One heritage tramway which often seems to go under the radar is the one at the East Anglia Transport Museum so we look to remedy that in this article as we take a look at the trams during a visit by David Maxwell on Thursday 8th July.
The museum is currently open three days a week (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) and this will soon be four times a week with Tuesday opening from 20th July. It will remain in this opening pattern until the end of August. For full details of opening times visit their website at https://www.eatransportmuseum.co.uk/times-prices.
On all opening days you can enjoy rides on the tramway, trolleybus route and railway and currently all the standard COVID restrictions remain in place. On the tramway Blackpool 159 is the operational tram with the remainder of the fleet – including Blackpool 11, Sheffield 513 and London Transport 1858 – to be found in the depot.
The depot is also the home of Lowestoft 14 which has been undergoing restoration for many years. This has moved on in more recent times with the tram having enjoyed a repaint and now looks stunning in its Lowestoft livery of Maroon and Yellow.
With expansion plans still being progressed following the acquisition of additional land a few years ago, the museum is constantly evolving. You are sure of a warm welcome if you are in the area so why not pay a visit to the East Anglia Transport Museum if you can?