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Beamish - Roads And Rails 1/7

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 1

The museum at Beamish is a great place to visit, we have wanted to go there for years and finally done so last June. This short series, the first of several, will cover some of the transport items one finds, either on road or rail, which are spread around the place which covers an area of some 350 acres. They have plenty of trams, above No.264 is ex Sheffield, 16 is ex Sunderland and 114 is ex Newcastle.

 

Beamish - Roads And Rails 1/7

Beamish - The Living Museum Of The North - Part 1

The museum at Beamish is a great place to visit, we have wanted to go there for years and finally done so last June. This short series, the first of several, will cover some of the transport items one finds, either on road or rail, which are spread around the place which covers an area of some 350 acres. They have plenty of trams, above No.264 is ex Sheffield, 16 is ex Sunderland and 114 is ex Newcastle.

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jan 2017, 00:21
Beautiful presentation, Brian. The vehicles look as though they are immaculately restored.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. Yes they are in full working order and nicely restored.
These look like good fun!
Brian Walbey: I love riding on old trams, we went on two of these.
These trams are just great, what a shame they have mostly disappeared in this country.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is only a few places like Crich and Beamish etc.where they are still running.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 16 Jan 2017, 06:24
How people enjoy this nostalgia, Brian. This series will be popular!
Brian Walbey: I hope they do Lisl, there is a lot of nostalgia in this short series.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 16 Jan 2017, 06:33
Très jolie présentation pour ces beautés.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jan 2017, 06:37
Wonderfully preserved aren't they
Brian Walbey: Indeed they are Chris, but there's lots more as you will see this week.
It's so fun to see what it was like in the good ol' days, Brian, isn't it!
Brian Walbey: There is so much to see at Beamish, not just trams but other vehicles I'm showing this week as well.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Jan 2017, 07:00
These look amazing, what great designs, and to think of it that they really brought passengers from one end to the other. Great pictures.
Brian Walbey: I love these old trams, and riding on them. I think what I've posted on Wednesday, complete with my own video really will delight you.
I love seeing trams.
Brian Walbey: And riding on them if possible.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jan 2017, 09:27
Reminds me of my time in Newcastle in th 1970s, Ringtons Tea and Binns were still going strong then. I suspect they may have gone the same way as the trams by now.
Brian Walbey: Ringtons travelling salesman comes to several houses round our way once a month, including ours, and we top up with Tea, Coffee, delicious biscuits and other nice, but naughty, things to eat.
Obviously the bottom one works. I think Toronto still has active trams but could be wrong.
Brian Walbey: They were all fully working Mary, we rode on two of these. Quiet a lot of our cities have reintroduced trams including Nottingham which is only about 20 minutes from us.
THis place is on my list to visit.
Brian Walbey: Well worth a visit Martin, but you need a whole day to do it justice.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Jan 2017, 15:16
Nothing can beat the charm of the old trams. I can imagine that the museum is a great place to visit.
Brian Walbey: It is a great place to visit, it covers 350 acres with separate areas.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jan 2017, 16:04
It's years ago since we visited here with the girls and their cousins, I seem to remember that one of them had a distinct dislike for the tram ride.
Brian Walbey: No doubt it will have changed a lot since your visit Anne, they are increasing the buildings and exhibits all the time.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jan 2017, 20:09
Like you, I've always to go but have yet to go so I will enjoy your photos instead. I do like the old trams, especially no. 264.
Brian Walbey: If you ever get the chance to go you will need a whole day, the whole place covers 350 acres, hence the trams etc.

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