Category Archives: North Eastern Electrical Transport Trust

NELSAM announce first ever tram event

The North East Land, Sea & Air Museum near Sunderland will be hosting its very first tram event on Sunday 11th August this year, in order to allow interested people to have a good look at each of the trams on … Continue reading

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A busy week for NELSAM

The first week of July has been a monumental one for the North East Electrical Traction Trust, who have taken great strides forward in their mission to develop a collection of historic trams for display at the North East Land … Continue reading

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Blackpool trams invade Sunderland!

In a week dominated by road journeys involving preserved trams, the North East Electrical Traction Trust has now completed the process of moving all of its Blackpool trams to the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum at Sunderland. Twin … Continue reading

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From Budapest to Bradford and back to Budapest!

The North East Electrical Traction Trust (NEETT) have recently earned a reputation as one of the most promising organisations in the UK tram preservation scene, with hardly a week passing by without some exciting news emerging from this group. This … Continue reading

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‘Hovertram’ to be restored at Blackpool?

Following the recent surprise announcement that the North East Electrical Traction Trust have been negotiating to acquire the illuminated Blackpool ‘Hovertram’ 735, another equally surprising yet pleasing piece of news has followed. The car’s new owners have now confirmed a … Continue reading

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Krefeld 412 joins the NEETT fleet

On Monday 10th June, the second tramcar arrived at the North East Land, Sea & Air Museum (NELSAM) site near Sunderland. Following in the tracks of Blackpool Balloon 721, Krefeld 412 has now arrived on site, having only just been … Continue reading

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A new home for the Hovertram

One of Blackpool’s famous illuminated trams looks set for a more prosperous future, following a surprise announcement that the North East Electrical Traction Trust have agreed to purchase the Hovertram 735. This unique tram left Blackpool in 2007 after being … Continue reading

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Balloon car 721 to run at Heaton Park

Following a considerable amount of speculation, the Heaton Park Tramway has now confirmed that negotiations are well underway to bring Blackpool Balloon 721 to Manchester, for an operating loan at Heaton Park. The car is owned by the North East … Continue reading

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NEETT on track for new depot

The North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust continue to make fantastic progress towards their goal of building a new depot at the site of the North East Sea, Land & Air Museum in Sunderland, in which to house their tram and … Continue reading

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Blackpool Balloon car moves to aircraft museum

Tuesday 6th May 2013 was a very exciting day for the North East Electrical Traction Trust, as the first of the group’s collection of historic trams was delivered to the North East Aircraft Museum in Sunderland. The chosen vehicle was … Continue reading

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NEETT plan for the future

They may be newcomers to the tram preservation scene, but the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust are certainly keen to make up for lost time, with plenty of plans for the future of its growing vehicle collection. Recently the group … Continue reading

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NEETT begin work on a new tram depot

After a period of apparent silence for several months, it was beginning to look like little was being achieved by the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust – but it has now been announced that, behind the scenes, this was far … Continue reading

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Twin set 674+684 swaps North West for North East

Concluding a busy week for Scott’s Heavy Haulage, Twin set 674+684 has now left Blackpool and joined the recently departed Centenary car 647 at a temporary storage site in Gateshead after being sold to the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust. … Continue reading

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Last traditional Blackpool tram departs

Tuesday 10th July 2012 saw the second tram in consecutive days to leave Blackpool’s Rigby Road depot for good, when Centenary car 647 set off for pastures new on the back of a low loader provided by Scott’s Heavy Haulage. … Continue reading

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Enthusiasts invited to design a tram livery!

The North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust recently confirmed their purchase of Blackpool Centenary car 647 following its withdrawal by Blackpool Transport at the end of 2011. 647 is undoubtedly a very important tram as it represents the very last traditional … Continue reading

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Blackpool ‘Balloon’ set for open-top restoration

What could potentially be one of the most exciting projects involving a recently preserved Blackpool tram has been announced, as part of a collaboration between the Manchester Transport Museum Society and the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust. It has been … Continue reading

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NEETT announce future plans and partnerships

Recently, we reported on plans by the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust (NEETT) to develop a museum in the Sunderland area in which to house its growing vehicle collection, including trams from Blackpool and overseas. Thanks to this helpful organisation, British … Continue reading

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NEETT plan a new depot for their fleet

The North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust (NEETT for short) have become the latest tram-related organisation to launch an appeal to fund the construction of a new depot in which to house its collection of trams. The Sunderland-based organisation has enjoyed … Continue reading

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More Blackpool trams sold

A new player in the British transport preservation movement has stepped in at a crucial time to save some of Blackpool’s unwanted tram fleet. The North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust, who are based in the Sunderland area, have already acquired one … Continue reading

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