They’ve Run in 2023!

Having last taken a look at which heritage trams have run in passenger service in British Isles during 2023 at the start of June you’d think almost three months later that there may be quite a few changes? In this latest update we see that its been a fairly consistent picture in most locations although the Isle of Man is the outlier with quite a few changes to report there. As always the aim of this article is to feature all tramways in the British Isles and to show which trams have run in passenger service so far this year. To qualify it has to have run with passengers on board so private hires count but not testing. If you notice and 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

Black Country Living Museum

The tramway remains closed as redevelopment works take place at the Museum.

Blackpool Tramway

Bolton: 66

Boat: 227, 600

Brush: 621, 631

Centenary: 648

Railcoach: 680

Balloon: 700, 707, 711, 713, 717, 723

Illuminated: Western Train, Frigate

Crich Tramway Village:

Berlin: 223 006-4

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

18, 21, 29, 36, 42, 45

East Anglia Transport Museum

Amsterdam: 474

Blackpool: 11, 159

Sheffield: 513

Great Orme Tramway

4, 5, 6, 7

Heaton Park Tramway

Blackpool: 619, 623

Hull: 96

Manchester: 765

Stockport: 5

Manx Electric Railway

Motors: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 16, 20, 21, 22, 32, 33

Trailers: 19, 40, 41, 42, 44, 47, 48, 49, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62

Works Vehicles: Freight Trailer 26, Works Car 34

Seaton Tramway

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

The tramway is currently closed and has not run since late 2022.

Volk’s Electric Railway

4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Wirral Heritage Tramway

Birkenhead: 69, 70

Liverpool: 245

Wallasey: 78

The tramway is currently closed whilst a takeover of the infrastructure is completed by Big Heritage and maintenance works take place on the tramway.

Information is believed correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd August 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 and information sent directly to us 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.

Two of the trams which have run on the Manx Electric Railway in 2023 are Tunnel Car 7 and Trailer 59. They are at Derby Castle on 31st July in this photo. (Photograph by David Mee)

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