the Blackpool Trams pre 1933 but not historically correct for this type 7 and 8 were built by Starbuck, with 56 seats and a crossbench seating arrangement on the upper and lower decks. 643, which had been withdrawn just a few weeks before was hastily reactivated using parts from 645 and the tram had one last outing in service. On the final day, 645 had the distinction of being the final tram to pick up passengers at Lytham Road tram stop. [10] The fleet was reduced to eight and renumbered 600–607, with 229, 231, 232 and 234 being mothballed and scrapped in 1968. 621 returned to service in September 2017, repainted in 1950s green and cream livery. The Balloon cars were 27 cars built by English Electric between 1934 and 1935, the first thirteen to an open top design and the last fourteen to an enclosed design. By 2002, No. 441 became No. 2, No. Here is a summary of the different types of tramcar in use in Blackpool. The Heritage fleet is a large fleet of vehicles that were mainly retained from previous generations of the town's tramway operations, as well as some from other locations. Blackpool Tramway: Trams Blackpool has a very varied tramcar fleet, with vehicles ranging from 1930's double-deck Balloon cars, to single-deck one-man trams built in the 1980s. Centenary**: These tours on our booking pages show generic information about single deckers. Play As. 620 as No. 631 re-entered service in May 2013. In the early 80's, it was becoming clear to Blackpool Corporation that there was a dire need to replace their fleet of OMO cars, which were carrying the burden of operating most of the timetabled services all year round. £1.99. 40 is in near original condition with open balconies on the upper deck and is enclosed on the lower deck. [20] 676+686 joined the heritage fleet and are currently stored. 31) from 1934 to 1984 and No. 609 as No. 16 Flexity 2's were built by Bombadier in Germany in 2011 to take over the main service on the newly upgraded tramway from the Centenary, Balloon and Millennium trams. It was thought a success, so a second was created using redundant Balloon car 714, which unlike the first, retained its centre doors and was completed in 1982. No. Toastrack car No. 167, was delivered on 30 July 1928 and the last, No. The first tram to visit Blackpool was Southampton 45 in 1949, which was stored inside Marton Depot for its owners, the Light Rail Transport League whilst the group attempted to find a permanent home in preservation for it. It was one of the first practical electric tramways in the world, just six years after Werner von Siemens first demonstrated electric traction. Box cars 20–24 became 101–105, Box cars 14–19 became 106–111 and Box cars 38–41 became 112–115. They were originally numbered 35–37 in the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad fleet, before being renumbered 123–125 after purchase by Blackpool Corporation Transport in 1920. 611 left Blackpool in the same year and has since been rebuilt. 6 and No. travelcard advert on sides, 90's Green and Cream on ends, Being converted for use by a school in the Midlands, has retained original fronts. The ends of these cars were heavily redesigned to resemble the then contemporary Coronation cars. This library provides a range of services to residents and visitors. They were renumbered 761 and 762 respectively. In 2018, Halle 902 was loaned to Blackpool for storage purposes only to free up additional space at the National Tramway Museum. Glasgow 1245 arrived in Blackpool in 1998 from the East Anglia Transport Museum, with intentions for it to be restored and join the Blackpool Tramway fleet. It has since returned to Rigby Road Depot for storage and eventual restoration as an operational tram within the heritage fleet. With the introduction of the new Bombardier Flexity 2 trams in 2012, all eight Centenary cars were withdrawn. In 1968, No. 144 is in near original condition with open balconies on the upper deck and is enclosed on the lower deck. The fleet was further reduced in the 1970s. 752 had been withdrawn and was preserved by the Heaton Park Tramway in 2008, returning to its original number in 2014. They were numbered 69–92 and 160–165, with No. Urgent Blackpool Centenary Class tram appeal In order to preserve a fair selection of more recent Blackpool trams, last year Crich launched the Blackpool Fund. The two trams became Birkenhead 69 and 70, following on from the original sixty-eight Birkenhead electric trams. 