They’ve Run in 2022!

Thank you to everyone who has provided updates to this list which are now shown below.

The last time we brought you this round-up of heritage trams which have run in the British Isles this year it was April, so what changes have there been over the past (nearly) six months? Quite a few with more trams having been used in service on various tramways – it may not have been as many as expected but there have still been a varied selection in operation. To remind you of the purpose of this article: its to list all heritage trams which have run with passengers during the calendar year (including private hires but not testing). This list is correct to the best of our knowledge, but as always if you notice any errors or omissions please let us know (full contact details are available at the end of the article).

Beamish – The Living Museum of the North

Blackpool: 31

Newcastle: 114

Oporto: 196

Sheffield: 264

Sunderland: 16

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Birkenhead: 69

Lisbon: 730

Liverpool: 245, 762

Wallasey: 78

Black Country Living Museum

The tramway remains closed owing to construction work. A note on the Black County Living Museum website states: “Due to the ongoing construction works, on weekdays we are currently unable to operate any transport which requires the use of electric overhead wires. There will be limited services on our trolleybuses on selected weekends and bank holidays. Our trams are currently out of operation, but will be on show for visitors to view.”

Blackpool Tramway

Bolton: 66

Boat: 227, 600

Brush: 621, 631

Centenary: 648

Railcoach: 680

Balloon: 700, 707, 711, 715, 717, 718, 723

Illuminated: Western Train, Frigate, Trawler

Crich Tramway Village

Berlin 223 006-4

Blackpool 167, 236, 630

Blackpool & Fleetwood: 40

Chesterfield: 7

Glasgow: 22

Leeds: 180, 345, 399

Liverpool: 869

London Transport: 1622

London United Tramways: 159

Metropolitan Electric Tramways: 331

Oporto: 273

Sheffield: 74, 510

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

27, 29, 36

East Anglia Transport Museum

Amsterdam: 474

Blackpool: 11, 159

London Transport: 1858

Sheffield: 513

Great Orme Tramway

4, 5, 6, 7

Open daily until the end of October.

Heaton Park Tramway

Blackpool: 623

Hull: 96

Manchester: 765

Stockport: 5

Manx Electric Railway

Motors: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 19, 21, 22, 32, 33

Trailers: 37, 40, 41, 42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62

Seaton Tramway

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

Snaefell Mountain Railway

1, 2, 4, 5

Statfold Barn Railway

Burton & Ashby: 14

Summerlee Museum

Dussledorf: 392

Glasgow: 1017

Lanarkshire: 53

Volk’s Electric Railway

6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Information is believed correct up to and including Friday 14th October 2022. This list is intended to show those trams which have run in some form of passenger service during 2022 (and thus does not include those on test/driver training) 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

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3 Responses to They’ve Run in 2022!

  1. Shaun Bradbury says:

    I can add a couple of trams to this list. I spent a week on the Isle of Man in September, and MER 22 was in use throughout that week. Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 29 was in use on 22nd September. I have photos and video of both these cars in service.

  2. Steve Kemp says:

    Snaefell 2 was in action during the transport week

  3. Peter Whiteley says:

    Both KLV and the Blackpool electric loco carried passengers on Trams day….

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