Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

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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In Pictures: Box 40’s time drawing to an end at Beamish

Its time in the northeast seems to have flown by but in a little over a week Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 will have run for the very last time at Beamish with the plan being that it will operate … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wet weather trams in action at Beamish

In a lot of our updates from Beamish recently the sun has been shining which has meant the good weather trams (Blackpool 31, Newcastle 114 and Sheffield 264) have been in service. But with the weather having become a tad … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Around the depot at Beamish

Whilst the rest of the museum is busy with crowds of summer holidaymakers around the tram depot at Beamish it is an all together calmer affair with those trams not needed for service resting ahead of their next use. Wednesday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress continues on new bus depot at Beamish

The Remaking Beamish project is continuing at a pace with the first 1950s building having opened at the start of the summer (the Welfare Hall). From a transport point of view the first major project will be the new bus … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Let summer begin at Beamish!

The so-called Moroccan plume heading across the UK at the moment has reached the northeast at Beamish which not only means its time for the open trams but is also time, especially at the start of long school summer holidays, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 1950s weekend at Beamish

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July saw Beamish head back to the 1950s (or is that forward to the 1950s?!) for another weekend event. As always the trams provided a vital transport link around the museum site with the Saturday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A dull and damp July weekday sees Box 40 in action

With most schools still hard at work – at least for a few more weeks anyway – Beamish is currently in the inbetween season, sort of the calm before the storm of the summer holidays if you want!, with a … Continue reading

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They’ve run in 2019…

In this new article – which will continue to be updated as and when more trams enter service for the first time time this year – we take a look at all of those trams which have operated in passenger … Continue reading

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In Pictures: When tram movements don’t quite go according to plan…

Earlier this week we reported on the departure of Manchester 765 from Beamish as it returned to its home at the Heaton Park Tramway. But whilst the tram is now safely ensconced back in Manchester now it was a trip … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Manchester 765 gets ready for the off from Beamish

In a little over a week Manchester 765 will be back in its home city at the Heaton Park Tramway getting ready for Tramtastic 2019 when it will return to action in Manchester but its not yet done with its … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Unusual moves at Beamish

Track maintenance at Beamish on Monday 17th June meant that the tram service was unable to operate the complete circuit of the museum with trams only running between Foulbridge/Home Farm and the Town via Pockerley (the section between Foulbridge and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams in action at Beamish

Saturday 15th June saw a Morris Car Rally take place at Beamish which gave some extra photo opportunities alongside the operating trams. A three car service was running on this day which included three resident double deckers: Sunderland 16, Blackpool … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Beamish

The Half Term holidays may be over but Beamish still continues to be busy enough for a three tram service to operate. That was what was in operation on Tuesday 4th June with three long-term residents in service: Blackpool 31 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Latest from Beamish

The past week has seen the May Half Term school holidays across the UK, a week where traditionally things really start to ramp up with various tourist attractions enjoying higher visitor numbers and Beamish was no different. On a visit … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Beamish 1 and Glasgow Subway Cars

This week we are off to Beamish in 1977 for a view which not only includes a tram in service but also some redundant Glasgow Subway Cars which had been acquired for their electrical equipment.

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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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