Beamish Museum laid on an unusual demonstration of its tram fleet on May 3 when all seven of the operating cars, including two visitors, took part in an out-of-hours cavalcade and line-up in the Victorian town.
The parade was arranged in order to take a new crop of promotional photographs for use in future publicity material.
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The home fleet cars that took part were Newcastle No. 114, Blackpool No. 31, Sheffield No. 264, Oporto No. 196 and Sunderland No. 6, being joined by Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ No. 40 and Manchester No. 765, which are on loan from Crich and Heaton Park, respectively.
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