preservation era in the UK tram loans have been part and parcel of the offering. This list attempts to show all tram loans - both operating and those for static display. A few disclaimers! Where a tram has been on an initial loan somewhere and has then become a permanent member of the fleet/collection there it is not included (trams such as Chesterfield 8 and Edinburgh 35 fall into this category) neither are those trams of the Lancastrian/Fylde Transport Trust which have operated on the Blackpool Tramway (to have included those makes it a bit more complicated!). We have also gone for the month only and not the exact date as in some cases when does a loan begin - when it leaves it usual home or when it arrives at its temporary one?!

Whilst we mainly think of tram loans as when a tram goes elsewhere to run we have also attempted to include those which have just gone on display - in some cases this display can be for as few as one day (such as Stockport 5 to Stockport in May 2018 and Chesterfield 8 to Chesterfield in May 2013).

Trams are listed below in alpha numerical order and are shown in their current identity (i.e. although Hull 96 was on-loan at Beamish as Leeds 6 it is shown under 96).

There are bound to be some loans which haven't been included (mainly because we've forgotten about them!), so if you notice any ommissions please email. Please also use this address you know that the dates shown are incorrect.


Berlin 3006

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Manchester Metrolink November 2016 December 2016 Works attention Work completed at Queen's Road Depot

Birkenhead 20

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Birkenhead Beamish March 2012 April 2012 Operating
Birkenhead Blackpool July 2017 November 2018 Operating Only saw very limited use

Birkenhead 69

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Birkenhead Blackpool October 1992 1995 Operating Sent to Blackpool before arriving in Birkenhead for testing which included passenger use

Birkenhead 70

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Birkenhead Blackpool October 1992 1994 Operating Sent to Blackpool before arriving in Birkenhead for testing which included passenger use

Blackpool Conduit 4

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool June 1985 November 1985 Operating
Crich Manchester Museum of Science and Industry December 1985 May 1991 Static display with limited operation

Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
East Anglia Transport Museum Beamish August 2011 September 2011 Operating

Blackpool Marton 31

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Beamish Blackpool September 1997 April 1999 Operating
Beamish Blackpool September 2010 November 2010 Operating
Beamish Heaton Park November 2010 May 2011 Operating Moved directly from Blackpool
Beamish Blackpool March 2016 March 2017 Operating Swap with Blackpool Standard 147

Blackpool Standard 40

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool April 1985 November 1985 Operating

Blackpool Dreadnought 59

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool July 1975 November 1990 Operating Initially put on display before restoration and then operation

Blackpool Standard 147

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Blackpool Beamish March 2016 March 2017 Operating Swap with Blackpool Marton 31

Blackpool Pantograph 167

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool May 1985 November 1985 Operating
Crich Gateshead Garden Festival March 1990 October 1990 Operating
Crich Blackpool June 1998 July 1998 Operating
Crich Blackpool September 2010 September 2010 Operating Only saw limited use due to fault
Crich Beamish January 2014 April 2014 Operating
Crich Blackpool April 2014 August 2014 Operating Moved directly from Beamish

Blackpool Boat 233

Normal Location/Owner Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Fylde Transport Trust Beamish March 2012 September 2013 Operating Departed Beamish for San Francisco

Blackpool Boat 236

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Blackpool Crich April 1985 December 1985 Operating When numbered 607

Blackpool Coronation 304

Normal Location/Owner Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Fylde Transport Trust Beamish October 2012 March 2013 Operating

Blackpool Boat 600

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Blackpool Heaton Park May 1985 December 1997 Operating

Blackpool Boat 606

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Blackpool Glasgow Garden Festival March 1988 October 1988 Operating

Blackpool Brush 623

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Heaton Park Museum of Museums, Manchester May 2010 November 2011 Static display Moved to the Museum of Museums from Blackpool; arrived at Heaton Park for first time after departure from Museum
Heaton Park Blackpool June 2017 July 2018 Operating

Blackpool Brush 630

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool September 2017 May 2018 Operating

Blackpool Brush 636

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Stored Energy Technology, Derby Blackpool January 2009 July 2009 Testing Has also spent several periods for testing at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Blackpool Railcoach 680 (280)

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Heaton Park Beamish December 2013 March 2015 Operating Moved to Beamish straight from Blackpool. Operated as 280 before moving to Heaton Park for short period and repainting/reidentity as 680.
Heaton Park Blackpool August 2015 Date Operating

Blackpool Balloon 702

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Heaton Park Museum of Museums, Manchester May 2010 December 2011 Static display Moved to the Museum of Museums from Blackpool. Following closure of Museum and subsequent storage it was then moved to East Lancashire Railway for further storage arriving at Heaton Park April 2014.

Blackpool Open Top Balloon 706

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Blackpool Heaton Park November 2010 November 2010 Operating

Blackpool Balloon 710

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Blackpool Crich April 1984 December 1985 Operating

Blackpool Balloon 711

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Blackpool Crich April 2014 October 2014 Operating

Blackpool & Fleetwood Rack 2

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool June 1998 July 1998 Operating
Crich Blackpool September 2010 October 2010 Operating

Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Heaton Park April 1979 June 1988 Operating
Crich Blackpool June 1988 November 1991 Operating Moved directly from Heaton Park
Crich Blackpool April 1996 July 2014 Operating Then returned to Crich for limited period
Crich Blackpool October 2014 March 2019 Operating
Crich Beamish March 2019 September 2019 Operating Moved directly from Blackpool before then returning to Crich

Bolton 66

Owner Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Bolton Tramcar Trust Blackpool June 1981 Date Operating

Cardiff 21

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
National Museum of Wales Crich May 2009 Date Static display

Cardiff 131

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Beamish April 2010 April 2010 Operating
Crich Blackpool November 2011 March 2012 Operating

Chesterfield 8

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Chesterfield May 2013 May 2013 Static Display For the Chesterfield Arts Festival
Crich Nottingham September 2018 September 2018 Static display 1 day display in Old Market Square for 140th anniversary of Nottingham City Transport

Note: Chesterfield 8 was originally on loan at Crich from the Science Museum Group but ownership has now been transferred to the Tramway Museum Society.

