Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

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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In Pictures: Latest from Beamish

With the quieter period continuing at Beamish a two tram service (one clockwise and one anti-clockwise) continues to suffice at most times on the tramway with Thursday 17th October seeing Blackpool 31 running clockwise and Sheffield 264 anti-clockwise. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading

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Santa’s getting ready on his…tram!

It may be hard to believe but in around two months time Santa will be getting on his sleigh to deliver toys to all the good girls and boys, but before the big day he’s going to be a busy … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sunderland 16 in action at Beamish

Now we are firmly in the autumn season it is a bit of the calm before the storm for many heritage tramways with schools firmly back and before the busy October Half Term period and then Christmas – a period … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 31 in action at Beamish

Beamish is now without any loan trams following the departure of first Manchester 765 and now Blackpool & Fleetwood 40 meaning the standard service at the museum is being operated by the home based fleet solely. The schools may now … Continue reading

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Box 40 returns to Crich

After the end of its successful six month loan spell in the north eats at Beamish, Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 is now safely back at the Crich Tramway Village; the first time it has seen Derbyshire for a little … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Box 40 runs for the last time at Beamish

Sunday 1st September was the last opportunity to enjoy a ride on Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 at Beamish ahead of its departure from the north east to return to Crich, where it was last seen for a brief spell … Continue reading

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