|First sight of 264 approaching the entrance stop|
A visit to Beamish Museum for the last running of Blackpool 147 before its return to Blackpool.
In the main I was interested in seeing how the museum has progressed since my last visit almost 10 years ago.
The tram I was most interested to see was Sheffield 264 and how good it looked. It would be nice to think that one day Sheffield 264 from Beamish and Sheffield 264 from Crich (newly renovated), might run together in service. One can wish and hope!There were five trams available to ride during the day, 147, 264, 114, 196 and 16.
It was also good to see more vintage shops open - the Chemist (complete with Bunsen burner), the Photographers Studio (with potted palm, background drapes and fur stole), the rear of the car showroom (showing the workshop and vintage parts department) and best of all the working Bakery and shop (I can recommend the bread, teacakes and sticky ginger cake!
|264 loading at the entrance stop|
|264 rounding the corner of the street|
|264 at the tram stop on the street corner|
|264 and 196 crossing at the entrance tram stop|
|147 and 114 pass at the entrance tram stop|
|147 from the top deck of 114 at the entrance|
|The double decker and the access bus pass through the street|
|114 and 196 pass at the entrance stop|
|Access bus and 114 at the entrance|
|196 at the entrance with the double decker approaching in the background|
|196 passing the depot approach|
|16 in the depot entrance ready to come into service in the afternoon|
|16 and 147 progressing along the street|