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Events are colour coded by location as follows:

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North (please note only major transport based events feature on this page, for a full list of events visit the Beamish website)
Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Crich Tramway Village
East Anglian Transport Museum
Heaton Park Tramway
Isle of Man
North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust
Seaton Tramway
Statfold Barn Railway
Light Rail systems/other locations


October 2018

Monday 15th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th October - Seaton Tramway
Halloween Tram of Terror
Travel on the tram from Seaton for a gruesome tram ride to spooky activities at Colyton Station. Hourly departures from Seaton between 1100 and 1500. Special fares apply with advance booking essential.

Sunday 21st October - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Celebrating New Beginnings
The last day of the 2018 Douglas Bay Horse Tramway season - the last with the full double track between Derby Castle and the Sea Terminal before the redevelopment of the Promenade. To celebrate this historic occasion and to look ahead to the future special events will take place:
* Double decker 18 with two horses will operate two return trips departing Derby Castle at 1015 and 1115
* Meet the Trammers tours of Summerhill Stables at 1130 and 1330. This will be a chance to meet the tram horses and to see what the future holds for the tramway. In addition to the actual tours the stables will be open between 1000 and 1400.
* All 20 horses will come together for a class of 2018 photo at Derby Castle at 1415. This will then lead up to a Cavalcade of trams and horses although details of the number of trams which will be involved in this have not been released. Stuart Mullan will provide an account of each horse and tram as they depart Derby Castle.
* The historic last service will leave Derby Castle at 1730 using 18 and one horse. Premium tickets priced at 10 each will be the only fares applicable on this service with Go Cards not accepted. As well as being part of this historic occasion passengers will receive a commemorative certificate

Sunday 21st October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Donald Campbell. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Monday 22nd October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 27th October - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Saturday 27th October - East Anglia Transport Museum
Halloween
A free treasure trail plus the late running of trams, trolleybuses and train into the evening.

Monday 29th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Monday 29th October to Saturday 3rd November - Crich Tramway Village
Starlight Spectacular
The lights are switched on and trams run into the early evening throughout the week. Also includes family fun activities.

Wednesday 31st October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram Halloween Special
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.


November 2018

December 2018

Saturday 8th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600. A special heritage tram service will also be running.

Saturday 15th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600. A special heritage tram service will also be running.

Saturday 22nd December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600. A special heritage tram service will also be running.


This page was last updated on Sunday 30th September 2018


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