165 from 1951 to 1968), Fleetwood Box car No. A feature of the Centenary trams after rebuilding from the overhaul programme was the roof sides which were rebuilt to appear flush with the body sides, which provided more space for advertising. [25] It ran occasionally until 1994 and was then placed in store. 642 also remained unsold and was originally expected to be used as a source of spare parts for 648, however the tram has has seen some use as a back up for 648 and occasionally as an extra driver only operated special on the heritage service. No. The Progress Twin Set cars were 20 single-deck towing and trailer cars made up from 10 towing cars numbered 272–281 and 10 trailer cars numbered T1-T10. After initially being preserved by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust, 646 was scrapped in October 2012 due to vandalism. The cars were built by East Lancashire coachbuilders, and there are 8 currently in service, making them a common sight on the promenade. Central Library . Palmer, Steve (25 July 1996). The other 20 cars were scrapped. Centenary Car 641 is being given a makeover in 2015 to celebrate Blackpool Football Club’s longevity since 1887 - almost as long a history as the town’s electric trams (since 1885) The Centenary Class were the very last all British tram design and represent the end of a century of tram construction in the northwest of England. Then on 27 th September 2020 and 642 is now part of the Heritage Fleet in Blackpool and can now be found in this advert recreation for the Travelcard. 619 became No. 647 moved to the North East after being bought by NEETT and is displayed It was completed in 1979; unlike the OMOs it did not have centre doors and had a much more bus-like appearance. English Electric Railcoach car No. 641 was bought by Friends of Fleetwood and following a period of storage in their yard, it was adorned with photographs and displays for Blackpool FC and is now on display at Pleasure Beach, however it now wears an advert for local charity 'Horizon Blackpool'. Nos. Ian Allan Ltd. ISBN 0711024596. 168 formed the basis for the illuminated Rocket (renumbered 732) which was withdrawn from service in 1999 and stood derelict at Rigby Road Depot[7] until 2012 when it was cosmetically restored and displayed as a static exhibit as part of the Illuminations. In 2016, the partially restored Lytham St. Annes 43 arrived in Blackpool, on a long-term loan from its owner, where it will eventually be fully restored for use in passenger service. No. [citation needed] Also the work was done on a tight budget meaning some of the modern features had to be retained. The locomotive did not receive a fleet number in the Blackpool tramcar fleet, but it is known by its works number as 717. In 2012, 607 was preserved by the National Tramway Museum in Crich and moved there following restoration in Blackpool. 643 and 645 were bought by Caravan Parks for use as Cafes. 618 with tapered cab-ends, were rebuilt with extended platforms tapered at each end so passengers could enter at the front and pay the driver, whilst the original central doors became used by passengers only to exit the tramcars. After being safely delivered by W & J Riding Blackpool Centenary tram car No 641 is pictured here on the 27th of October 1984 shortly after entering service with Blackpool Corporation. No. The Marton Box cars were 15 open-top trams built in 1901 by the Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. Blackpool 59 is a unique tramcar. With a wealth of local culture and history & resources for all ages. 736 were preserved. 49 is enclosed and is in the green and cream livery. The Heyday of Blackpool's Trams. 5 is stored at the National Tramway Museum's off-site facility awaiting restoration, No. 59 is preserved by the National Tramway Museum in Crich. Some of the features received during 648's mid lifeoverhaul were reversed such as the removal of the skirts at both driving ends and the reinstatement of the traditional life guards. 671+681 were sold, but 671 joined the heritage fleet in 2015 and 681 joined in 2016 and they are currently stored. The worldwide launch of the tram, including showing the first new tram occurred on the 8th September 2011 at the new Starr Gate depot in Blackpool. stripped of the vynals from its B&M Bargain advert and is expected One of eight Centenary class cars operated by Blackpool Corporation all were withdrawn from service at the end of 2011 prior to the upgrade of the tramway. They first appeared in a green livery. 