Category Archives: Summerlee Museum Tramway

Two becomes one

Glasgow 1245 is once again a double deck tram with the top decks of the tram recently reunited in another major milestone in the tram’s restoration. Work on 1245 has stalled over the past year as a result of the … Continue reading

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Glasgow 1017 returns to service

Late in 2015 one of the stalwarts of the tram fleet at the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Glasgow 1017, had to be withdrawn from service with a fractured axle box leaving Dusseldorf 392 to provide the majority of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have a couple more Photo Galleries for you this week in our latest main site update:

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Wanted: a Brill 21E axle box for Glasgow 1017. Can you help Summerlee?

The casting on the original axle box on Glasgow 1017 at the Summerlee Heritage Museum has recently cracked and a new casting has proven difficult to source. Can anyone help Summerlee to source a new Brill 21E axle box? If … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you three more Photo Galleries as we conclude our Scottish tram trilogy and also take in some photos from Crich as well:

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Glasgow 1245 restoration continues

The restoration of Glasgow 1245 – a 1937 built Coronation car and reputed to be the last tram in Glasgow – is continuing at Summerlee with recent progress seeing the completion of the restoration of the tram’s motors.

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Picture in Time: STIB Brussels 9062

Although this series will primarily be featuring UK trams we will also from time to time be featuring trams from across the world which have been in the UK and today’s images show STIB Brussels 9062 which ran from the … Continue reading

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Tram restorations progress in the North

Projects to return two historic trams to fully operational condition in different working museums in the north are currently making good progress, with Sheffield 264 and Glasgow 1245 in the early stages of being rebuilt at Beamish and Summerlee respectively. … Continue reading

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Christmas trimmings for preserved trams

Whilst some of the UK’s museum tramways are now closed for winter, those which remain open for business are now looking ahead to the Christmas festivities. Trams at Beamish, Birkenhead and Summerlee have all received appropriate decorations to celebrate the … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary since the last Glasgow tram – it’s not all about Crich!

On 4th September 1962 it was the end of an era in Glasgow when the final tram route ran for the last time bringing to an end 90 years of tramway operation in Scotland’s second city. With this year being … Continue reading

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Horse tram joins the Beamish Museum fleet!

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North has announced a rather unexpected but very welcome surprise in the shape of a new addition to its collection of vintage trams. The vehicle in question is a former Leamington & Warwick horse … Continue reading

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Glasgow 1245 restoration commences

A tramway we don’t often feature on British Trams Online is the heritage line at Summerlee but this week we can bring you news that the restoration of Glasgow 1245 has now commenced with the body being raised and the … Continue reading

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