Category Archives: Summerlee Museum Tramway

They’ve Run in 2023!

With the start of November traditionally the end of most heritage tram operating seasons across the British Isles (with just Beamish and Blackpool now offering the regular chance to ride on a heritage tram over the next couple of months, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Update on Glasgow 1245’s restoration at Summerlee

It has been a very long time since we last featured an update on the restoration of Glasgow 1245 by members of the Summerlee Transport Group, so with the 61st anniversary of the closure of tramway having just passed it … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Having last taken a look at which heritage trams have run in passenger service in British Isles during 2023 at the start of June you’d think almost three months later that there may be quite a few changes? In this … Continue reading

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Summerlee Tramway closed

We normally report on there being two operational tramways in Scotland – one modern and one heritage. But whilst the modern tram system in Edinburgh has had positive news to report over the past month with the opening of the … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Its time for another update of which heritage trams have run in passenger service across the British Isles during 2023. Since our last update there have been more trams running for the first time as we enter a period of … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With more trams continuing to enter service for the first time this year we take another look at which heritage trams have run during 2023 so far. The aim is to feature all tramways within the British Isles and to … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With Crich, the Manx Electric Railway and Statfold Barn Railway now having started running for the year and joining the likes of Beamish, Blackpool and the Wirral Heritage Tramway we have our first round-up of which heritage trams have operated … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2022!

As we enter another year its time for one last look at which heritage trams ran in 2022. This is as a complete list of heritage trams which operated with passengers on board during the calendar year 2022 – it … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Thank you to everyone who has provided updates to this list which are now shown below. The last time we brought you this round-up of heritage trams which have run in the British Isles this year it was April, so … Continue reading

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Out and About: Summerlee trams

In this edition of “Out and About” we are again in Scotland but instead of our usual look at modern trams in Edinburgh we head along to Summerlee – the only heritage tramway in the country.

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Restoration work continues on Glasgow 1245 – plus other sights at Summerlee

It has been a very long-time since we last featured the restoration of Glasgow 1245 at Summerlee so we remedy that in this latest article as we not only have a look at the Coronation Car but also the other … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2021!

As 2021 is now over its time to round off things with this last “They Ran in 2021” article giving what we believe to be the complete picture of all heritage trams that ran in service during the year. As … Continue reading

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Change to operating dates for Summerlee

Scotland’s only operating heritage tramway at the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is to see some changes to its operating dates over the next six weeks or so with various festive activities taking place at the museum preventing its … Continue reading

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Where to get a ride on a heritage tram – November 2021

The main operating season for many heritage tramways across the British Isles may now be over but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy a ride anywhere as there are still various locations which are continuing to run. … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

With the end of October/start of November traditionally the end of the heritage tram season across the British Isles we thought it was an appropriate time to have another update of heritage trams which have run during 2021. There has … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

This is our early September update to keep tabs on which trams have run on heritage tramways across the British Isles so far during 2021. There hasn’t been a huge amount of movement in the past month although Beamish has … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

Its time for another check-in to see which heritage trams have run so far during 2021. This list includes those trams which have either run in passenger service or some other type of public use (such as tram driving experiences). … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

We take another look at which heritage trams have run so far in 2021 – either in passenger service or other public use (such as tram driving experiences). As always this is what we understand to be the complete picture … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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