0 bids. It was named "George Formby OBE" and renumbered back to its original pre-1968 fleet number as 230. 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They were originally numbered 28–34 in the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad fleet, before being renumbered 116–122 after purchase by Blackpool Corporation Transport in 1920. 5 (formerly Fleetwood Box No. The bogie design continued the theme of the "O.M.O." 68 was withdrawn in 1936 and scrapped in 1939. They were originally known as Sun Saloon Railcoach cars, but became known as the Marton VAMBAC Railcoach cars after their original equipment was replaced with VAMBAC (Variable Automatic Multinotch Braking and Acceleration Control) equipment to allow for smoother, faster and quieter acceleration and braking. No. The Fleetwood Yankee cars were seven partially open-sided combination trams built in 1899 by the Electric Railway & Tram Carriage Works. [29] In January 2008 it was revealed that another iconic illuminated tram, the Rocket, which had been in service between 1961 and 1999 but which had since then stood idle, was also due to be restored for the Illuminations in 2012 at a cost of about £150,000 and with the help of a newly created Friends of the Illuminations group. 259 (originally No. Blackpool Trams - photographs from past 50 years - New Book from Trams … New South Wales 47 became the first steam tram to operate in Blackpool. 132, earlier No. However, these intentions did not happen and Glasgow 1245 left Blackpool in 2002 to join the Summerlee Museum collection of trams. Originally, all Centenary cars carried the 1980's fleet livery. £5.99. There were initially two variants of this class, with 62–64 built as 4 wheeled tramcars, whilst 65–68 were built as bogie tramcars. This library provides a range of services to residents and visitors. It is operational in Blackpool. No. The last of these in the active fleet, No. The design was unique to the Blackpool Tramway, with double staircases fitted at each end to access the upper decks whilst the driving compartments and access to the lower decks were in between the staircases. Twelve trams were built numbered 225-236 (later 600-607) and have a passenger capacity of between 52 and 56. It is run by Blackpool Transport as part of the Metro Coastlines, owned by Blackpool Borough Council. 648 however was overhauled with its original shape left intact. DVD Regional Tramways - the North West of England, Post 1945. by Peter Waller | 30 Aug 2017. 12) from 1937 to 1942, Fleetwood Crossbench car No. Our extensive range of titles provide an overview of the generations of vehicles, both buses and trams, on routes serving the town and the surrounding communities in the Fylde, from Fleetwood to Lytham. The first casualty was the pioneer tram 641, which was withdrawn with numerous faults during Summer 2011 and never ran again on the tramway. None of these remained in their original form, with 10 cars (272–281) rebuilt as towing cars for the Progress Twin Set cars in the 1950s and 1960s, 2 cars rebuilt as illuminated cars in the 1960s (209 as the Western Train Locomotive and 222 as the Hovertram), No. 614 became No. Question for Heritage Tram Enthusiasts. 1. They were originally numbered 14–24 and 38–41 in the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad fleet, before being renumbered 101–115 after purchase by Blackpool Corporation Transport in 1920. Blackpool Centenary Trams are the newest in the fleet and derive their name from the fact that the first of the vehicles went into operation in 1985, a hundred years after the tramway was founded. During December 2013, 680 was transferred to Beamish Museum for an operational loan deal and entered service there. Midlife overhauls started for the Centenary Cars in 1998 when 642 was withdrawn for an overhaul that would change the appearance of the tram. 618 already with the tapered cab-ends but without the doors at the ends prior to rebuilding as an OMO car, became No. BLACKPOOL TRAMS MAGAZINE ISSUE 60 SPRING 2013 EXC. 750 from 1907 and the Crab from 2012, which is a battery powered vehicle used to shunt the Flexity 2 trams at Starr Gate Depot (its full identity being Crab 1500 E). 