50th Anniversary August 28th 2020

Published: 26th Aug


50th Anniversary August 28th 2020

Join Seaton Tramway for their 50th Anniversary Celebrations as they see all of their operational trams in service.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen maintenance, trams 7, 19 & 12 will no longer be in service on Friday.
Tram 7 will be able to be seen static, outside of Riverside Depot.

We cannot guarantee what time of the day each tram will be out. Colyton Station will be the best opportunity to take photos of the trams whilst staying Covid Safe.

Come along to Seaton Tramway on 28th August to see all trams in action throughout the day. Trams old and new will be travelling between Seaton and Colyton all day. Heritage trams 14 & 16 that ran on the streets of London & Bournemouth respectively will be enjoying the 6-mile round trip. Scale replica trams like our Blackpool Boat tram No 4 and our London Metropolitan car 2 will also be making their way through the Axe Valley.

The fleet of trams will be in operation across the day of 28th August as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Seaton Tramway has made its home in Seaton for 50 years, starting with the acquisition of the closed railway line in 1969. The first tram, No 8, departed Riverside Depot on 28th August 1970. Only going as far as Bobsworth Bridge, its name coming from the cost of a trip. 1 Shilling.
Seaton Tramway would see the track extend all the way to Colyton over the following 10 years, with its first passenger service arriving in Colyton in 1980. Tram No 8 will make that trip once again on 28th August and will be a perfect opportunity for photos up and down the line to capture history in the making.

 

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