Edinburgh 35

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
City of Edinburgh Council Blackpool 1983 1988 Operating
City of Edinburgh Council Glasgow Garden Festival 1988 1988 Operating Moved directly from Blackpool

Note: Edinburgh 35 moved from the Glasgow Garden Festival to Crich in 1989. Ownership initially remained with the City of Edinburgh Council with the tram on loan to Crich but ownership was transferred to the Tramway Museum Society in 2008.

Gateshead 5

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Gateshead Garden Festival 1990 1990 Operating Sent to operate at Gateshead Garden Festival but was incompatible with track and returned to Crich having not run in service

Glasgow 22

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Glasgow Garden Festival 1988 1988 Operating

Glasgow 1068 (Paisley 68)

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Glasgow Garden Fetsival 1988 1988 Operating As Paisley 68
Crich Beamish April 2013 April 2013 Operating

Glasgow 1245

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Privately Owned Blackpool 1998 2002 Storage Stored in Blackpool in between stays at the East Anglia Transport Museum and Summerlee

Glasgow 1297

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool 1985 1985 Operating
Crich Glasgow Garden Festival 1988 1988 Operating

Grimsby & Immingham 14

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Immingham July 2012 July 2012 Static Display On display for the centenary of Immingham Docks

Halle 902

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool May 2018 Date Storage

Hill of Howth 10

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool 1985 November 1989 Operating

Hull 96 (Leeds 6)

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Heaton Park Manchester Metrolink 1994 1994 Works attention/display Went to Queen's Road Depot for attention which conincided with an open day at the depot
Heaton Park Beamish April 2010 April 2013 Operating As Leeds 6

Hull 132

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Hull Streetlife Musuem March 1983 Date Static Display

Leeds 107

Normal Location/Owner Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Leeds Transport Historical Society Crich August 2013 Date Static Display

Lisbon 730

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Birkenhead Beamish April 2013 April 2013 Operating

Liverpool 43

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Birkenhead Crich 1991 1996 Display

Liverpool 762

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Birkenhead Blackpool September 2010 October 2010 Operating

London County Council 106

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich East Anglia Transport Museum July 2016 July 2016 Operating

Manchester 173

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Heaton Park Leeds August 2014 August 2014 Static Display Short visit to Morley as WW1 Recruiting Tram
Heaton Park Leeds October 2014 October 2014 Static Display Short visit to Briggate for Light Nights
Heaton Park Manchester Victoria Railway Station October 2019 October 2019 Static Display To celebrate 175th anniversary of Manchester Victoria Railway Station

Manchester 765

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Heaton Park Blackpool 1985 1985 Operating
Heaton Park Blackpool June 2010 April 2011 Operating
Heaton Park Beamish April 2011 May 2011 Operating Moved directly from Blackpool
Heaton Park Manchester City Centre November 2014 November 2014 Static display Displayed in Albert Square to commemorate 100 years since outbreak of WWI
Heaton Park Beamish February 2019 July 2019 Operating

Manchester L53

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Heaton Park Beamish May 2009 May 2009 Operating
Heaton Park Manchester Museum of Science and Industry August 2009 August 2009 Static display
Heaton Park Bury Museum of Transport May 2010 Date Static display Includes one short period away on loan to Beamish
Heaton Park Beamish September 2010 September 2010 Operating

Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331 (Sunderland 100)

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Gateshead Garden Festival 1990 1990 Operating As Sunderland 100

New South Wales steam locomotive "John Bull"

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool 1985 1985 Operating
Crich Manchester Museum of Science and Industry August 2009 August 2009 Static display

Newcastle 102

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Gateshead Garden Festival 1990 1990 Operating

Newcastle 114

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Beamish Crich September 2014 September 2014 Operating

Oporto 196

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Beamish Heaton Park April 2010 November 2010 Operating

Oporto 273

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Blackpool August 2010 October 2010 Operating Saw no public use due to issue during testing

Pwhelli & Llanbedrog 1

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Pwhelli Crich June 1993 1996 Static display

Sheffield 15

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Sheffield 1995 1995 Static Display/Operating Spent time at both Kelham Island Museum and also on demonstration runs in Sheffield City Centre to mark opening of Supertram system

Sheffield 513

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Beamish Blackpool October 1984 December 1985 Operating
Beamish Blackpool February 2001 February 2011 Operating
Beamish East Anglia Transport Museum February 2011 Date Operating Moved directly from Blackpool

Southampton 45

Normal Location Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Crich Kimberley June 2013 June 2013 Static display Displayed outside Sainsbury's

Stockport 5

Normal Location/Owner Loan Location From To Type of Loan Notes
Stockport 5 Tramway Trust Blackpool 1996 2011 Operating Includes a short period in Doncaster
Stockport 5 Tramway Trust Doncaster 2002 2002 Static display
Heaton Park Stockport May 2018 May 2018 Static display 1 day loan for Stockport Community Rail Festival

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