5 (formerly English Electric Railcoach No. 616 was the first to be rebuilt as an OMO car in 1972, becoming No. Rack car No. 5 and 6 were also built by Lancaster and had a knifeboard seating arrangement on the upper decks, but they had a higher seating capacity of 44. 680 was preserved at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester in 2011. The Toastrack cars were 30 trams built between 1911 and 1927. The advert and fibreglass bears were removed in 1995. They were renumbered 93–98 in the Blackpool tram fleet. Nos. The tender was originally for 10 cars however funding was cut and eventually only 7 trams were built. It is operational at the East Anglia Transport Museum. The Venetian Gondola, the first illuminated theme car, was rebuilt from Marton Box car 28 in 1925 and was scrapped in 1963. 643 was then bought by a school in the Midlands area. City Class tram 611 departed Blackpool in 2000 after testing, so that modifications could be made prior to a second visit for further testing and it returned in 2005. The 8 Centenary cars formed much of the winter and early season output throughout the late 1980's, 1990's and 2000's. 2, Conduit car No. These tours on our booking pages show generic information about balloon trams. Vintage: Standard-type tram (66/147). Numbered 651, it had been tested sporadically on the Blackpool tramway in service conditions, but with the trials now over it was re-equipped as per 641-647 and took the next number in sequence, 648. 636 was sold to Stored Energy Technology to test experimental equipment. The Rocket (732) was rebuilt from Pantograph car 168 in 1961. Both Photographs by Gareth Prior 139 (originally No. Three main events were planned, an open day at the tram depot in Blackpool prior to the centenary day itself, ... as it did for the other two centenary events. 12. It has been 680, was withdrawn in 2008. It is in the red, teak and cream livery and is operational at the National Tramway Museum in Crich. Report. The interior was modified like the other trams in the fleet. 646 was also bought by Friends of Fleetwood, however as it had the Paul Gaunt Furniture all over advert, it was displayed in the said company's car park. Car 601 (226) was the first to be preserved and has been at the Western Railway Museum, Suisun City, California, United States, since 1971, renumbered back to its original pre-1968 number as 226. 610 as No. The Marton VAMBAC Railcoach cars were 12 trams built in 1939 by English Electric. to receive an original red, white and brown livery formerly carried by Then I noticed that the centenary is much heavier (20t vs 13t). Box car No. The Fleetwood Box cars were 15 trams built between 1898 and 1914 by G.F. Milnes. Seven Standard cars were preserved. of tram. The official site for news and information about Blackpool's Heritage Tram Tours. [30] The full restoration did not occur but it was cosmetically restored in 2012 and used as a static display as part of the Illuminations for 2012 and 2013. As the Wirral Tramway did not open until 1995, they were loaned to Blackpool for testing and operated in passenger service, with Birkenhead 70 becoming the first foreign-built tram to operate in Blackpool in 1993. The line dates back to 1885 and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. 751) from 1973, No. [7][13] Following the closure of the Trolleyville museum, 606 was sold to the National Capital Trolley Museum, in Maryland.[14]. The first Balloon car was numbered 226 but was renumbered 237 to fit the number sequence of the Balloon cars after the Boat cars. The English Electric Railcoach cars were 45 streamlined enclosed single-deck trams built by English Electric between 1933 and 1935. Blackpool's Centenary of Trams Cavalcade, 1985 1985 was the centenary year of the trams and saw several visiting restored trams. The prolific coverage given to Blackpool's trams make it easy to collate visual records through most of the tramway years however the bus system which was inaugurated in 1921 with a single route and two vehicles has fared less well in photographic coverage. 147, which was restored to its enclosed condition and returned to service in April 2002. In March 2010, 632 entered Blackpool Transport's paint shop for a repaint into the half green and half off-white livery of the late 70s/early 80s as part of a sponsorship deal with Trams Magazine/The Blackpool Tram Shop. No. The Cottage tram, rebuilt from Marton Box car 33 in 1933, was scrapped in April 1935. It was followed in the same year by No. They were originally numbered 225–236, with eight surviving cars being renumbered 600–607 in 1968. 