They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete list but if you notice any ommissions please let us know!

Beamish

Blackpool: 31

Newcastle: 114

Oporto: 196

Sheffield: 264

Sunderland: 16

In addition Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 and 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

Dudley, Stourbridge & District: 5

Wolverhampton: 49

Blackpool Tramway

Standard: 143*, 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

* Yes, yes we know it only ran for part of one evening on a private tour but it still ran!

Crich Tramway Village

Berlin: 223 006-4

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

Blackpool & Fleetwood: 40

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, 42, 45

East Anglia Transport Museum

Blackpool: 11, 159

Sheffield: 513

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, 16, 19, 20, 22, 32, 33

Trailers: 37, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62

Seaton Tramway

2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19

Snaefell Mountain Railway

1, 2, 4, 5

Statfold Barn Railway

Burton & Ashby 14

Summerlee Museum

Dusseldorf: 392

Glasgow: 1017

Lanarkshire: 53

If accurate there are 121 different trams which ran during 2019. This included one tram (Blackpool & Fleetwood 40) which ran on three tramways and one tram (Manchester 765) which ran on two tramways. The Manx Electric Railway had the most trams at 31 with Statfold Barn Railway only having the one (but it is 100% of their tram fleet!).

Disclaimer: This list is intended to just show those trams which ran in some form of passenger service during 2019 and is as accurate as possible, although errors may have occurred.

If you know of any mistakes or anything not included above either please leave a comment below or email gareth@britishtramsonline.co.uk.

Final update: Wednesday 8th January 2020

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4 Responses to They ran 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!

      Gareth