In Pictures: Beamish getting ready for Great North Steam Fair

The school Easter Holidays are upon us and it is very nearly time for the biggest transport event of the year at Beamish – the Great North Steam Fair. With the museum busier than recently on a weekday, Tuesday 9th April 2019 saw a four tram service in operation; Sunderland 16 and Blackpool 31 were running on the clockwise circuit with Newcastle 114 and Oporto 196 operating anti-clockwise.

The two visiting trams – Blackpool & Fleetwood 40 and Manchester 765 in case you’ve forgotten! – remained in the depot with 765 now on Road 1 and 40 on Road 3. There has been further movement around the depot with Oporto C65 now back in its former space on road 4 with its place at the head of road 2 now taken by Sheffield 264.

Inside the depot on 9th April showing Sheffield 264 in front of Grimsby & Immingham 26 (Gateshead 10) on Road 2. Blackpool & Fleetwood 40 is alongside on Road 3. (Photograph by Trevor Hall, 9th April 2019)

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