Sunday, March 05, 2017


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

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