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 made to the museum on Thursday 30th May a three tram service was running with Blackpool 31 and Sunderland 16 working clockwise and Sheffield 264 anti-clockwise.
The museum was pretty busy during this day with fairly long queues which did lead to the usual long waits at tram stops around the museum as passengers took their time getting on and off!
Elsewhere at the museum excellent progress continues to be made on the construction of the new bus depot with a roof now in place. Oporto 65 is now on road 1 in the depot having recently enjoyed a steam clean before it is lifted to allow the truck to be reversed (apparently this was put the wrong way round in a previous lift for ease of access!). It is then planned that the tram will be rewired before it is commissioned for use. It is then the plan that the truck and motor will be assessed ahead of an overhaul both mechanically and cosmetically.