Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

Beamish trams on the turn!

February has seen not one, not two, but three of the resident tramcars at Beamish Museum placed on a low loader! However, none of the cars have actually left the museum grounds, but this was simply a means of turning … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 513

We are off to the north east for the next edition of Picture in Time with a visit to Beamish and a view of a tram which, although owned by the museum, hasn’t been seen running in those parts for … Continue reading

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We bring you the first new photos of the year (although they come from 2016) this week with a new Gallery now uploaded:

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703′s road trip fully funded – in a day!

No sooner had the Blackpool Heritage Trust announced its intention to repatriate Balloon car 703 from Beamish Museum – where it has resided in Sunderland guise since 2010 – then an appeal for funds to cover the costs of transporting … Continue reading

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Brush car 621 left out in the cold (** updated with photos**)

Whilst the expansion of the tram fleet at Beamish Museum has been a generally positive development, it has placed great pressure on the available depot space. The recent addition of Oporto C65 to the ranks following its transfer from the … Continue reading

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Big cash boost for Beamish Museum

There is a lot of celebrating going on at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, following the announcement that the museum had received a £10.9 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This successful bid will enable significant strides … Continue reading

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Taking coals to Newcastle…

Well a Coal Tram to Beamish anyway! The latest acquisition for the tram fleet at Beamish – Oporto Coal Tram C65 – has now arrived at its new home following its transfer from Crich. C65 was spotted outside the depot … Continue reading

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Oporto C65 and Bournemouth 85 set to change owners

One of the most elusive trams of the national collection is set to enjoy a rare period in the limelight ahead of a change of ownership. Oporto C65 was acquired by the National Tramway Museum in 2005 but upon transfer … Continue reading

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The main site has been updated once again with a further three Photo Galleries for your viewing pleasure:

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 342

We have previously featured Beamish’s Sheffield 264 in the “Picture in Time” series when it was actually running as 264 but today we go back a bit further in time to see the tram when it was still under the … Continue reading

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Horses at war – but no 264

The second installment of Beamish Museum’s annual transport spectacular, this year with a First World War theme, was ‘Horses at War’ which was held over two days, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April. As the name suggests the main attraction … Continue reading

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We are back with another main site update this week and we bring you three more Photo Galleries alongside our usual updates:

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 264 (the Beamish one!)

In an odd quirk of fortune there are two trams from Sheffield numbered 264 which were saved for preservation and in today’s “Picture in Time” image we take a look at the one which has just returned to service at … Continue reading

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Sheffield 264 returns to service

Saturday 9th April 2016 was a historic day at Beamish Museum, not just because of the Great War Steam Fair event – but mainly because it was on this day that Sheffield 264 finally made its long-awaited return to passenger … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have more Photo Galleries for you this week as part of our latest main site update:

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In Pictures: Blackpool 147 enters service at Beamish

Saturday 5th March saw Blackpool Standard 147 make its debut in passenger service at Beamish Museum, just seven days after it last operated in Blackpool. In between the two the tram has endured a rather prolonged and eventful road journey … Continue reading

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Standard 147 runs at Beamish

After finally arriving at Beamish Museum on 2nd March following a long and eventful road journey from its home town, no time has been wasted in preparing Blackpool Standard car 147 in its temporary new home. The following day, the … Continue reading

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An epic journey concludes for Standard 147

The road journey from Blackpool to Beamish by Standard 147 finally reached its conclusion on the morning of Wednesday 2nd March, when the tram finally arrived at the North East museum. Once unloaded, Marton 31 was then placed on the … Continue reading

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Gone four seven!

On Monday 29th February, Blackpool Standard car 147 bid a temporary farewell to its seaside home, departing for a loan period at Beamish Museum. This marked the first time that 147 had left Blackpool since its return home in 2000 … Continue reading

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Marton 31 & Standard 147 swap places for 2016!

Beamish Museum and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have joined forces to announce a very exciting arrangement which will be of mutual benefit, involving a temporary swap between two of their most popular trams. Beamish resident Marton Box 31 is set … Continue reading

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