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Standard 143 of 1924

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Standard 143 was built by Blackpool Corporation in 1924. It was one of 42, mostly built in house from 1923-1929. Like most sisters it started life as an open balcony car with open vestibules (windscreens). Various modifcations took place with…
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Standard 147 of 1924

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147 was built by the Hurst, Nelson & Co. Ltd, Motherwell, in June 1924 as one of a batch of 42 double deck Standards supplied between 1923 and 1929. The majority of Standards were built (or rebuilt from older trams) by Blackpool Corporation in…
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Open Boat 600 (225) of 1934

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This is the prototype of 12 open boat cars built by English Electric in 1934 as part of General Manager Walter Luff’s five year modernisation plan which saw 116 new trams supplied during the 1930’s. Three prototypes were constructed of…
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Open Boat 227 (602) of 1934

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227 is one of 12 open boat cars built by English Electric in 1934 as part of General Manager Walter Luff’s five year modernisation plan which saw 116 new trams supplied during the 1930’s. After prototype 225, 227 was the…
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Open Boat 230 (604) of 1934

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This is one of 12 open boat cars built by English Electric in 1934 as part of General Manager Walter Luff’s five year modernisation plan which saw 116 new trams supplied during the 1930’s. After prototype 225, 230 was the…
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Balloon 701 of 1934

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This tram was built by the English Electric Co., Preston, in September 1934 as one of a batch of 12 production open top double deck trams ordered following the success of a prototype example supplied in February 1934. The class…
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Balloon 704 of 1934

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Car 704 was built by the English Electric Co., Preston, in September 1934 as one of a batch of 12 production open top double deck trams ordered following the success of a prototype example supplied in February 1934. The class…
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Balloon 706 of 1934

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706 “Princess Alice” was built by the English Electric Co., Preston, in September 1934 as one of a batch of 12 production open top double deck trams ordered following the success of a prototype example supplied in February 1934. The class…
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Balloon 715 of 1935

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The iconic Balloon class is represented in its 1970 form by car 715. Built as 252 in January 1935 it joined the fleet from the new Rigby Road depot operating on Promenade and Lytham Road services. Introduced by Walter Luff,…
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Balloon 717 of 1935

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717 was built by the English Electric Co., Preston, in December 1934 as one of a batch of 14 similar double deck trams. They were the latest in the streamlined family introduced by General Manager Walter Luff as part of…
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