In Pictures: Another visit to Beamish

Up in the northeast and Beamish currently remains open daily – pre-booked timeslot tickets are still required to visit – although come Monday 1st November and that will change with winter opening hours starting which means it will be closed every Monday and Tuesday. The trams are continuing to run their revised service with the section of track past the Events Field between Foulbridge and the Town still remaining closed for maintenance. One tram a day is usually in service although there was mention that the October Half Term holidays would see a slightly enhanced service. In this latest pictorial update we take a look at a typical operating day in October – which also enabled the chance for a peek into road 1 of the depot which is now home to Gateshead 52. Trevor Hall is the photographer.

14th October 2021 saw Blackpool 31 allocated to service. Here we see the trolley being turned on the tram where trams are currently turned just beyond the Town street.

The traditional Town shot with 31 waiting to depart for a trip back to Foulbridge.

Inside the main tram shed with four operational trams seen in this shot: Newcastle 114, Sheffield 264, Sunderland 16 and Oporto 196.

Road 1 of the depot is now home to the “to be restored” trams. Gateshead 52 is closest to the camera – very much a potential long-term project for restoration – and Oporto 65 is just beyond that.

The Remaking Beamish project – which will see a 1950s town built amongst other developments – is continuing as this aerial view shows. (All Photographs by Trevor Hall, 14th October 2021)

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