Category Archives: East Anglia Transport Museum

In Pictures: East Anglia Transport Museum in July

In this pictorial article we take a visit to the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville for some views of the trams in service on Sunday 8th July, which was the second day of the Electric Dreams event. On … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 159

Today Picture in Time heads off to East Anglia for a view of a long standing member of the operational tram fleet – Blackpool Standard 159.

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In Pictures: Lowestoft Trams at East Anglia Transport Museum

The East Anglia Transport Museum is the home to two local trams, both from Lowestoft. The more famous of the two is open topper 14 which continues to be restored in the depot whilst the second is in use as … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11

As our Picture in Time series from Blackpool takes a break for July we go back to more general traditional trams – with this edition featuring a tram from…Blackpooll! It’s a tram which has featured several times before in Picture … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A Bank Holiday at Carlton Colville

We previously featured views of Sheffield 513 operating all the way through to the extremity of the tram line at the East Anglia Transport Museum on Sunday 27th May and in this pictorial we show some more photos from the … Continue reading

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Permission granted for EATM expansion

The biggest expansion of a UK heritage tramway for many years has been given the go-ahead with the wider plan to expand the East Anglia Transport Museum getting planning permission this week. As we first reported back in December 2017 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 513 goes all the way at Carlton Colville

Since arriving at the East Anglia Transport Museum Sheffield 513 had been unable to travel the full length of the line because of its large wheelspan meaning the track alignment was too sharp for the tram to negotiate to reach … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1245 & Blackpool 159

The early years of the East Anglia Transport Museum feature in this instalment of our archive photo series.

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In Pictures: Preparations underway for a new season at Carlton Colville

The East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville will open again for its new season on Thursday 29th March and in preparation earlier this month there was a small shunt of trams.

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Picture in Time: London Transport 1858

The chances are if you have visited the East Anglia Transport Museum over the past few decades you will have enjoyed the sight of London Transport HR/2 1858 operating along the museum’s tramway. But in this edition of Picture in … Continue reading

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Glasgow 488 restoration update

Not a lot has been written about the progress on the restoration of tramcar Glasgow 488 at the Boston Lodge railway works in Wales, for eventual operation at the East Anglia Transport Museum, on this website for some time – … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11

Last time out we looked at one VAMBAC operated tram which had run on loan at Beamish, but Coronation 304 was not the first as that honour had fallen to Marton VAMBAC 11 which had visited from the East Anglia … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: London County Council 106

The very first short-term tram loan at the East Anglia Transport Museum, London County Council 106 made the trip from Crich in July 2016 to play its part at a special London Event at Carlton Colville.

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Plans submitted for EATM expansion

The ambitious proposals for expanding the East Anglia Transport Museum have moved a step closer with the submission of the planning application to the local Council. This gives the public the first chance to see just what is planned for … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Sheffield 513

It’s another two tramway loan tram today, although this tram hasn’t actually been to its home tramway throughout the history of British Trams Online! During the past 15 years it has been in both Blackpool and now at the East … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: East Anglia Transport Museum London Event

As part of our 15th anniversary celebrations (have we mentioned we are 15?!) this special series will be taking a look at 15 of the key events which have taken place in the past 15 years. Throughout the series we … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11

An image from the 1970s is the feature of today’s edition of Picture in Time as we head to the early days of the East Anglia Transport Museum with a look at the unique Blackpool Marton VAMBAC 11.

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In Pictures: East Anglia Transport Museum

Of all the operating museum tramways in the UK one of the least covered on these pages is probably the East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville. After the excitement of 2016 when London County Council 106 became the first … Continue reading

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An accessible Amsterdam tram?

At the East Anglia Transport Museum near Lowestoft, Amsterdam 474 has been out of service for some time awaiting rectification of mechanical defects, primarily affecting its motor. However, the tram is far from forgotten and in fact, recent thoughts have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Glasgow 488’s Welsh restoration

It’s been a while since we have reported on the ongoing restoration of Glasgow 488 at the Ffestiniog Railway but that is partly because since we last took a look at the tram not a lot has actually being happening! … Continue reading

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