Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

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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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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In Pictures: Track work at Beamish

Tuesday 2nd April saw some pre-planned track maintenance work at Beamish which meant that trams were unable to travel between the depot and the town. This led to trams reversing at each end with the unusual sight of tram crews … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

There are a couple of new Photo Galleries online for you now:

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In Pictures: Sunderland 16 returns to service

Having spent the best part of the last couple of months out of service with a failed resistor grid, Sunderland 16 made a welcome return to service at Beamish on Saturday 23rd March adding some extra capacity to the tram … Continue reading

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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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