In Pictures: Box 40’s time drawing to an end at Beamish

Its time in the northeast seems to have flown by but in a little over a week Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 will have run for the very last time at Beamish with the plan being that it will operate over the weekend of Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September before it is prepared for its trip back south to Crich and commissioning ahead of an entry into service in time for the 60th anniversary of the museum site on 21st and 22nd September. A recent mileage extension agreed with Crich has meant that 40 has seen more use of late but with the summer holidays in full swing the higher capacity trams have been preferred. In this article we take a look at 40 resting around the depot fan. Photos by Trevor Hall.

40 rests outside the depot, soaking up the summer sun.

With a shunt taking place here we see 40 joined by Oporto 196 outside the depot. (Both Photographs by Trevor Hall, 21st August 2019)

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