Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

What’s New on British Trams Online? 8th May 2022

Two more photo galleries this week with images from Luas and Beamish:

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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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Trams &: Newcastle 114 & Road Locomotive

Beamish is again the location for this edition of “Trams &” with another of the resident trams in action alongside a visiting steam road locomotive during one of the special events.

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Out and About: Sunderland 16 in service at Beamish

“Out and About” is back today and its off to Beamish again.

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Out and About: Blackpool 31 in service at Beamish

This latest edition of “Out and About” is heading to Beamish where we see Blackpool 31 in service along with other trams at rest in the depot.

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In Pictures: 3 tram service at Beamish as Front Street Terrace opens

The new Front Street Terrace – part of the new 1950s Town at Beamish – was officially opened on Saturday 19th February. Although the trams will not be running into the 1950s Town (eventually a trolleybus route is planned), the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams return to the full circuit at Beamish!

Since the tram service resumed at Beamish in September 2021 trams have been unable to run all the way around the tramway circuit with the section passing the Events Field between Foulbridge and the Town closed requiring maintenance works. That … Continue reading

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Change for Beamish’s transport events in 2022

Over recent pre-Covid years Beamish had developed their annual transport events leading to an annual four day Great North Steam Fair with lots of different forms of transport all competing for space around the museum site. But now after a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another different tram in service at Beamish

So far in 2022 as our “Beamish correspondent” has paid a visit to the museum there has been a different tram in use and that continued on Sunday 16th January when fully enclosed Sunderland 16 was allocated to service. This … Continue reading

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Sheffield 264 tops the tram mileage charts at Beamish again

Whilst 2021 was once again anything but a normal year for the Beamish Tramway (or let’s be honest the world!), the trams did run for around a quarter of the year (starting from the beginning of September through until the … 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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In Pictures: Blackpool 31 kicks off the year at Beamish

Having been one of the last heritage tramways to run in the UK during 2021, Beamish has been one of the first to run in 2022 with the museum being open across the festive period with the trams part of … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2021: Sheffield 264

Its our last visit of “They Ran in 2021” to Beamish as we feature another of the operating trams at the 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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They Ran in 2021: Blackpool 31

We make a return trip to Beamish for this latest edition of “They Ran in 2021” as we feature another of the trams which have run in service during this calendar year.

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Nexus help out with maintenance at Beamish!

Every so often the two sides of tram and light rail in the UK come together – we’re talking about the heritage and the modern as Nexus have recently helped out with some maintenance at Beamish. Staff from the Tyne … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Just another day at Beamish

Beamish – The Living Museum of the North – continues to be open five days a week up until the Christmas holidays which while it reduces chances to see the trams in operation still gives plenty of opportunities! One tram … Continue reading

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Storm Arwen causes major disruption across the north of the UK

The first major weather related disruption of the autumn/winter 2021/2 period has now happened with Storm Arwen causing major issues for several light rail and tram systems in the north of the UK – the Tyne and Wear Metro seeing … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bus Running Day at Beamish – with added trams!

On Saturday 23rd October, Beamish held their second transport based event since re-opening after the pandemic with a Bus Running Day taking place. As well as resident buses there were a number of visiting vehicles and with the trams (Blackpool … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another two tram service at Beamish

Saturday 30th October was another busy day for Beamish’s trams with a two tram service in operation around the current horseshoe(ish!) line available. As it was the end of October and the weather was end of October like the two … Continue reading

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