You get rid of one set of squatters and then another one turns up! That’s how it is in the tram depot at Beamish with the buses now having left the building for their all new garage but the Steam Elephant from the Pockerley Waggonway has now turned up for a visit with it being positioned at the very rear of the depot. It has taken the place formerly occupied by Gateshead 52 which itself has been moved to the front of road 1, its first move for quite some time and allowing its condition to be seen in more detail.
Thursday 14th November was another busy day at Beamish with yet more coach parties visiting (including students from Germany) and two trams were in service: Sunderland 16 and Sheffield 264. With mixed weather (a heavy shower and a hail storm included) the trams were either full and standing or empty as visitors took advantage of the pleasant autumnal weather. A third tram was also out on the mainline with Oporto 196 in use for driver training.