Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

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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Beamish provide update on the tramway

While we continue to mention those heritage tramways which have reopened since the latest relaxation of Covid restrictions it should be remembered that there are still some which have not yet been able to reopen. One of those is at … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 12th June 2021

Just the one Photo Gallery included this week but its a bumper one as we take a look at some of the trams which have run at Beamish over the years:

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In Pictures: Buses back at Beamish – trams still over three months away!

Monday 17th May saw the return of normal transport operation at Beamish with a bus service now able to run around the museum site again. While the buses are now back running it remains a different story for the trams … Continue reading

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish reopens – transport waits to resume

Monday 12th April not only saw the reopening of the Crich Tramway Village and Seaton Tramway but also Beamish, although for the Living Museum of the North, it is almost a transport free zone for now with just the access … Continue reading

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Beamish set 4th September for return of trams

It has now been over 12 months since the last tram ran in passenger service at Beamish and with the nature of the museum’s operation it is going to be a while before you can enjoy a ride on board … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 264

One final trip to Beamish in this week’s “Picture in Time” as we take a look at a rather scruffy looking Sheffield 264.

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Picture in Time: Oporto 196

In this edition of “Picture in Time” we are featuring another of the resident trams at Beamish.

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Trams &: Sheffield 264 & Fire Engine

“Trams &” is today heading to northeast England and Beamish where we see the resplendent Sheffield 264 at the entrance along with a fire engine.

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Picture in Time: Gateshead 10

We are again taking a look at Beamish’s Tramway for this edition of “Picture in Time”.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool 31

The location for this edition of “Picture in Time” is Beamish again.

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Trams &: Sunderland 16 & Road Locomotive

In this edition of “Trams &” we take a trip to Beamish to see one of the resident trams alongside a visiting road locomotive.

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