Heritage Trams this week…

Slightly later than usual, here is our weekly guide to what’s going on at the various heritage tramways 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.

Next Event: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Sunday 6th October – featuring an enhanced tram service with up to four trams expected to operate during the day.

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!)

On Fridays and Saturdays (plus the October Half Term week) it is intended that two heritage trams will supplement the Illuminated vehicles with five trams being used to operate tours; however this has not always been the case on Friday nights when demand has often only warranted four cars being operated.

Crich Tramway Village

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

Next Events: Models Weekend, 19th & 20th October/Red Oktober, 20th October only

Douglas Horse Tramway

Has now finished operation for the summer 2013 season.

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.

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. Both Stockport 5 and Blackpool 623 are currently available for use.

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
Friday 20th September.

Seaton Tramway

Trams will operate daily until the start of November.

The Green timetable is in operation until the end of October with trams every 30 minutes between 1000 and 1600 from Seaton returning at the same frequency from Colyton between 1030 and 1630.

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 Friday 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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