170 formed the basis for the illuminated Frigate (renumbered 736) in 1965 and still resembled a Pantograph car from the back end, until it was rebuilt again in 2004, altering its appearance and removing the last remnants of its Pantograph car shape. With the Bombardier Flexity 2 tramcars operating the main day to day services from 2012, the Twin Set cars were withdrawn at the end of 2011. stuartph > Blackpool Trams > Centenary 642 @ Pleasure Beach. 2 (formerly Marton Box No. Stockport 5 was loaned to Blackpool for passenger service between 1996 and 2011. Blackpool Tram 733 - N Gauge $ 28.00. The Blackpool Tramway now has a fleet of modern low-floor trams to quickly and efficiently transport thousands of people every day. No. 642's overhaul included larger destination boxes, a reconfigured roof and body side to stop the pantograph grease from running down the side of the tram. 761, meanwhile, was preserved by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust and was in outside storage until December 2013 when it was moved back in to Blackpool Transport's Rigby Road Depot. Nos. The tram has however, retained its increased height body sides, modernised hopper windows, modernised interior and larger destination blind boxes. The Blackpool Tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England.The line dates back to 1885 and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. 622 was given to Anchorsholme Primary School for use as a static classroom. In 1976, No. They were named as Toastracks after the tableware item which holds toast. 272 suffered fire damage whilst in service near Gynn Square due to an electrical fault and this set is currently stored out of service awaiting repair. 166 so that Standard car No. The former Twin Set towing cars 678–680 (278–280) were converted back to single trams with cabs at both ends. [12], The fleet was further reduced when car 606 was given to the Trolleyville Museum, Ohio, United States, in September 2000, in return for Standard 147, which was restored to its enclosed condition. Three ex-Pantograph cars survive as illuminated cars: No. In 1973, No. De-Luxe car No. Until 2002, no Standards survived in public service in Blackpool until Boat car No. With the introduction of the Flexity 2 trams in 2012, the Western Train (733+734), the Frigate (736) and the Trawler (737) were retained as part of the heritage fleet. They first appeared in a green, teak and white livery. 2:09. In 1992, Engineering tram 754 was built by East Lancashire Coachbuilders for a variety of uses on the tramway. They were originally numbered 108, 118, 125, 137, 149 and 150 in the London United Tramways fleet. The Motherwell cars were 12 open-top trams built in 1902. 10. 4 from 1912 to 1934, Conduit cars 5 and 6, No. 609, earlier No. - arrived at Rigby Road in December 2016. 643 was withdrawn in October 2011 and the remaining 6 cars soldiered on until the final day in service for the old fleet, 6th November 2011. [16] The illuminated trams have carried a variety of adverts since the 1960s. 611 in 1968. The Trawler (633) was rebuilt from Brush Railcoach car 633 in 2001 and was renumbered 737 in 2008. Independent Transport Videos are proud to present seven short films made by the renowned transport photographer, Malcolm King, during the centenary celebrations for Blackpool trams in 1985. The second road-rail vehicle was built by Bedford/ Bruff and numbered 441. 621 was preserved at Beamish Museum until 2016 when it was donated to the heritage fleet in Blackpool and moved back there in December 2016. They had Preston McGuire bogies with 4 ft 1 in (1.24 m) wheelbase and 30 in (760 mm) diameter wheels, British Thomson-Houston B510 motors with hand and rheostatic brakes. [citation needed] The retained Centenaries unfortunately suffer from electrical issues, with 642 failing on the first day of its re-entry into service, although it has operated successfully since. The Blackpool Tramway survived when all others fell by the wayside and has itself been transformed into a modern light rail system in line with other tramways established in the past 30 years. 25) from 1924, Pantograph car No. Conduit car No. 1 and 2 were built by Starbuck, with 48 seats and a garden seating arrangement on the upper decks. 