Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

Storm Arwen causes major disruption across the north of the UK

The first major weather related disruption of the autumn/winter 2021/2 period has now happened with Storm Arwen causing major issues for several light rail and tram systems in the north of the UK – the Tyne and Wear Metro seeing … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bus Running Day at Beamish – with added trams!

On Saturday 23rd October, Beamish held their second transport based event since re-opening after the pandemic with a Bus Running Day taking place. As well as resident buses there were a number of visiting vehicles and with the trams (Blackpool … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another two tram service at Beamish

Saturday 30th October was another busy day for Beamish’s trams with a two tram service in operation around the current horseshoe(ish!) line available. As it was the end of October and the weather was end of October like the two … Continue reading

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Where to get a ride on a heritage tram – November 2021

The main operating season for many heritage tramways across the British Isles may now be over but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy a ride anywhere as there are still various locations which are continuing to run. … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

With the end of October/start of November traditionally the end of the heritage tram season across the British Isles we thought it was an appropriate time to have another update of heritage trams which have run during 2021. There has … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A busy half-term at Beamish

Its traditionally been the last hurrah before the end of the season – October Half-Term week – and it would appear that 2021 has been no different with many attractions seeing bumper attendances from families wanting to enjoy a day … Continue reading

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Trams &: Oporto 196 & Steam Locomotive

It’s a trip to Beamish again for this latest edition of “Trams &” as we take a look at one of the fleet of trams in operation and finding a steam locomotive on its way around the tramway circuit.

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In Pictures: Another visit to Beamish

Up in the northeast and Beamish currently remains open daily – pre-booked timeslot tickets are still required to visit – although come Monday 1st November and that will change with winter opening hours starting which means it will be closed … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 17th October 2021

There are two new Photo Galleries now added to the site, featuring West Midlands Metro construction images and shots from a Photo Charter at Beamish:

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Newcastle 114 cleared for return to service

Beamish once again have five trams available for service with Newcastle 114 now commissioned for use following testing after the refitting of its overhauled motors. Its not known whether it has yet carried any passengers and the weather may not … Continue reading

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Newcastle 114 starts testing

Its been a long time coming – but then what hasn’t over the past 18 months or so! – but Newcastle 114 has now been reunited with its motors and has started to be testing on the tramway at Beamish … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams return to Beamish Town Centre

Since trams returned to service at Beamish on 4th September they have only been able to run to the outskirts of the town with a temporary terminus provided at Town East, but all that has now changed with Wednesday 22nd … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams in the sun at Beamish

Now that trams are running seven days a week, and with schools back after the summer holidays, the opportunity to see them in operation in relaxing and quiet surroundings at Beamish is back. Still with one tram a day working … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 16th September 2021

This week we have photos from Sheffield again as well as a trip to Beamish:

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In Pictures: Trams back at Beamish – including weekdays!

When trams returned to operation at Beamish on Saturday 4th September it was expected that the rest of the month they would be restricted to weekend only operation – but on Monday 13th September that assumption was proved wrong as … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

This is our early September update to keep tabs on which trams have run on heritage tramways across the British Isles so far during 2021. There hasn’t been a huge amount of movement in the past month although Beamish has … Continue reading

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Blackpool 31 resumes tram operation at Beamish

It may have been a long time but trams are now officially back operating at Beamish with the first passenger runs since March 2020 taking place on Saturday 4th September. Blackpool car Marton 31 did the honours in slightly damp … Continue reading

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Trams confirmed to return at Beamish 4th September

After 533 days when there have been no trams in public service at Beamish, Saturday 4th September will be a momentous day as a limited tram service will resume once more! Its going to be different to how it was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Oporto 196 runs at Beamish

With the proposed start date for public tram services at Beamish edging ever closer (the plan was for services to commence from Saturday 4th September) driver re-familiarisation has been continuing over the past few days with Oporto 196 the tram … Continue reading

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Tram runs again at Beamish!

Its been a long-time coming but Tuesday 10th August 2021 the first tram ran at Beamish since March 2020 as the testing/commissioning process for the tramway steps up a gear. Oporto 196 was the chosen tram to run on part … Continue reading

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