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 service on the UK’s heritage tramways. Its human nature to think more about what isn’t running so here we take a look at what we do have to enjoy – and there is still plenty of it to cater for most interests! The information has been gleaned from a number of sources but there are likely to be omissions or errors – if you notice any please contact us through the usual channels.


Blackpool: 31

Blackpool & Fleetwood: 40

Newcastle: 114

Oporto: 196

Sheffield: 264

Sunderland: 16

In addition Manchester 765 ran on loan before returning to Heaton Park

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Birkenhead: 20

Hong Kong: 69, 70

Lisbon: 730

Liverpool: 245, 762

Wallasey: 78

Black Country Living Museum

No information available. If you can assist with this please either leave a comment below or email

Blackpool Tramway

Standard: 147

Boat: 227, 600

Brush: 621, 631

Centenary: 642, 648

Railcoach: 680

Balloon: 700, 701, 711, 713, 715, 717, 718, 719, 723

Illuminated: Western Train 733+734, Frigate 736, Trawler 737

Bolton 66

In addition Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 ran before departing for Beamish

Crich Tramway Village

Berlin: 223 006-4

Blackpool: 40, 166, 167, 236, 630, 762

Chesterfield: 7

Glasgow: 22

Leeds: 180, 345, 399

Liverpool: 869

London County Council: 106

London United Tramways: 159

Metropolitan Electric Tramways: 331

Oporto: 273

Sheffield: 15, 74, 510

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

29, 45


East Anglia Transport Museum

Blackpool: 11, 159

Sheffield: 513

Information incomplete – can you help us fill in the gaps? Please leave a comment below or email if you can help!

Great Orme Tramway

4, 5, 6, 7

Heaton Park Tramway

Blackpool: 623

Hull: 96

Manchester: 765

Manx Electric Railway

Motors: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 20, 22, 32

Trailers: 43, 44, 46, 47, 51, 57, 59

Trailers 37, 49, 54 have also run on test but not yet in passenger service.

Seaton Tramway

2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16

Snaefell Mountain Railway

1, 4, 5

Statfold Barn Railway

Burton & Ashby 14

Summerlee Museum

Dusseldorf: 392

Glasgow: 1017

Lanarkshire: 53

Disclaimer: Just because a tram is shown above doesn’t mean that it is currently available for service. This list is intended to just show those trams which have run in passenger service during 2019 and is believed to be as accurate as possible.

The above list has now been updated in include trams in service on the Isle of Man. If you know of any mistakes or anything not included above either please leave a comment below or email

Last update: Wednesday 10th July 2019

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4 Responses to They’ve run in 2019…

  1. Andrew Waddington says:

    I think the illuminated Trawler 737 has also run in Blackpool this year, probably on a fish & chip special?

  2. Steve Kemp says:

    Great idea, I always try and travel on as many as I can each year this will give me an idea of what to try and get.
    I have previously done this the past few years and wonder if we could have another list of ones that have worked with the year it last worked or with a status UR under repair ST stored OP operational etc

    • Gareth Prior says:

      Hi Steve,

      The actual fleet lists of each system is the better place for that sort of information. They are colour coded (except for the Isle of Man systems which will follow at some point) to show what it operational, stored or under attention. Unfortunately it isn’t feasible to say for certain all the time which trams are under repair as they do go in and out the workshop quite frequently but it does give an overall picture.

      As for the year last operated. Watch this (or that) space!