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 until Sunday 3rd November 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!)

On Fridays and Saturdays (plus the October Half Term week: week commencing 28th October) it is intended that two heritage trams will supplement the Illuminated vehicles with five trams being used to operate tours – subject to the usual caveats and on some days already this year only four  trams have run.

Crich Tramway Village

Now open daily until 3rd November. Museum is open between 1000 and 1630 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

Now closed for the winter with the exception of pre-booked Santa Specials on 7th/8th, 14th/15th and 20th/21st/22nd December.

Great Orme Tramway

Finished operation for 2013.

Heaton Park Tramway

The tramway operates every Sunday, with trams running 1200-1600 until 15th December. Both Stockport 5 and Blackpool 623 are currently available for use.

Manx Electric Railway

The season is now starting to come to a close with reduced operation now in place until Sunday 3rd November. The following timetables will be in operation for the next month:

Timetable A (4 departures between Derby Castle and Ramsey between 0940 and 1440, returning at 1110 to 1610) – Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays until Thursday 24th October.

Timetable B (7 departures between Derby Castle and Ramsey daily between 0940 and 1610, returning from Ramsey between 1010 and 1640) – Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November.

There are no services on Monday 21st and Fridays 18th and 25th October.

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

Services are now starting to wind down for the season with limited operation now in place until Thursday 31st October. The following timetables will be in operation:

Timetable A (7 return trips up the Mountain between 1015 and 1545) – Wednesday 23rd October, Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October.

Timetable B (7 return trips up the Mountain between 1015 and 1545) – Saturday 26th-Thursday 31st October

There will be no services on Monday 21st October, Tuesday 22nd October, Thursday 24th October and Fridays 18th and 25th October.

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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