Fleet List

14 Trams: A trip down memory lane

The trams are narrow guage (2'9"), purpose built by the company with designs based on some of the heritage trams that served our towns and cities in the first half of the last century.

Red Tram Car 2 at Colyton Station
TRAM 2 – 1964 – Metropolitan Style Open Top
Built in 1964 at Eastbourne. Based on the London Metropolitan Tramways type A design.
Tram Car 14 The Boat Tram under blue sky at Riverside Depot
TRAM 4 – 1961 - Blackpool-style open boat
Built in 1961 at Eastbourne. Based on the famous Blackpool 'Open Boat' cars.
Green Tram Car 6 travelling south from Riverside Depot
TRAM 6 – 1954 - Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Style
Car 6, built in 1954 at Barnet. Based on the ex-Bournemouth open toppers of the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay system.
Brown Tram Car 7
TRAM 7 – 1958 - Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Style
Car 6 built in 1954, and Car 7 built in 1958 at Barnet. Based on the ex-Bournemouth open toppers of the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay system.
Blue Tram Car 8 at Riverside Depot
TRAM 8 – 1968 - Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Style
Built in 1968 in Eastbourne. The first car to be built for the Seaton gauge of 2'9" and Based on the ex-Bournemouth open toppers of the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay system. It was relaunched in Spring 2012 in Bristol blue & cream livery.
Blue Tram Car 9 at Seaton Station
TRAM 9 – 2004 - Plymouth & Blackburn Style
Built in 2002-7 at Bolton and Seaton. Hybrid design based on elements of the old Plymouth and Blackburn trams. The low floor centres are wheelchair accessible. Car 9 is Glasgow Experimental Livery launched 2004.
Green Orange Car 10 Facing North at Axmouth Loop
TRAM 10 – 2006 - Plymouth & Blackburn Style
Built in 2002-7 at Bolton and Seaton. Hybrid design based on elements of the old Plymouth and Blackburn trams. The low floor centres are wheelchair accessible. Car 10 is Glasgow Livery launched 2006.
Pink Tram Car 11 at Riverside Halt
TRAM 11 – 2007 - Plymouth & Blackburn Style
Built in 2002-7 at Bolton and Seaton. Hybrid design based on elements of the old Plymouth and Blackburn trams. The low floor centres are wheelchair accessible. Car 11 was launched 2007, and is now our famous pink tram.
Red Tram Car 12 at Axmouth Loop travelling south under blue sky
TRAM 12 – 1966
Built in 1966 at Eastbourne Originally an enclosed single-decker, it was rebuilt as an open topper in 1980. It was again rebuilt in 1999, the more enclosed design resembling the London Feltham trams of the 1930's
Red Tram Car 14 Saloon enclosed tram at Colyton Station
TRAM 14 – 1904 – Ex-Metropolitan Tramway car
Built in 1904, the oldest tram in the fleet. A metropolitan Tramways "type A" originally numbered car 94 (Standard Gauge), rebuilt at Eastbourne and Seaton between 1962 and 1984. Enclosed tram for wet weather.
Tram Car 15
TRAM 15 – 1988
Built in 1988 at Seaton. Previously Car 17 and based on the Manx Electric Railway “toast-rack” cars. Rebuilt at Seaton in 2016 and transformed into an all-weather, enclosed single-deck tramcar.
Yellow Brown Car 16 in Riverside Depot yard
TRAM 16 –1921 – Ex-Bournemouth Tramway car
Built in 1921. Bournemouth open top car 106 (3'6" gauge), rebuilt at Seaton between 1974 and 1991. Enclosed tram for wet weather.
Green Car 19 sat in Riverside Depot Yard in front of Car 11
TRAM 19 - 1906 - Ex-Exeter Tramway car
Built in 1906. An Exeter Corporation Tramways 3'6" gauge open topper, 1906 - 1931. Rebuilt at Seaton, 1994-1998. The only Exeter tram in preservation. Enclosed tram for wet weather.
Maintenance Car 02 at Colyton Stub End
TRAM 02 – 1952 - Maintenance Car
Car Number: 222 Built in 1952 at Barnet, rebuilt in 1992. Usually, to be found at Riverside Depot.