Category Archives: Beamish Tramway

Trams &: Oporto 196 & Steam Locomotive

It’s a trip to Beamish again for this latest edition of “Trams &” as we take a look at one of the fleet of trams in operation and finding a steam locomotive on its way around the tramway circuit.

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In Pictures: Another visit to Beamish

Up in the northeast and Beamish currently remains open daily – pre-booked timeslot tickets are still required to visit – although come Monday 1st November and that will change with winter opening hours starting which means it will be closed … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 17th October 2021

There are two new Photo Galleries now added to the site, featuring West Midlands Metro construction images and shots from a Photo Charter at Beamish:

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Newcastle 114 cleared for return to service

Beamish once again have five trams available for service with Newcastle 114 now commissioned for use following testing after the refitting of its overhauled motors. Its not known whether it has yet carried any passengers and the weather may not … Continue reading

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Newcastle 114 starts testing

Its been a long time coming – but then what hasn’t over the past 18 months or so! – but Newcastle 114 has now been reunited with its motors and has started to be testing on the tramway at Beamish … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams return to Beamish Town Centre

Since trams returned to service at Beamish on 4th September they have only been able to run to the outskirts of the town with a temporary terminus provided at Town East, but all that has now changed with Wednesday 22nd … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams in the sun at Beamish

Now that trams are running seven days a week, and with schools back after the summer holidays, the opportunity to see them in operation in relaxing and quiet surroundings at Beamish is back. Still with one tram a day working … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 16th September 2021

This week we have photos from Sheffield again as well as a trip to Beamish:

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In Pictures: Trams back at Beamish – including weekdays!

When trams returned to operation at Beamish on Saturday 4th September it was expected that the rest of the month they would be restricted to weekend only operation – but on Monday 13th September that assumption was proved wrong as … 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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Blackpool 31 resumes tram operation at Beamish

It may have been a long time but trams are now officially back operating at Beamish with the first passenger runs since March 2020 taking place on Saturday 4th September. Blackpool car Marton 31 did the honours in slightly damp … Continue reading

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Trams confirmed to return at Beamish 4th September

After 533 days when there have been no trams in public service at Beamish, Saturday 4th September will be a momentous day as a limited tram service will resume once more! Its going to be different to how it was … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Oporto 196 runs at Beamish

With the proposed start date for public tram services at Beamish edging ever closer (the plan was for services to commence from Saturday 4th September) driver re-familiarisation has been continuing over the past few days with Oporto 196 the tram … Continue reading

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Tram runs again at Beamish!

Its been a long-time coming but Tuesday 10th August 2021 the first tram ran at Beamish since March 2020 as the testing/commissioning process for the tramway steps up a gear. Oporto 196 was the chosen tram to run on part … Continue reading

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Beamish provide update on the tramway

While we continue to mention those heritage tramways which have reopened since the latest relaxation of Covid restrictions it should be remembered that there are still some which have not yet been able to reopen. One of those is at … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 12th June 2021

Just the one Photo Gallery included this week but its a bumper one as we take a look at some of the trams which have run at Beamish over the years:

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In Pictures: Buses back at Beamish – trams still over three months away!

Monday 17th May saw the return of normal transport operation at Beamish with a bus service now able to run around the museum site again. While the buses are now back running it remains a different story for the trams … Continue reading

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish reopens – transport waits to resume

Monday 12th April not only saw the reopening of the Crich Tramway Village and Seaton Tramway but also Beamish, although for the Living Museum of the North, it is almost a transport free zone for now with just the access … Continue reading

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