Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

In Pictures: Around and about at Beamish

With it now being less than a month until the Great North Steam Fair kicks off at Beamish it is very much the lull before the storm – especially with it being outside of school holidays as well – with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish visitor’s at rest

As we have may have mentioned once or twice there are currently two visiting trams at Beamish – Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 and Manchester 765. With both now having run in passenger service ahead of their full service introduction … Continue reading

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Box 40 enters service at Beamish

Thursday 14th March was a momentous day for Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 as it entered service at Beamish – becoming the third tram to run on four different tramways in UK tram preservation. 40 is unlikely to be used … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A calmer day at Beamish

Beamish and its trams have been in the news over the past couple of weeks with a busy February Half Term followed by the arrival of Box 40 for its loan spell. In this pictorial we take a look at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Destination boxes fitted to Manchester 765

As work continues to fully commission the two visiting trams for service at Beamish a team from the Heaton Park Tramway have visited the northeast with the aim of refitting the destination boxes to Manchester 765 as well as putting … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Photos this week come from Blackpool (and Beamish) as we say farewell (and hello!) to Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40:

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In Pictures: Box 40 gets ready for service at Beamish

Just 24 hours after arriving in the northeast Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 has ventured out onto the mainline at Beamish for its first test runs ahead of entering service. As we reported last night, 40 left Blackpool and arrived … Continue reading

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Box 40 moves to Beamish

On Monday 4th March, Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ car 40 left Blackpool, just two days after operating its farewell tour of its home system. The tram was destined for Beamish Museum – arriving there later the same day – where … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A busy February Half Term at Beamish

The first school holidays of the year have arrived (for most of the country anyway, with some having enjoyed their week break seven days previously) and with family’s looking for something to do, Beamish has had another busy few days … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 enters service at Beamish

Just over two weeks after arriving at Beamish for its almost half year loan, Manchester 765 has entered service at the museum transporting visitors around the museum during the February Half Term school holidays. After work in the Beamish workshops … Continue reading

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Manchester 765 on test at Beamish

Following on from its recent move across from Heaton Park Tramway to Beamish, Friday 15th February saw an important step towards the tram entering service in the north east with Manchester 765 being tested around the museum circuit.

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Box 40’s long farewell to Blackpool

As has been widely publicised Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 is to leave Blackpool after almost 23 years (save for a short period back at Crich in 2014) at some point in March but before it goes it will see … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Three tram Tuesday at Beamish

Tuesday 5th February saw three trams in action at Beamish – albeit only one was in normal passenger service. With some snow still lying on the ground following the recent snowfall that didn’t deter the use of open toppers with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 arrives at Beamish

Manchester 765 arrived at Beamish on Wednesday 6th February following its lengthy journey from the Heaton Park Tramway. The tram was soon offloaded and moved onto road 3 in the depot where it will reside whilst it receives attention to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 heads for Beamish

On the morning of Tuesday 5th February, Manchester 765 left the Heaton Park Tramway to make its way by road to the North East. As announced previously, the tram is one of two – the other being Blackpool & Fleetwood … Continue reading

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Box 40 to run at Beamish and Crich in 2019

If the news that Manchester 765 was to visit Beamish in time for April’s Great North Steam Fair wasn’t enough to persuade you to make a visit how does it sound if you added Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sunshine at Beamish

We’ve already had the exciting news from Beamish this week that Manchester 765 is to visit from Heaton Park for most of the first half of the year but before that tram arrives it is up to the resident fleet … Continue reading

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Manchester 765 to Beamish – The Return!

Back in 2011, Manchester 765 spent a very successful month on loan at Beamish, primarily for operation at the Great North Steam Fair of that year, as it made its way back to its usual home tramway at Heaton Park … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Short running at Beamish

Trams at Beamish are currently not operating the full circuit of the tramway with sleeper replacement work underway between Pockerley and the Town. This means that trams are having to turn at each end of the tramway with passengers being … Continue reading

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Sheffield 264 leads the way at Beamish

The hardest working heritage trams in the UK are without a doubt those which operate at Beamish with the trams an integral part of the museum taking visitors around the site throughout the year. 2018 was another busy year as … Continue reading

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