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Balloon 723 of 1935

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Car 723 was built by the English Electric Co., Preston, in 1935 as one of 14 enclosed ‘Balloons’. The class formed part of the streamlined family of 116 new trams introduced by General Manager Walter Luff between 1933 and 1939….
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English Electric Railcoach 279 of 1935

English Electric Railcoach 279 and Brush Railcoach 287 (or 259, or 624!) were displayed in the Fitting Shop, which today serves as our main heritage workshop. In the foreground are a pair of Balloon car bogies undergoing overhaul.

Car 279 was built in July 1935, and rebuilt in 1960. It was one of 20 single deck streamlined ‘Railcoaches’ (264 – 283) supplied by the English Electric, Preston. They formed part of General Manager Walter Luff’s five year modernisation…
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Brush Railcoach 287 of 1937

Brush 287 was partially stripped a few years ago to assess its condition for eventual restoration to original 1937 condition. The trolley tower in the foreground is from Coronation 663

Brush 287 was built in July 1937 as one of 20 single deck streamlined ‘Railcoaches’ (284 – 303) supplied by the Brush Electrical Engineering Co., Loughborough. They formed part of General Manager Walter Luff’s five year modernisation plan which saw…
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Brush Railcoach 631 of 1937

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This tram was built in August 1937 as one of 20 single deck streamlined ‘Railcoaches’ (284 – 303) supplied by the Brush Electrical Engineering Co., Loughborough. They formed part of General Manager Walter Luff’s five year modernisation plan which saw…
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Brush Railcoach 632 of 1937

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Brush 632 (originally 295) was built in August 1937 as one of 20 single deck streamlined ‘Railcoaches’ (284 – 303) supplied by the Brush Electrical Engineering Co., Loughborough. They formed part of General Manager Walter Luff’s five year modernisation plan…
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Coronation 304 (641) of 1952

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This tramcar was built by Charles Roberts of Wakefield in 1952 as the first of 25 new streamlined single deck trams numbered 304-328. The Coronation cars were designed to revolutionise the Promenade and Fleetwood service and introduced new Mayley &…
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Coronation 660 (324) of 1953

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660 was built by Charles Roberts of Wakefield in 1953 as part of 25 new streamlined single deck trams numbered 304-328. The Coronation cars were designed to revolutionise the Promenade and Fleetwood service and introduced new Mayley & Taunton ‘Vambac’…
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Coronation 663 (327) 1953

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Car 663 was built by Charles Roberts of Wakefield in 1953 as part of 25 new streamlined single deck trams numbered 304-328. The Coronation cars were designed to revolutionise the Promenade and Fleetwood service and introduced new Mayley & Taunton…
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Towing Car 671 of 1960

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This trailer car is part of one of ten ‘Twin Cars’ created in 1960/1. The power car (281) was rebuilt by Blackpool Corporation from a streamlined English Electric Railcoach of July 1935. It was converted into a flat fronted car…
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Progress Twin Cars 272+T2 of 1960

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272+T2 on is one of ten ‘Twin Cars’ created in 1960/1. The power car (272) was rebuilt by Blackpool Corporation from a streamlined English Electric Railcoach of July 1935. The conversion to flat fronted towing car took place between October…
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