Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

What’s New on British Trams Online? 21st May 2023

This week we have some photos from the recent Fares Please! event at Beamish:

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In Pictures: The Beamish Tramway celebrates 50 years!

The Beamish Tramway has reached a major historical milestone with it having clocked up 50 years of operation – and rapidly approaching becoming the longest running of all tramways in the north east of England! To celebrate the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Out and About: A return to Beamish in December 2022

We continue to go back in time a bit for this edition of “Out and About” as we make a return visit to Beamish.

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Beamish gets ready to celebrate 50 years of their tramway

This coming weekend – Saturday 6th to Monday 8th May – will see Beamish celebrating 50 years of operation for the tramway which now runs for 1.5 miles around the museum site. A new event for 2023 – Fares Please! … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With more trams continuing to enter service for the first time this year we take another look at which heritage trams have run during 2023 so far. The aim is to feature all tramways within the British Isles and to … Continue reading

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Nexus help out at Beamish again

Tyne and Wear Metro engineers have been helping out at Beamish with overhead line repairs as part of an annual Nexus volunteer day. The staff were on hand to help the museum prepare for the main summer season with repairs … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish Steam Fair 2023

Over the years one of the most popular general transport events in the UK has been the Great North Steam Fair at Beamish. Before the pandemic this used to be a four day event which not only included the best … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With Crich, the Manx Electric Railway and Statfold Barn Railway now having started running for the year and joining the likes of Beamish, Blackpool and the Wirral Heritage Tramway we have our first round-up of which heritage trams have operated … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A little bit of snow at Beamish

Whilst further south there was major disruption caused by snow (with Crich having to delay their 2023 opening by two days) up in the northeast of England, whilst there was snow of the white stuff which came down, it was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trolley turning back at Beamish…

With the tramway at Beamish running on a circular route its usually the case that the only time that a trolley needs to be turned is at the depot when a tram enters service. But recent trackwork on the line … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 31 runs for the first time in 2023 as Beamish runs a three tram service

Saturday 18th February was the start of the February Half Term holidays in the northeast of England and marked the first time in 2023 that a three tram service operated at Beamish and saw the first use of open topper … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th February 2023

We have another “20 Photos of…” this week and its off to the northeast and Beamish:

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Trams &: Blackpool 31, Sheffield 264 & horse drawn carriage

We return to “Trams &” for the next few weeks and today we are off to Beamish for a couple of trams and a horse drawn carriage.

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Major investment to Beamish Tramway infrastructure

The tramway at Beamish is currently undergoing a programme of upgrade work to ensure that it remains safe and operational in a year that will see it celebrate its 50th anniversary. Beamish have recently appointed a new Transport Infrastructure Manager … Continue reading

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Out and About: A double tram view at Beamish – November 2022

In this latest “Out and About” we are heading back to early November 2022 for a visit to Beamish when Trevor Hall captured a shot of the usual winter pairing of trams together.

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In Pictures: Another year gets underway at Beamish

With Beamish remaining open all year round (albeit its winter offering sees more limited opening hours) its always a good place to see the “first heritage trams” of the year and in these first visits on British Trams Online for … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2022!

As we enter another year its time for one last look at which heritage trams ran in 2022. This is as a complete list of heritage trams which operated with passengers on board during the calendar year 2022 – it … Continue reading

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Out and About: A Beamish visit – November 2022

Its time to go “Out and About” again today and we take a look at some of the heritage trams in operation at Beamish on 26th November 2022.

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In Pictures: A last trip to Beamish for 2022…

In this article we take what will probably be our last look at the trams running at Beamish – a wet 20th December 2022. This may have been a midweek day but with half a dozen school buses outside the … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2022/23

Once again we bring you a one-stop article to see what services are planned on tramway and light rail systems across the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period. So, if you are fed up with staying at … Continue reading

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