Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

Marton 31 to miss summer 2017?

Despite having returned to Beamish Museum from Blackpool in March of this year, Blackpool Marton Box 31 has still not returned to service at its home tramway. This is due to the car having worn tyres, and it has now … Continue reading

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Beamish Steam Fair pulls in the punters

The annual Great North Steam Fair at Beamish Museum was held this year from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th April, and as usual, this featured a mouthwatering array of steam engines plus numerous other working transport exhibits and, for the … Continue reading

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Balloon 703 returns home

Another tram has returned home to Blackpool with Balloon car 703 – lately masquerading as Sunderland 101 – arriving back at Rigby Road Depot on Thursday 23rd March following the lengthy journey from Beamish.

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Blackpool Standard 147 returns home

The year-long exchange of Blackpool trams Marton Box 31 and Standard 147 is now over, with the two trams now safely back at their usual respective homes of Beamish Museum and Blackpool respectively. After 31 had made the journey by … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Marton Thirty-Gone!

The loan of Marton Box 31 back to Blackpool officially came to an end on Monday 13th March, when the tram left the seaside town on the back of a Calkeld’s low loader for its long road journey back to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish prepare to bid farewell to 147

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March, Blackpool Standard car 147 operated in passenger service at Beamish Museum for what was expected to be the final time, prior to its preparation for return to Blackpool later this month. The tram … Continue reading

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Beamish trams on the turn!

February has seen not one, not two, but three of the resident tramcars at Beamish Museum placed on a low loader! However, none of the cars have actually left the museum grounds, but this was simply a means of turning … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 513

We are off to the north east for the next edition of Picture in Time with a visit to Beamish and a view of a tram which, although owned by the museum, hasn’t been seen running in those parts for … Continue reading

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We bring you the first new photos of the year (although they come from 2016) this week with a new Gallery now uploaded:

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703′s road trip fully funded – in a day!

No sooner had the Blackpool Heritage Trust announced its intention to repatriate Balloon car 703 from Beamish Museum – where it has resided in Sunderland guise since 2010 – then an appeal for funds to cover the costs of transporting … Continue reading

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Brush car 621 left out in the cold (** updated with photos**)

Whilst the expansion of the tram fleet at Beamish Museum has been a generally positive development, it has placed great pressure on the available depot space. The recent addition of Oporto C65 to the ranks following its transfer from the … Continue reading

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Big cash boost for Beamish Museum

There is a lot of celebrating going on at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, following the announcement that the museum had received a £10.9 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This successful bid will enable significant strides … Continue reading

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Taking coals to Newcastle…

Well a Coal Tram to Beamish anyway! The latest acquisition for the tram fleet at Beamish – Oporto Coal Tram C65 – has now arrived at its new home following its transfer from Crich. C65 was spotted outside the depot … Continue reading

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Oporto C65 and Bournemouth 85 set to change owners

One of the most elusive trams of the national collection is set to enjoy a rare period in the limelight ahead of a change of ownership. Oporto C65 was acquired by the National Tramway Museum in 2005 but upon transfer … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

The main site has been updated once again with a further three Photo Galleries for your viewing pleasure:

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 342

We have previously featured Beamish’s Sheffield 264 in the “Picture in Time” series when it was actually running as 264 but today we go back a bit further in time to see the tram when it was still under the … Continue reading

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Horses at war – but no 264

The second installment of Beamish Museum’s annual transport spectacular, this year with a First World War theme, was ‘Horses at War’ which was held over two days, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April. As the name suggests the main attraction … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We are back with another main site update this week and we bring you three more Photo Galleries alongside our usual updates:

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 264 (the Beamish one!)

In an odd quirk of fortune there are two trams from Sheffield numbered 264 which were saved for preservation and in today’s “Picture in Time” image we take a look at the one which has just returned to service at … Continue reading

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Sheffield 264 returns to service

Saturday 9th April 2016 was a historic day at Beamish Museum, not just because of the Great War Steam Fair event – but mainly because it was on this day that Sheffield 264 finally made its long-awaited return to passenger … Continue reading

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