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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


September 2019

Monday 16th September - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Tuesday 17th September - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Friday 20th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September - Crich Tramway Village
Crich 60
A special two day event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Crich site becoming home to what we now know as the Crich Tramway Village. With most operational trams running over the two days and unique photo opportunities this is the main enthusiast weekend of the year at Crich. The Robert Whetstone Tatra layouts will also be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September - East Anglia Transport Museum
Trolleybus Weekend 2019
All available trolleybuses will run over this weekend including after dark running (until 2100) on the Saturday. Free Park and Ride service and free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft. There will also be a BBQ, trade stands, statis exhibits and visiting vehicles.

Saturday 21st September - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
Behind the scenes tours of the historic Summer Hill Stables getting to see the history of the tramway plus the chance to meet the Trammers - the horses which haul the trams along Douglas Promenade. Two tours take place at 1000 and 1100 with pre-booking recommended which can be done by contacting the Manx Electric Railway Derby Castle Ticket Office either in person or phoning 01624 614 687.

Sunday 22nd September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 22nd September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Monday 23rd September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Launch of Standard 143
The Fylde Transport Trust's Standard 143 will be officially launched into service in the evening with invited guests enjoying a reception before the tram heads off for an illumination tour.

Friday 27th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
September Spectacular
The most intensive service for Heritage Tram Tours in 2019 with trams in service along the entire length of the Blackpool Tramway. Depot tours, trams on display and free heritage bus services are also expected to feature. There will also be a two tram heritage service on the afternoon of Friday 27th September.

Sunday 29th September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Monday 30thh September - Crich Tramway Village
Berlin 223 006-4 celebrations
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the tram into service Berlin 223 006-4 will be running in normal service at Crich throughout the day and not just its usual access tram runs.


October 2019

Tuesday 1st October - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Friday 4th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 5th October - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
Behind the scenes tours of the historic Summer Hill Stables getting to see the history of the tramway plus the chance to meet the Trammers - the horses which haul the trams along Douglas Promenade. Two tours take place at 1000 and 1100 with pre-booking recommended which can be done by contacting the Manx Electric Railway Derby Castle Ticket Office either in person or phoning 01624 614 687.

Sunday 6th October - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Wirral Bus and Tram Show
Along with an intensive tram service along the heritage tramway there will be vintage buses, lorries, cars, motorbikes and trade stalls.

Sunday 6th October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Friday 11th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 12th October - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
Behind the scenes tours of the historic Summer Hill Stables getting to see the history of the tramway plus the chance to meet the Trammers - the horses which haul the trams along Douglas Promenade. Two tours take place at 1000 and 1100 with pre-booking recommended which can be done by contacting the Manx Electric Railway Derby Castle Ticket Office either in person or phoning 01624 614 687.

Sunday 13th October - Crich Tramway Village
Model Trams Operating
Alongside the usual tram service outside the David Gould model tram layout will be running in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Friday 18th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Tuesday 22nd October - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Thursday 24th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Illuminated Tram Parade
The Western Train, Frigate and Trawler will set off from Pleasure Beach at 1745 heading to Little Bispham and then back to Pleasure Beach. As the parade passes the Tower it will slow to allow for photographs. Limited tickets available which must be pre-booked.

Saturday 26th October - East Anglia Transport Museum
Halloween 2019
Spooky goings on around the musuem site with a normal tram, trolleybus and train service alongside. Includes late night running until 2100.

Sunday 27th October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November - Crich Tramway Village
Starlight Event
The perfect way to end the operating season at Crich for 2019 with special lighting effects and trams running after dark. Special activities will take place each day with more details to be announced closer to the date.

Wednesday 30th October - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
Behind the scenes tours of the historic Summer Hill Stables getting to see the history of the tramway plus the chance to meet the Trammers - the horses which haul the trams along Douglas Promenade. Two tours take place at 1500 with pre-booking recommended which can be done by contacting the Manx Electric Railway Derby Castle Ticket Office either in person or phoning 01624 614 687.

Thursday 31st October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.


November 2019

Friday 1st November - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Night at the Museum: The Twilight Run
Between 1700 and 2100 see the museum transformed by light plus ride and photograph the trams at night.

Saturday 3rd November - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
Behind the scenes tours of the historic Summer Hill Stables getting to see the history of the tramway plus the chance to meet the Trammers - the horses which haul the trams along Douglas Promenade. Two tours take place at 1000 and 1100 with pre-booking recommended which can be done by contacting the Manx Electric Railway Derby Castle Ticket Office either in person or phoning 01624 614 687.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Six trams set to be in action.


December 2019

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.


This page was last updated on Sunday 8th September 2019


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