Category Archives: East Anglia Transport Museum

In Pictures: Work underway for new tram depot at Carlton Colville

There is no doubt these are exciting times for the East Anglia Transport Museum. If we’re not reporting on new acquisitions or looking at current members of the collection we’re featuring work on expanding the site and it’s the last … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: East Anglia Transport Museum 50th Anniversary

This latest video from Bob Hodges was shot at the East Anglia Transport Museum 50th anniversary held on Sunday 29th May. This is the first part of the video which concentrates on the trams – three were running on the … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th June 2022

We head east to the East Anglia Transport Museum for this week’s set of photos:

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Two more trams for East Anglia Transport Museum

Two of the erstwhile Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust collection of trams are set to find a new home at the East Anglia Transport Museum with news that Blackpool trams Brush Car 290 and Ex-Towing Railcoach 678 will be heading east … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Three trams in service at East Anglia Transport Museum celebrates 50 years

Sunday 29th May saw the East Anglia Transport Museum celebrate 50 years of opening with a special event taking place at their Carlton Colville site. Over 1,000 people attended the event which offered half price admission to all and included … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday East Anglia Transport Museum!

Today sees the East Anglia Transport Museum mark 50 years of opening with a special event to commemorate the occasion. It is also the 50th anniversary of tram operation with a simple service running on that first day back in … Continue reading

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Blackpool 159 makes it four trams for Carlton Colville

The East Anglia Transport Museum now have four trams to call on for service following the return to service of Blackpool Standard 159 on Sunday 22nd May – its first passenger use of 2022.

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Glasgow 488’s top deck arrives at EATM

All parts of Glasgow 488 have now been reunited in the same county (and country!) once more after the unrestored top deck was transported from Wales arriving at the East Anglia Transport Museum on Thursday 24th March. The lower deck … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams under attention at Carlton Colville

The hard work to get trams ready for a new season at the East Anglia Transport Museum is well underway with London Transport 1858, Blackpool 159 and now Sheffield 513 all having received attention over the past couple of months. … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2021!

As 2021 is now over its time to round off things with this last “They Ran in 2021” article giving what we believe to be the complete picture of all heritage trams that ran in service during the year. As … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2021: Amsterdam 474 & Blackpool 159

Its two for the price of one in today’s edition of “They Ran in 2021”! We take a trip to the East Anglia Transport Museum.

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Christmas and New Year services 2021/2

Although we are now entering a period with additional restrictions amid a new Coronavirus variant if you need to get out the house over the Christmas and New Year period (whilst taking all the necessary precautions to slow the spread) … Continue reading

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In Pictures: London Transport 1858 back in service at Carlton Colville

The East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville have given us an early Christmas present with London Transport 1858 returning to service on Saturday 11th December. The tram hadn’t run in service since before the start of the pandemic requiring … Continue reading

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Voting now open for Tram of the Year!

After the two weeks nomination period you can now start to vote in the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2021! We will be looking to crown all four categories: Tram (Traditional), Tram (Modern), Tramway and Event of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work continues on the expansion of the East Anglia Transport Museum

Out of the limelight in East Anglia the volunteers at the East Anglia Transport Museum have been working hard over the past few months as the major expansion of the museum continues. This will eventually not only see an extended … Continue reading

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Where to get a ride on a heritage tram – November 2021

The main operating season for many heritage tramways across the British Isles may now be over but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy a ride anywhere as there are still various locations which are continuing to run. … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

With the end of October/start of November traditionally the end of the heritage tram season across the British Isles we thought it was an appropriate time to have another update of heritage trams which have run during 2021. There has … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021!

This is our early September update to keep tabs on which trams have run on heritage tramways across the British Isles so far during 2021. There hasn’t been a huge amount of movement in the past month although Beamish has … Continue reading

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Half of Glasgow 488 arrives in Suffolk

The project to restore Glasgow 488 so it can operate at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville has reached a momentous milestone as the lower deck has left Wales and arrived at a storage location in Suffolk. There … Continue reading

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