Heritage Trams this week

After the excitement of last weekend’s Electric 50 event at Crich we enter a bit of a lull with specific tram events but that doesn’t mean there is nothing happening! Beamish, Blackpool, Crich, the MER, Seaton, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Summerlee continue to offer a daily (or nightly in Blackpool’s case) service so there is plenty to keep you occupied if heritage trams are your thing. And it is only just over a fortnight until the main event of the year at Birkenhead so we aren’t all hibernating just yet!

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

Current Status: Open daily

Opening hours: 1000-1700 (last admission 1500)

More info @ http://www.beamish.org.uk.

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Current Status: Operates every Saturday and Sunday.

Operating hours: Services run from Taylor Street Museum at 1300 and then every half hour until 1630, returning from Woodside Ferry at 1315 until the last possible return at 1615.

Next Special Event: Sunday 5th October – Bus & Tram Show

More info @ http://www.mtps.co.uk

Blackpool Tramway

Current Status: Operates nightly during the Illuminations until Sunday 9th November

Operating Hours: Tours start shortly after the Illuminations are switched on nightly (details of times can be found at http://www.blackpooltransport.com/services/illuminations)

More info @ https://www.facebook.com/BlackpoolHeritageTramTours

Crich Tramway Village

Current Status: Open Daily

Opening hours: 1000-1730 (last admission 1600). At least 3 trams should be in service each day (subject to availability)

Next special event: Sunday 12th October – Celebrate Blackpool 711’s 80th Birthday (with up to 9 trams in service)

More info @ http://www.tramway.co.uk

East Anglia Transport Museum

Current Status: Open (details of when see below).

Opening hours: Every Thursday & Saturday 1300-1700 (last admission 1600) and every Sunday 1100-1700 (last admission 1600) until Sunday 28th September.

More info @ http://www.eatm.org.uk/index.html

Great Orme Tramway

Current Status: Operates daily

Operating hours: 1000-1800 (during October 1000-1700) until late October. Trams every 20 minutes

More info @ http://www.greatormetramway.co.uk/index.asp

Heaton Park Tramway

Current Status: Open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Operating hours: 1200-1700 using at least one tram.

Next special event: Autumn Gala – Sunday 23rd November

More info @ http://www.heatonparktramway.co.uk

Manx Electric Railway

Current Status: Operating daily. See below for details of when.

The following services will run over the next few weeks:

Until Sunday 28th September – Timetable C (10 departures from Derby Castle per day between 0940 until 1640 – final departure only as far as Laxey rest go to Ramsey – returning from Ramsey between 1010 and 1640 – also departure from Laxey for Derby Castle at 0955)

There will be additional evening services between Derby Castle and Laxey on Friday 19th September.

Next special event: Winter Photography on the MER – 1st November

More info @ http://www.gov.im/publictransport/Rail/Electric/

Seaton Tramway

Current Status: Daily running.

The Yellow timetable is in operation until Sunday 2nd November with the first tram from Seaton at 1000 and then every 30 minutes until 1600 with returns from Colyton between 1030 and 1630.

More info @ http://www.tram.co.uk

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Current Status: Operating Daily.

The following services will run over the next few weeks:

Until Sunday 28th September – Timetable C (half hourly services 1015-1545)

There will be evening services (Summit diners only) on Friday 19th September.

More info @ http://www.gov.im/publictransport/Rail/Snaefell

Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Current Status: Open daily

Opening hours: 1000-1700. One tram is usually in service each day.

More info @ http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=15877.

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

It may no longer feature above (as it has now finished operation for the season) but this week we feature the Douglas Horse Tramway with the appropriately named horse Douglas hauling the Royal Tram 44 away from Strathallan in May 2013. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Barton Photography)

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