Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

Trams in Video: Beamish – 2009 & 2014

We head to Beamish for this edition of “Trams in Video” for film shot in both 2009 and 2014. A large variety of trams are included including members of the home fleet such as Blackpool 31, Newcastle 114 and Sheffield … Continue reading

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Sheffield Corporation Tramways 60 Years On – the Preserved Trams

On 8th October 1960 the last trams on the first generation Sheffield Corporation Tramways ran bringing to an end 87 years of tramway operation in the city. With the first horse trams having run on 7th October 1873 this was … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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Trams &: Sheffield 264 & Beamish Access Bus J2007

This latest look at a Tram and something else is again in the northeast of England at Beamish.

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museum

With restrictions due to be relaxed from Saturday 4th July in England it has been confirmed that tram museums and heritage services will be able to resume from that date. This round-up gives details of those lines which have confirmed … Continue reading

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Trams &: Newcastle 114 & Yorkshire Wagon 117

We take another trip to Beamish for this edition of a tram and something else!

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Police inquiry into financial concerns at Beamish

It has been confirmed that Durham Police are investigating claims of financial concerns at Beamish. The financial concerns were first raised last September with a staff member being suspended at the same time with this reported directly to the Charity … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool 31

The last in this series of photos from Beamish in 1996 is featured in “Picture in Time” today with the ever-popular Blackpool 31 shown.

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 513 & Newcastle 114

Another trip to Beamish for an image taken of the trams there in 1996 today. In this edition we again take a peek inside the depot.

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Picture in Time: Newcastle 114 & Blackpool 31

A tram double for you today as we are again at Beamish and take a look at Newcastle 114 and Blackpool 31.

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Trams &: Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 & Burrel Showmans Road Locomotive 3896

It was inevitable that in this series we were going to end up at Beamish at some point but what is probably the biggest surprise is that it has taken us this long!

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Picture in Time: Oporto 196

Another visit to the northeast today as we are again at Beamish in 1996. This time we take a look at Oporto 196.

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Picture in Time: Newcastle 114

For the next few weeks we will be visiting Beamish for a series of images taken at the museum in 1996 showing the trams as they were 24 years ago.

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Beamish

With Beamish now back to be open seven days a week its very much business as usual for the trams – depending on the day you could have one, two or three trams in service. Wednesday 4th March was an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First signs of winter at Beamish

Monday 24th February saw the first snowfall of winter in the northeast of England with Beamish delaying opening whilst staff worked hard to clear the site for visitors. This was all done by around 1100 allowing the museum to open … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Three tram service at Beamish

Whilst much of the UK has been hit by Storms Ciara and Dennis, the northeast of England seems to have avoided a lot of the worst of the weather and while still cold that has meant that with the year’s … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Oporto 196 and Sheffield 264 at Beamish

We already know that the early part of 2020 will see the withdrawal from service of Oporto 196 at Beamish but before then it is still available for use and on Tuesday 4th February it was out on driver training … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 264 in service at Beamish

With Beamish still only open five days a week (closed Mondays and Fridays for a couple more weeks until the school February Half Term break) it is still a fairly quiet place if you take a visit, although Tuesday 28th … Continue reading

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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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