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All information provided on this page is done so in good faith and to the best of our knowledge is correct at the time of publication, you are however advised to check before travelling to any event. If you know of any event not listed on this page, or can correct any information already featured, please email.

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


July 2019

Until Sunday 21st July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Tram Sunday Weekend
At least six trams will be running with an expected enhanced service all the way through to Fleetwood Ferry (on Saturday) and Fisherman's Walk (Sunday).

Sunday 21st July - Crich Tramway Village
Crime at Crich
Visit Crich, see the trams and solve the clues to find out who committed the crime!

Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July - Isle of Man
Manx Heritage Transport Festival

Wednesday 24th July:
* MER Parallel Run: Ratchet 14 and Crossbench 16 will depart Derby Castle at 0910 to Groudle Glen, returning by 0940. 16 will remain in service with Trailer 54 for remainder of day.
* Onchan Head & Groudle Shuttles: Ratchet 14 will re-enact a typical 1950s shuttle service between Derby Castle, Onchan Head and Groudle.
* Bulkhead Trailers Day: Bulkhead Trailers 37, 49, 51, 54 and 60 will be used on scheduled services. For 37 and 49 2019 will be first time since 2009 and 2008 they have been used whilst 54 was last used in 1971. The following combinations are due to operate:
2+49: 0840, 1140 and 1510 from Derby Castle
16+54: 0910, 1040, 1410 from Derby Castle
19+60: 0940, 1240, 1610 from Derby Castle
20+37: 1010, 1340 from Derby Castle
6+51: 1110, 1440, 1740 from Derby Castle
* Victorian Adventure Bus Tour: Departing Isle of Man Steam Railway by train at 0950 as far as Ballasalla where a vintage bus then takes tour members to Douglas Head for a look at some former tourist attractions. After a trip along Douglas Prom by bus to Derby Castle its on board the MER to Groudle Glen for the Groudle Glen Railway. Then its back to the MER for Laxey with a visit to the Laxey Wheel. The vintage bus then ends the tour leaving Laxey at 1700 - back in Douglas by 1800. Guides from Heritage Railways Volunteer Group will accompany the tour. 20 fare in place.
* Seven Kingdoms Dinner: Have dinner at the Summit of Snaefell.

Thursday 25th July:
* MER Parallel Run: Tunnel Cars 5 and 7 depart Derby Castle at 0910 for Laxey.
* Unusual Tram and Trailer Combinations:
32+61 depart Derby Castle at 0840, 1140, 1510
5+59 depart Derby Castle at 0910, 1040, 1410
20+48 depart Derby Castle at 0940, 1240, 1610
22+56 depart Derby Castle at 1010, 1340
33+62 depart Derby Castle at 1140, 1440, 1740
* MER Motorman Tasters: Using Tunnel Car 7 between Laxey and Lewaigue departing at 1050, 1250 and 1450. 25 - pre-booking recommended.
* Manx Northern Railway 140: MNR No. 4 Caledonia will carry a special commemorative headboard on buffer plates departing Douglas at 1150. MNR history leaflets and museum display at Port Erin with Michael Starkey and railway volunteers.
* A Night at the Museum: Port Erin Railway Museum open with free entry. No. 1 Sutherland will be on display.
* Pie and Mash Supper on Dining Car "Cock o' the North": Service hauled by Caledonia with Manx Northern commentary provided en route by Heritage Railway Volunteers.

Friday 26th July
* MER Derby Castle Workshop Tours: Including stored items of rolling stock on display plus a brief history of Derby Castle Yard. Tours limited to 10 with pre-booking recommended - cost 6. Tours at 1115, 1215, 1415, 1515.
* Lost Trams and unusual combinations: With cars 3, 4, 8 and 24 back from the scrap yard!
3+49 depart Derby Castle at 0840, 1140, 1510
4+60 depart Derby Castle at 0910, 1040, 1410
8+61 depart Derby Castle at 1010, 1340
24+59 depart Derby Castle at 1110, 1440, 1740
In addition 22+54 will depart Derby Castle at 0940, 1240, 1610
* Tunnel Vision Photography Evening: An evening with all four Tunnel Cars - 5, 6, 7, 9 - posed for photography between South Cape and Bulgham including parallel runs. First car leaves at Derby Castle at 1750 with all cars back before last service car.
* Stamps on MER & Snaefell: Special postal service will operate from Derby Castle at 0840 with Mial Van 4 running through to Ramsey. Departs Ramsey at 1010 and on arrival at Laxey (1055) 4 will be stabled in the siding. A Railway Letter Service will also operate from the Summit on Snaefell.
* Closed Lines bus tour: Bus leaves Douglas Railway Station at 1000 with return by 1830. Tour includes various closed lines across the island. 20 - pre-booking recommended.

Saturday 27th July:
* 1970s winter combination photography tour: Using 20+57 departing Derby Castle at 1250, returning by 1745. 12 - pre-booking recommended.
* Car 14: Operating a return trip from Derby Castle to Laxey departing at 1020, return by 1140.
* Unusual Tram and Trailer Combinations: 9+37 depart Derby Castle at 0840, 1140, 1510
32+42 depart Derby Castle at 0910, 1040, 1410
22+60 depart Derby Castle at 0940, 1240, 1610
33+43 depart Derby Castle at 1010, 1340
2+59 depart Derby Castle at 1110, 1440, 1740
* Upper Douglas Cable Tramway Guided Walk: Guided walk along the former route of the Upper Douglas Tramway. Departs the Bottleneck car park at 0900 and lasts approximately 90 minutes.
* Seven Kingdoms Dinner: Chance to eat at the Summit of Snaefell.
* Douglas workshop, running shed and signal box tours: Guided tours of the Steam Railway workshops. Tours at 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 - 6, pre-booking recommended.
* Staged Photography at Douglas Station: Staged shunting at Douglas Railway Station with Steam locos and goods stock. 3 which includes trip to Peel Lane sidings for more photo opps.
* Travelling Post Office: 1000 steam railway service from Port Erin and 1120 return from Douglas will include a Travelling Post Office.

