Heritage Tram this week

It might be a new regular day for our weekly look at when and where you can have a ride on a heritage tram in the UK and Isle of Man but we still bring you all the information you should need to plan your trip. This weekend will see the End of Season Gala at the East Anglia Transport Museum (6th/7th September) and the Trans Lancs Rally at Heaton Park (7th September) whilst you can still enjoy daily tram rides at Beamish, Blackpool (well nightly anyway!), Crich, Douglas Horse Tramway, Great Orme, Manx Electric Railway, Seaton, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Summerlee so there is still plenty to keep you occupied. And then next weekend will see the highly anticipated Electric 50 event at Crich (13th/14th September).

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: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September – Electric 50. Full preview available at http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/?p=8865

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

Douglas Horse Tramway

Current Status: Daily operation until Sunday 14th September.

Operating hours: First tram departs Strathallan at 0900 and then every 20 minutes until 1720. Return journeys commence from the Sea Terminal at 0920 and then every 20 minutes until 1740.

More info @ http://www.douglas.gov.im/index.php/leisure/horse-trams#.UzXDlGdOWM8

East Anglia Transport Museum

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

Opening hours: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 1300-1700 (last admission 1600) and every Sunday 1100-1700 (last admission 1600) until Sunday 7th September. Then Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays (same times as above) until Sunday 28th September.

Next Special Event: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th September – Autumn Gala Weekend

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: Trans Lancs Transport Show – Sunday 7th September where a 3 tram service is expected to operate.

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 Wednesdays10th, 17th September and Fridays 5th, 12th and 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 Blue timetable will be in operation until Sunday 14th September. First tram leaves Seaton at 1000 and then every 20 minutes until 1700, returning from Colyton starting at 1030 until final departure at 1730.

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 Wednesdays 10th and 17th September and Fridays 5th, 12th and 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

All eyes will be on the East Anglia Transport Museum this weekend with their annual End of Season Gala taking place - including late night running until 2100 on Saturday 7th Septembver. Our photo on this page this week features Amsterdam 474 at the Museum back on 17th August 2013 (Photo: Tim Major)

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