Tram Car Collection

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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Progress Twin Cars 675+685 of 1958/1960

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This is one of ten ‘Twin Cars’ created in 1960/1. The power car (275) was rebuilt by Blackpool Corporation from a streamlined English Electric Railcoach of July 1935. It was converted into a flat fronted car in 1957 and was…
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Progress Twin Cars 676+686 of 1958/1960

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This is one of ten ‘Twin Cars’ created in 1960/1. The power car (276) was rebuilt by Blackpool Corporation from a streamlined English Electric Railcoach of July 1935. It was converted into a flat fronted car in 1957 as the…
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Towing Car 680 of 1961

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This tram was built in July 1935, and rebuilt in 1960 and 1992. 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…
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OMO 8 of 1974

OMO 8 was positioned in the Paint Shop. It carries the original OMO car livery of sunshine yellow and crimson red, or 'plum and custard', as it was more commonly known!

Car 8 was created on the frame of 1935 built Railcoach 265. This ran from June 1935 until June 1972. It became one of 13 Railcoaches to be heavily rebuilt into one man operated (OMO) cars which no longer needed…
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Centenary 648 of 1985

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648 was built in 1985 by East Lancashire Coach Builders of Blackburn. It was one of 8 Centenary class cars, though this was originally an experiemental tram owned by GEC Traction and fitted with their trial ‘switched reluctance’ equipment. It…
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Centenary 642 of 1986

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642 was built in 1986 by East Lancashire Coach Builders of Blackburn. It was one of 8 Centenary class cars, following on from prototype car 641 of 1984 and experimental car 651 of 1985. 642 was one of two batches…
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Rocket 732

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The first Illuminated Feature trams were constructed in 1925 as a Gondola and Lifeboat. Others were added over time, but from 1959 it was decided to provide passenger tours using the first of a new series of feature cars –…
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Western Train 733+734

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The iconic Western Train illuminated feature tram is recognisable by children of all ages. The locomotive (fleet number 733) was constructed during 1962 on the remains of Railcoach 209. The underframe and one half of the passenger saloon of 209…
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