Sunday 29th July:
* Manx Electric Railway intensive service: Timetable to be announced.
* Laxey 125: Marking the 125th anniversary of the first tram to Laxey in 1894 with Tunnel Cars 5, 6, 7 and 9 in service with matching trailers throughout the day. A special tram will mark the occasion at 1300 when it will parade through Laxey Station.
* Fenella's 125th anniversary: A special headboard will be carried with the loco due to be in charge of the 1150 service to Port Erin.
* Vintage Running Day at Jurby Transport Museum: Including a free circular bus service using some of the museum's exhibits. Extra buses will run on service 19 linking with MER services at Ramsey.
* Illustrated presentation & social evening: Mike Buttell and Andrew Scarffe will give a talk in The Tickethall between 2000 and 2200.
* Manxman Sunday Lunch: Eat Sunday Lunch on the Dining Car departing Douglas at 1210.

Full details on all events during the Festival can be found on the Isle of Man Railways website.

Wednesday 24th July - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
Part of Manx Heritage Transport Festival (see above for more details). 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 1800 and 1900 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 25th to Wednesday 31st July - Crich Tramway Village
Build in Bricks
Following on from the succesful event in 2018 - which included the construction of a Lego image of a tram at the Bandstand - this week features family activities on the Hello Summer theme. Tram service operates as normal.

Friday 26th July - 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.

Friday 26th July - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 27th July - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Sunday 28th July - 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 Seaton at 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August - Crich Tramway Village
Hello Summer
Summer craft activities will be available with the usual tram service also in operation.

Wednesday 31st July - 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. Tours takes 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.

Wednesday 31st July - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.


August 2019

Friday 2nd August - 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 3rd & Sunday 4th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 3rd August - 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 4th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Monday 5th to Friday 9th August - Crich Tramway Village
Make-do-and-Mend
More activities this time on the theme of Make-do-and-Mend. And, you've guessed, the normal tram service will also be running.

Monday 5th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Wednesday 7th August - 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.

Wednesday 7th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Friday 9th August - 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.

Friday 9th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th August - Crich Tramway Village
World War II Home Front
The second of the annual World War II Home Front events including trams from the period running alongside re-enactors, live music and other vintage vehicles.

Sunday 11th August - 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 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 11th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Monday 12th to Friday 16th August - Crich Tramway Village
Discovery Week
Learning from craft activities for the children as the school holidays continue. Tram service runs as normal too.

Wednesday 14th August - 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.

Wednesday 14th August - 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.

Wednesday 14th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Friday 16th August - 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.

Friday 16th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - Crich Tramway Village
Tram and Railway Models Weekend
Model tram and railway layouts on display in the Great Exhibition Hall, Workshop Gallery and Learning Centre. Full sized trams will continue to run outside too.

Sunday 18th August - East Anglia Transport Museum
999 Emergency Services Day 2019
Examples from all local emergency services will be present with displays and demonstrations. This will include vintage vehicles and state of the art equipment. Free Park and Ride service plus free bus services to Lowestoft.

Sunday 18th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August - Crich Tramway Village
Woodland Week
Lots of family activities exploring nature and woodland. Tram service runs too.

Wednesday 21st August - 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.

Wednesday 21st August - 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 Seaton at 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Wednesday 21st August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Friday 23rd August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Friday 23rd August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
August Bank Holiday Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood. Plus on Sunday 25th August there is due to be an Open Day at Rigby Road Depot featuring behind the scenes tours, trams and other vintage vehicles on display and a heritage bus service.

Saturday 24th August - Seaton Tramway
The Bohemians Queen Tribute
An internationally renowned Queen tribute band will be performing with food and licenced bar available at Claude's in Seaton Station.

Sunday 25th to Monday 26th August - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Transport Gathering
With vehicles built before January 1979 visiting there will be chances for unique photo opportunities with trams running alongside.

Sunday 25th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Monday 26th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Tuesday 27th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ride the Lights Illumination Tours
With the special Ride the Lights events taking place giving people the chance for a sneaky peek at the 2019 illuminations special illumination tours will run between 1800 and 2100.

Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th August - Crich Tramway Village
Back to School!
Activities in the Learning Centre during this week will be on a back to school theme to keep the children occupied with a standard tram service also running.

Wednesday 28th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Launch of Standard 143
Subject to completion of restoration the Fylde Transport Trust's Standard 143 will be officially launched into service on this day. Further details to follow.

Wednesday 28th August - 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.

Wednesday 28th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Friday 30th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.


September 2019

Tuesday 3rd 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 6th 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 7th 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 8th 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.

Sunday 8th 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 Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 8th 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.

Wednesday 11th September - Crich Tramway Village
Coventry & Warwick MG Owners Club
Vehicles from the Coventry & Warwick MG Owners Club will be on display from 1300. A tram service will also run.

Friday 13th 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 14th and Sunday 15th September - Crich Tramway Village
Steampunk Weekend
Alternative history combined with science fantasy as Steampunk returns to Crich for a full weekend. There will be activities, music, Steampunk re-enactors and traders plus the usual tram service.

Sunday 15th 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 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.

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.


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 - 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.

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

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 16th June 2019


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