Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

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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In Pictures: More from Beamish

With Beamish now back to be open seven days a week its very much business as usual for the trams – depending on the day you could have one, two or three trams in service. Wednesday 4th March was an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First signs of winter at Beamish

Monday 24th February saw the first snowfall of winter in the northeast of England with Beamish delaying opening whilst staff worked hard to clear the site for visitors. This was all done by around 1100 allowing the museum to open … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Three tram service at Beamish

Whilst much of the UK has been hit by Storms Ciara and Dennis, the northeast of England seems to have avoided a lot of the worst of the weather and while still cold that has meant that with the year’s … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Oporto 196 and Sheffield 264 at Beamish

We already know that the early part of 2020 will see the withdrawal from service of Oporto 196 at Beamish but before then it is still available for use and on Tuesday 4th February it was out on driver training … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 264 in service at Beamish

With Beamish still only open five days a week (closed Mondays and Fridays for a couple more weeks until the school February Half Term break) it is still a fairly quiet place if you take a visit, although Tuesday 28th … Continue reading

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Blackpool 31 leads the way at Beamish

If ever you needed an example of how hard working the trams are at Beamish on a year by year basis you only have to look at the latest mileage figures released on the Beamish Transport & Industry Blog with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish starts another year

Similarly to Blackpool, there isn’t much of a closed season for the UK’s hardest working heritage trams at Beamish with the museum open all year round (although at this time of year it is closed every Monday and Friday). 2020 … 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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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool Marton 31

We now come to the penultimate edition of “They Ran in 2019” and are off to Beamish again as we feature resident tram Blackpool Marton 31.

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They Ran in 2019: Newcastle 114

Its off to the northeast for today’s entry into the “They Ran in 2019” series and it’s a tram which originates from the northeast as well – Newcastle 114.

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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40

Hopefully your Christmas dinner was everything you hoped it would be and you are now relaxing and getting ready for the Queen’s speech! If you or if you’re not it doesn’t matter as in the meantime you have another British … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Sunderland 16

Beamish is the location for this edition of “They Ran in 2019” and its one of the resident trams which features – Sunderland 16.

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In Pictures: Sheffield 264 and Sunderland 16 at Beamish

In this short pictorial article we are off to Beamish again – because why not! Thursday 5th December was just another ordinary day at the museum with two trams providing the service around the museum circuit. This saw the usual … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Manchester 765

A tram which has operated on two different tramways in 2019 is the latest feature of “They Ran in 2019”, it is Heaton Park’s Manchester 765.

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They Ran in 2019: Sheffield 264

There is no doubt that the hardest working heritage trams in the country are those which ply their trade at Beamish with year round operation running round and round the museum circuit. One of those which sees uses all year … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams at Beamish and the new bus depot

Whilst across most of the country heritage trams are taking a well earnt rest (in the main except for weekends in Blackpool and for Lightopia at Heaton Park) it is very much a case of business as usual at Beamish … Continue reading

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In Pictures: An interloper in the tram depot at Beamish

You get rid of one set of squatters and then another one turns up! That’s how it is in the tram depot at Beamish with the buses now having left the building for their all new garage but the Steam … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Autumn comes to Beamish

With the new bus garage at Beamish now completed on the exterior and work underway on final fitting out the buses have left the tram depot giving plenty of additional space there, almost making it seem empty on the far … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A busy Half Term Day at Beamish

It’s the last hurrah before Christmas, the October Half Term school holidays as many heritage attractions open fully for the last time of the year, and as far as Beamish is concerned it’s another busy period, especially with Halloween evening … Continue reading

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