Heritage Trams this week…

It’s time again for us to remind you just where you can travel on heritage trams in the UK and Isle of Man over the next week or so. 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 operate every Saturday and Sunday with the first tram from Woodside Ferry at 1300 and the last tram departing Woodside Ferry to Depot at 1630.

Black Country Living Museum

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

Blackpool Tramway

Illumination Tours are now in operation every night until Sunday 10th November. Tours depart from Pleasure Beach only from shortly after switch on each night with three trams being used most nights. The majority of tours will be operated by the Illuminated trio: Western Train 733+734, Frigate 736 and Trawler 737 although other members of the heritage fleet are likely to see fairly regular use (read on!)

Until 12th September the first tour each evening will be in the hands of a heritage tram as it will need to turn at Bispham to ensure it can get back to Pleasure Beach to operate a second tour during the evening.

On Fridays and Saturdays (plus the October Half Term week) at least two heritage trams will supplement the Illuminated vehicles with five trams being used to operate tours.

Crich Tramway Village

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

Next Special Events:

Classic Ford Day – 8th September

Enthusiasts’ Day – 14th September (further details to follow hopefully)

Douglas Horse Tramway

Operating daily until Sunday 15th September. First tram departs Strathallan (by the Manx Electric Railway terminus) at 0900 with departures every 20 minutes (with a slightly longer frequency over lunch) until 1720. Trams return from the Sea Terminal at 0920 and then every 20 minutes (with a longer frequency over lunch) until 1740.

East Anglia Transport Museum

The Museum is open every Thursday (1300-1700), Saturday (1300-1700) and Sunday (1100-1700) until the end of the September.

Next special event: End of Season Gala on 14th & 15th September, with all available trams, trolleybuses and other vehicles operating over the weekend and evening vehicle rides until 2100 (Saturday only).

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, with trams running 1200-1700 until the end of September. The main service tram is currently Stockport 5.

Manx Electric Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6th October. Timetable C is now in operation until Sunday 29th September (10 departures from Douglas between 0940 and 1640 – all but the last service run all the way to Ramsey). Evening services run between Douglas and Laxey on Fridays 13th and 20th September.

Next special event: 120th Anniversary of the Manx Electric Railway – Saturday 7th September. This is expected to feature  an enhanced service but no details have been released.

Seaton Tramway

Open daily until the start of November.

Until Sunday 15th September the Blue timetable will be in operation. This has services leaving Seaton every 20 minutes between 1000 and 1620 with return trips from Colyton between 1030 and 1650.

In addition every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 8th 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 C (every half hour between 1015 and 1545) in operation until Sunday 29th September. Evening services (for summit diners
only) also run on Fridays 13th and 20th September.

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@britishtramsonline.co.uk.

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