They Ran in 2020…

As we put 2020 “to bed” we bring you this look at those heritage trams which ran in the British Isles during the calendar year of 2020. Obviously, nowhere near as many trams ran during 2020 as in previous years with those tramways which did run after the first lockdown only needing a limited operating fleet with all the restrictions which were in place. This list includes all trams we believe ran during 2020 and where possible we have shown whether this was before or after the first lockdown between March and July 2020. As always, if you notice any errors or omissions please let us know!

Beamish

Blackpool: 31

Oporto: 196

Sheffield: 264

Sunderland: 16

Please note: All the above only operated pre the first lockdown. No passenger services have run on the Beamish Tramway since March.

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Hong Kong: 69, 70

Lisbon: 730

Please note: All the above only operated pre the first lockdown. No passenger services have run on the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway since March.

Black Country Living Museum

Dudley, Stourbridge & District: 5

Please note: It is not known if the trams have run at the Black Country Living Museum since the first lockdown started to ease.

Blackpool Tramway

Standard: 147*^

Boat: 227^, 600^

Brush: 621*^, 631*

Centenary: 642*^, 648*

Railcoach: 680*

Balloon: 700*^, 701*^, 707*^, 711*, 713*, 715*^, 717*^, 718*, 723*^

Illuminated: 736^, 737^

Bolton: 66*^

Please note: * signifies tram operated pre-lockdown. ^ signifies tram operated post-lockdown.

Crich Tramway Village

Berlin: 223 006-4*^

Blackpool: 40*^, 167^, 236^

Chesterfield: 7^

Glasgow: 22*^

Leeds: 180*, 345*^, 399*^

London County Council: 106^

Oporto: 273*

Please note: * signifies tram operated pre-lockdown. ^ signifies tram operated post-lockdown.

East Anglia Transport Museum

Blackpool: 159

Please note: Services only ran at the East Anglia Transport Museum following the first lockdown with 159 the sole operating tram for 2020.

Heaton Park Tramway

Blackpool: 623^

Hull: 96*

Manchester: 765^

Stockport: 5^

Please note: * signifies tram operated pre-lockdown. ^ signifies tram operated post-lockdown.

Manx Electric Railway

Motors: 5, 6, 7, 9*, 16, 19*, 20, 22*, 32, 33

Trailers: 37, 41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 56, 57, 59, 62

Please note: * signifies tram run pre-lockdown. All above trams have run post-lockdown.

Seaton Tramway

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

Please note: * signifies tram ran pre-lockdown. With the exception of 19 all have run in passenger service since lockdown.

Statfold Barn Railway

Burton & Ashby: 14

Please note: Burton & Ashby 14 has only run post-lockdown.

Summerlee Heritage Tramway

Dusseldorf: 392

Glasgow: 1017

Please note: The above have only run post the first lockdown.

Volk’s Electric Railway

6, 7, 8, 10

Please note: the above have only run post-lockdown.

Disclaimer: This list is intended to just show those trams which have run in some form of passenger service during 2020 and is as accurate as possible, although errors may have occurred. Various online sources have been used to collate this information.

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

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2 Responses to They Ran in 2020…

  1. John Hibbert says:

    Blackpool boats have been missed – I know 227 has been used but not sure about 600.

    • Gareth Prior says:

      Yes you’re right – not sure how I forget them! I’m pretty certain both ran over the anniversary weekend – 600 on the Saturday and 227 on the Sunday. Now added!

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