Heritage Trams this week…

Our weekly look at when and where you can travel on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man. All the information here is given in good faith but you are advised to check before travelling any significant distance with the organisations involved.

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

Open daily between 1000 and 1700 with trams operating each day round the Museum circuit.

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Trams will operate during the summer school holidays Wednesdays to Sundays. First tram from Woodside Ferry at 1300, last tram departs Woodside Ferry to Depot at 1630.

Black Country Living Museum

Open daily between 1000 and 1700 with one tram in service.

Blackpool Tramway

The Heritage Tram service will operate again over the August Bank Holiday weekend which should feature the return to the rails of Boat 602, full details to follow. From Sunday 1st September the service then reverts to running nightly during the Illuminations.

Crich Tramway Village

Now open daily until 3rd November. Museum is open between 1000 and 1730 with trams operating daily.

On Sunday 4 August an “Emergency Vehicles” event will take place. This is planned to include the display of New York 674 alongside emergency services vehicles in the depot yard.

Douglas Horse Tramway

Operating daily until Sunday 15 September. First tram departs Strathallan at 0900 with last departure at 1800.

East Anglia Transport Museum

The Museum is open every Tuesday (1300-1700), Wednesday (1300-1700), Thursday (1300-1700), Saturday (1300-1700) and Sunday (1100-1700, except during special events) until 28 August.

Great Orme Tramway

Services run daily every 20 minutes between 1000 and 1800 until the end of September.

Heaton Park Tramway

The tramway operates every Sunday until the end of September with trams running 1200-1700.

Manx Electric Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6th October. Timetable D (14 departures from Douglas between 0940 and 1640) is now in operation until Sunday 1 September. Evening services will run all Wednesdays and Fridays during this period.

Seaton Tramway

Open daily until the start of November.

The main summer service is now in operation and should run to the following pattern until Sunday 1 September:

Sundays-Thursdays: Red timetable – every 20 minutes, first departure Seaton 1000, first departure Colyton 1030, last departure Seaton 1700, last departure Colyton 1730

Fridays & Saturdays: Purple timetable using the “Eastbourne trams” 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 – every 20 minutes, first departure Seaton 1000, first departure Colyton 1030, last departure Seaton 1700, last departure Colyton 1730.

In addition every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 26 July to 8 September will see special Dinosaur Train departures from Seaton at 1100, 1240 and 1400.

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6 October with timetable D (every half hour between 1015 and 1545) in operation until Sunday 1 September. Evening services run every Wednesday and Friday during this period with the exception of 31 July.

Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

The Museum is open daily between 1000 and 1600.

The information provided above is given in good faith and is correct to the best of our knowledge. If you know of any errors please contact us by using the comments section below or by emailing gareth.bto@hotmail.co.uk.

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