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East Anglia Transport Museum Tramway

Tuesday July 24, 2018

The museum was founded on its present site in 1965, following the rescue of the body of an old Lowestoft tram (number 14) which had been used for a number of years as a summerhouse. The site at Carlton Colville was formerly a meadow, donated by the founder and first chairman of the Museum Society. […]


Summerlee Tramway

The tramway was the first operational tramway in Scotland for twenty-six years following the closure of the Glasgow Corporation Tramway in 1962, and continued to be the only tramway in Scotland for another twenty-six until Edinburgh re-opened its tramway in 2014, save from the Glasgow Garden Festival Tramway, which opened six weeks after the Summerlee […]


Heaton Park Tramway

The Tramway opened in 1980 and is run by the Manchester Transport Museum Society. They currently have three operating electric trams running on a stretch of track dating back to the original Manchester Tramway which used to operate into the park. Over the years, the original line was been extended three times and is now […]


Volk’s Electric Railway

(VER) is a narrow gague heritage railway that runs along a length of the seafront of the English seaside resort of Brighton. It was built by Magnus Volk, the first section being completed in August 1883, and is the oldest operating electric railway in the world. Although it was preceded by Wener Von Siemen’s 1879 […]


Snaefell Mountain Railway

The unique Snafell Mountain Railway was built in 1895 and is located on the Eastern coast of the Isle of Man, it runs from the town of Laxey to the summit of Snafell at 2,034 ft (620m) above sea level.  It connects with the Manx Electric Railway at Laxey and the line is 5 miles […]


Isle of Man – Manx Electric Tramway

The Manx Electric Railway holds to being the longest narrow gauge vintage railway in the British Isles. Over seventeen miles of line border the coastline between Douglas and Ramsey. All the operational trams are original, with the newest dating back as far as 1906. The trams pass through countryside, glens and villages. It is a […]


Black Country Museum

The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings, located in Dudley. Electric trams and trolley buses transport visitors from the entrance in a re-created factory to the village area with thirty buildings situated by the canal basin. The tram fleet comprises 3 vehicles, 2 single-deck trams of 1920 and a […]


Birkenhead Trams

Birkenhead had the first street tramway in Europe. The system was later electrified and operated from 1901 as Birkenhead Corporation Tramways. Two replica trams, imported from Hong Kong have been brought into service as part of a heritage tramway between Woodside and Wirral Transport Museum, and Birkenhead Corporation Tramways Car No.20 is preserved on this […]


Beamish Museum

Beamish Railway station is a typical country station as it would have been in Edwardian times. Beamish Museum operates a 1.5 mile electric tramway around the museum site, which serves as an attraction but is also vital in the movement of around 450,000 visitors per annum from each defined area to the next.


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