Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

In Pictures: 1950s weekend at Beamish

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July saw Beamish head back to the 1950s (or is that forward to the 1950s?!) for another weekend event. As always the trams provided a vital transport link around the museum site with the Saturday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A dull and damp July weekday sees Box 40 in action

With most schools still hard at work – at least for a few more weeks anyway – Beamish is currently in the inbetween season, sort of the calm before the storm of the summer holidays if you want!, with a … Continue reading

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They’ve run in 2019…

In this new article – which will continue to be updated as and when more trams enter service for the first time time this year – we take a look at all of those trams which have operated in passenger … Continue reading

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In Pictures: When tram movements don’t quite go according to plan…

Earlier this week we reported on the departure of Manchester 765 from Beamish as it returned to its home at the Heaton Park Tramway. But whilst the tram is now safely ensconced back in Manchester now it was a trip … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 gets ready for the off from Beamish

In a little over a week Manchester 765 will be back in its home city at the Heaton Park Tramway getting ready for Tramtastic 2019 when it will return to action in Manchester but its not yet done with its … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Unusual moves at Beamish

Track maintenance at Beamish on Monday 17th June meant that the tram service was unable to operate the complete circuit of the museum with trams only running between Foulbridge/Home Farm and the Town via Pockerley (the section between Foulbridge and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams in action at Beamish

Saturday 15th June saw a Morris Car Rally take place at Beamish which gave some extra photo opportunities alongside the operating trams. A three car service was running on this day which included three resident double deckers: Sunderland 16, Blackpool … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Beamish

The Half Term holidays may be over but Beamish still continues to be busy enough for a three tram service to operate. That was what was in operation on Tuesday 4th June with three long-term residents in service: Blackpool 31 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest from Beamish

The past week has seen the May Half Term school holidays across the UK, a week where traditionally things really start to ramp up with various tourist attractions enjoying higher visitor numbers and Beamish was no different. On a visit … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Beamish 1 and Glasgow Subway Cars

This week we are off to Beamish in 1977 for a view which not only includes a tram in service but also some redundant Glasgow Subway Cars which had been acquired for their electrical equipment.

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In Pictures: Latest developments at Beamish

The trams at Beamish have been in the news plenty of late, even those trams not operational have been moved around the depot and Oporto Coal tram 65 has once again been on the move. This time it has been … Continue reading

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In Pictures: It’s just another day at Beamish

Tuesday 7th May saw a three tram service at Beamish with Oporto 196 and Sheffield 264 in action clockwise and Sunderland 16 running anti-clockwise. As the season starts to develop more trams are expected to be seen in service on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 264 returns to service at Beamish

After a short period of testing and commissioning Sheffield 264 has returned to service at Beamish – bringing the number of available trams to a very respectable seven; a major change to 2018 when at times it was a struggle … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 264 starts testing at Beamish

It looks as if Beamish will soon be able to turn to seven trams to form the service with Sheffield 264 now under test as it nears completion of its winter works attention. This is a far cry from the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Easter Saturday at Beamish

Seven days previously Beamish was a tad chilly but fast forward a week to Easter Saturday, 20th April, and with warm and sunny weather across most of the British Isles it was a very different story for visitors to the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have the conclusion of our coverage from the Great North Steam Fair this week with a collection of photos:

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Box 40 and Manchester 765 amongst the stars at Great North Steam Fair

Probably unique within the UK in scale and variety, the Great North Steam Fair took place at Beamish for four days between 11th and 14th April with trams, trains and road vehicles all playing a starring role for the many … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Great North Steam Fair kicks off

Thursday 11th April saw the first day of Beamish’s Great North Steam Fair. With plenty of vintage vehicles in action the day also saw a four tram service in operation – Blackpool & Fleetwood 40 and Manchester 765 were in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish getting ready for Great North Steam Fair

The school Easter Holidays are upon us and it is very nearly time for the biggest transport event of the year at Beamish – the Great North Steam Fair. With the museum busier than recently on a weekday, Tuesday 9th … Continue reading

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In Preview: Great North Steam Fair at Beamish

After a couple of years when tram involvement has been confined to the resident fleet, the 2019 Great North Steam Fair at Beamish looks set to change that with not one but two on loans due to be in service … Continue reading

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