News

Brush car 634 joins the Blackpool Heritage Trust

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A very special announcement – In a landmark agreement, Brush car 634 is to return home to the Blackpool tramway to join the heritage fleet at Rigby Road following its donation to the Blackpool Heritage Trust by Andy Ashton, who…
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Blinds for Boats!

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Our destination blind specialist, Peter Watts, has recently been extremely busy producing brand new replica heritage destination blinds for our open Boat cars. These are the first smaller blinds he has created, to suit the destination apertures on the Boats…
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Lytham 43 comes ‘home’!

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The body of Lytham 43 was delivered to Rigby Road yesterday afternoon (24th January). 43 will form a future long term project, but for now is safe and secure in our depot awaiting the day that work to complete the…
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British Trams Online ‘Tram of the Year’ competition

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Enthusiast website British Trams Online have opened the voting in their annual ‘Tram of the Year’ competition, and we are extremely pleased to have been nominated in three of the four categories! The categories in which we feature are: Traditional…
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Behind the Scenes

Awaiting Duty: 631, 680, 701 and 717 line up on the depot fan

The Blackpool Heritage Fleet resides in the 1935 built Rigby Road Depot which formed the main base of the tramway until the upgrade in 2012 when the new Starr Gate depot opened. Here are some glimpses behind the scenes.

The Transformation of 675/685

June: The motor coach, 675, is still stored in the depot for now, but as our photograph shows, our skilled staff have made excellent progress with work on the trailer, 685. The old yellow and red livery leftover from the Metro Coastline days has now disappeared, and the smart green and cream colours are returning. This follows a considerable amount of preparation, not least to remove the stickers that previously featured along the sides of the tram as part of the Metro branding.

During 2015, Twin Set 675+685 was chosen for reactivation as part of the heritage fleet. It last ran in 2011 in its 2004 applied red and yellow “Metro” livery. Between May and September it was transformed into green and cream…
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