They’ve Run in 2023!

With more trams continuing to enter service for the first time this year we take another look at which heritage trams have run during 2023 so far. The aim is to feature all tramways within the British Isles and to give an indication of what has run on each of them – to qualify it has to have run with passengers on board, so private hires do count but not any tram which has just been used for testing. As always any errors or omissions please let us know by using the contact details at the bottom of the article.

Beamish – The Living Museum of the North

Blackpool: 31

Newcastle: 114

Oporto: 196

Sheffield: 264

Sunderland: 16

Blackpool Tramway

Bolton: 66

Boat: 227, 600

Brush: 621, 631

Centenary: 648

Railcoach: 680

Balloon: 700, 707, 713, 717, 723

Illuminated: Western Train, Frigate

Crich Tramway Village:

Blackpool: 166, 167, 236, 630

Glasgow: 22

Leeds: 180, 399

Liverpool: 869

London United Tramways: 159

Metropolitan Electric Tramways: 331

Oporto: 273

Sheffield: 74, 510

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

36

East Anglia Transport Museum

Amsterdam: 474

Blackpool: 11, 159

Great Orme Tramway

4, 5, 6, 7

Heaton Park Tramway

Blackpool: 619, 623

Stockport: 5

Manx Electric Railway

Motors: 1, 5, 7, 9, 20, 21, 22

Trailers: 40, 41, 42, 48, 54, 56, 57, 59

Seaton Tramway

4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16

Snaefell Mountain Railway

1, 4, 5

Statfold Barn Railway

Burton & Ashby: 14

Summerlee Museum

No information available

Volk’s Electric Railway

4, 6, 7, 8, 10

Wirral Heritage Tramway

Birkenhead: 69, 70

Wallasey: 78

Information is believed correct up to and including Monday 24th April 2023. This list is intended to show those trams which have run in some form of passenger service during 2023 (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 gareth@britishtramsonline.co.uk.

One of 13 passenger trams to have run at Crich so far in 2023 is Leeds 180. It seen here at Town End on 19th March 2023. (Photograph by Stuart Cooke)

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