Category Archives: Summerlee Museum Tramway

Summerlee Trams to run again from 23rd September

The Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life has been reopen again since 26th August but in that time the trams have remained quiet as preparations were made for their return with all the current Covid-19 restrictions in place. These have … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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Trams &: Summerlee Trams & Buses

We have a multitude of trams and buses at the Summerlee Museum for this latest look at “Trams &”…

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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More on Lanarkshire 53’s 25th anniversary celebrations

Since we ran the report last week on the planned celebrations for Lanarkshire 53’s 25th anniversary since restoration at Summerlee we have received more information on what is planned – including a re-enactment of its launch on the actual anniversary … Continue reading

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Lanarkshire 53 to celebrate 25 years at Summerlee

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into service of Lanarkshire 53 at Summerlee and to celebrate this the tram is due to be in service on both Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April – the nearest weekend to … Continue reading

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They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A wintry scene at Summerlee

Along with Beamish and Blackpool there is a third tramway in the UK that operates year round at Summerlee. As well as being the only heritage tramway north of the border (and for 25 years the only tramway north of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Brussels 9062

We may have finished our look at the trams running at the Glasgow Garden Festival last week (for now at least, we have more coming to you at some point in 2020!) but that doesn’t mean we are finished with … Continue reading

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See inside the tram depot at Summerlee for Doors Open Day

On Saturday 21st September the annual Doors Open Days will be taking place across Scotland and this year Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life will be taking part, which include the chance to see behind the scenes in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Lanarkshire 53 in action at Summerlee

Over the weekend of 10th and 11th August the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life held a Steam Fair with plenty of traction engines and small steam vehicles attending. Of course, Summerlee is also the home to Scotland’s only heritage … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams in action at Summerlee

The only operating heritage tramway in Scotland is of course the short line at Summerlee in Coatbridge near Glasgow. With three operating trams plus Glasgow 1245 under restoration there is plenty to keep a tram enthusiasts interest at the museum … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Graz 225 & Brussels 9062

Today we are back at Summerlee for the conclusion of a look back to the early days of the tramway to mark 30 years of operations. We look at two trams in this article, both of which are no longer … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Dusseldorf 392 in service at Summerlee

A little while ago we featured some images of trams in service at Summerlee in early September when Lanarkshire 53 was in action with Dusseldorf 392 as the back-up and now it is the German tram that we feature in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Summerlee Tramway in action

In this article we take a quick look at the trams of Summerlee with images taken during a visit on Saturday 15th September. On this day most services were in the hands of the open topper Lanarkshire 53 with Dusseldorf … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Oporto 150

Continuing our look at trams from the early days of Summerlee before more local trams were restored for service. This time we take a look at Oporto 150.

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Picture in Time: Brussels 9062

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Scotland’s first – and still only – heritage tramway at Summerlee and in this instalment of Picture in Time we go back to beginning to see what the operation was like in those early … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Glasgow 1245 restoration update

Glasgow Coronation Car 1245 is still the major focus of attention for the Summerlee Transport Group at the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life with a good amount of progress having been made on the restoration of the tram since we … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Glasgow 1245 restoration continues at Summerlee

Another low-key tram restoration currently underway can be found at Summerlee where members of the Summerlee Transport Group are heavily involved in returning Glasgow Coronation Car 1245 to the rails. Last time we reported on the tram’s restoration we saw … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1017

Continuing with the Glasgow theme of last week’s Picture in Time today we feature a tram from that system which has remained north of the border – Glasgow 1017.

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