Category Archives: North Eastern Electrical Transport Trust

Busy going nowhere!

Recently, a large number of trams have been making road journeys to and from various parts of the UK. However, three proposed road trips by some very different trams were destined not to go ahead – here, we take a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 674+684 move in to NEETT’s new depot

A very productive weekend for the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust has seen Blackpool trams Centenary 647 and Twin set 674+684 moved into the new storage shed at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum near Sunderland, ending their … Continue reading

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Preserved Centenary car goes undercover

On Saturday 3rd May, the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust made a huge leap forwards, with the first of its collection of historic Blackpool trams being moved undercover. The honour of being the first tram to be stabled inside the … Continue reading

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New owners confirmed for Blackpool 671

After a number of twists and turns in its recent past, Blackpool Towing car 671 is set for a new home with a new name to the transport preservation movement, the Tyne Tees Transport Trust. This group are believed to … Continue reading

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NEETT’s tram depot is almost complete!

The construction of a new depot in which the tram collection of the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust will be housed is now virtually complete, with just some final ground works remaining to be finished. This represents a massive turning … Continue reading

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A new home for Blackpool Brush Railcoach 634

Tram enthusiast Andy Ashton and the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust are pleased to announce that Blackpool Brush car 634 will be joining the superb collection of trams that is being gathered at the site of the North East Land Sea and … Continue reading

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Blackpool 671 set for a new home

The fate of another tram from the collection of the Lancastrian Transport Trust can now be revealed, as this organisation continues its drive to dispose of all of its preserved trams. Blackpool 671 (ex-281) is the latest car to find … Continue reading

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NEETT depot gets its walls

Construction work on the new tram shed at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum near Sunderland has made incredibly rapid progress during December. As the accompanying photograph clearly shows, the building is now structurally almost complete following a … Continue reading

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Tram depot construction works in North East and North West

As the latter stages of construction work on the Heaton Park Tramway’s second tram depot are reached, another tramcar preservation group have reached a major milestone in their own project to provide suitable covered storage space for its own vehicle … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Balloon 721 restoration progress

Restoration work on the interior of Blackpool Balloon car 721 by members of its owning group, the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust, is continuing to make good progress. Recent developments have included the removal of the interior lining panels on … Continue reading

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NEETT November update

After a very busy year, the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust are now making the final preparations for the construction of their brand new tram shed at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum in Sunderland. The first two … Continue reading

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Start date confirmed for NEETT depot construction

As many tramways wind down for the year – at least in terms of welcoming visitors – the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust are now gearing up for what will almost certainly be the most intense period of activity in … Continue reading

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Balloon cars prepare for winter weather

Two Blackpool Balloon cars in different locations have been undergoing preparations for the worsening weather expected as winter approaches, with contrasting jobs being carried out on cars 701 and 721 within the past week. This is a slightly depressing reminder … Continue reading

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More track laid at Manchester and Sunderland

The past week has seen significant progress in track laying work from not one, but two heritage tram preservation groups in the UK. In addition to the ongoing works at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester, it is equally pleasing … Continue reading

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NEETT gain approval for new tram depot

Tuesday 13th August 2013 was a landmark day for the North East Electrical Traction Trust, as on this date, final approval was granted for work to proceed on the construction of a new storage depot on the premises of the … Continue reading

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Up close and personal with Blackpool ‘Balloon’ 708

During the ‘Tram & Transport Sunday’ event held at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum in Sunderland on 11th August, British Trams Online was granted exclusive access to the inside of the most recent arrival of the various … Continue reading

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An eventful Sunday at Sunderland

The first ever ‘Tram & Transport Sunday’ event at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum in Sunderland was held on Sunday 11th August, and was by all accounts, a resounding success. This was many people’s first opportunity to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time 9: Cadbury purple for 674+684

With several Blackpool trams recently arriving at the Sunderland premises of the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum, this seems like an appropriate time to feature one of the recent arrivals in service at Blackpool, in our occasional series … Continue reading

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708 finds sanctuary at Sunderland

On Friday 19th July, Blackpool Balloon 708 finally left the East Lancashire Railway bound for a new home at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum near Sunderland. As has been reported previously, the tram has been placed on … Continue reading

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NELSAM announce first ever tram event

The North East Land, Sea & Air Museum near Sunderland will be hosting its very first tram event on Sunday 11th August this year, in order to allow interested people to have a good look at each of the trams on … Continue reading

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