264 and 618 (220–221, 224, 264–271 and 282–283) rebuilt as the One-Man Operated (OMO) cars in the 1970s. The tramcars also use the traditional green and cream livery of BTS, in various styles from the 1930s to the 1980s, and carry a number of colourful all-over advertisements. In 1975, No. The Boat cars, originally called Luxury Toastrack cars, were commissioned by Walter Luff in 1933, in accordance with his five-year plan. Trams can also be seen in different variations of the traditional green and cream Blackpool Transport livery, and in a variety of all-over adverts. TRAMTALK THE HOME OF RIGBY ROAD PUBLICATIONS Rigby Road Publications was founded in 2005 to celebrate Blackpool's transport history. 606 was given to the Trolleyville museum in the United States in 2000 in exchange for Standard car No. 3) from 1938, Fleetwood Crossbench car No. In 2013, 679 joined the heritage fleet in Blackpool and will eventually be restored into original condition and regain its original pre-1968 number as 279. Our intention is to run a Modified Balloon on this specific tour. Twenty two of them were scrapped, leaving three examples left. Originally intended to replace the OMO cars which were suffering from metal fatigue, ten were ordered. 941. at the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum in Sunderland. Central Library . £1.60 postage. 678 was preserved by Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust in 2011. 3 and 4 were built by Lancaster Carriage and Wagon Works, with 32 seats and a knifeboard seating arrangement on the upper decks. All of the other passenger trams which were reused as works cars were scrapped. Blackpool Pantograph Tram Final Condition 7mm Body ... N Gauge Production Centenary 642-648/ 651 $ 26.00. 3 (formerly Fleetwood Crossbench No. A campaign by the local newspaper, the Blackpool Gazette in 2006 to get The Western Train back on track,[27] resulted in a £278,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to restore the two tramcars in the Western Train set which first ran in 1962. No. and London Transport Underground cars, having "Metalastik" rubber/metal bonded springs. 940 and No. [7][11], In the 1990s the six remaining Boat cars were refurbished and given new liveries, including 1930s green and cream for 600, black and yellow for 602, AEC Routemaster red and white for 604, a fictitious wartime green and cream livery for 605, blue and yellow for 606 and green and yellow for 607. 680 was transferred to Blackpool for an initial 2-year loan and was repainted into 1990s green and cream livery with black window surrounds. Birkenhead 70 left Blackpool in 1994 to operate on the Wirral Tramway, followed by Birkenhead 69 in 1995. The Twin Set cars were originally driven only from the towing end, until seven sets (281+T1 and 272+T2 to 277+T7) were later converted to be driven from either end with a cab in the trailers. 624, then No. Compra A Centenary Celebration Of Blackpool'S Trams. 628 was renumbered 751 and then 260. No. 7 was rebuilt as a replica Vanguard tram in 1987, renumbered back to 619 and is at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester. In October 2018, following a rewire and interior overhaul to original condition, 227 was named Charlie Cairoli. 754 (formerly No. The original fleet livery was a mix of sand, green and white colours. They were the widest trams in the fleet, more roomy and modern and fitted with the more modern Thrystor Controls that were also fitted to the Jubilee trams. 11 is preserved by the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville, Lowestoft. No. Dreadnought car No. The Lancaster Palace cars were four trams built by Lancaster between 1894 and 1896. Blackpool Trams and Recollections: No. 440 became No. 611 prior to being rebuilt as OMO car No. 31, Fleetwood Box car No. No. Then I noticed that the centenary is much heavier (20t vs 13t). The Boat cars have a passenger capacity of between 52 and 56. 608 as No. 8 last carried passengers in 2010 but is currently stored in Blackpool awaiting further overhaul work and No. Thirteen trams had their VAMBAC systems replaced by conventional controllers from withdrawn tramcars during the 1960s, prolonging their short service life to 1975, when they were withdrawn. They were stationed at both Rigby Road and Marton depots for ease of access and continued there until the outbreak of World War II, when they were stored out of service due to the withdrawal of the circular tour and general lack of demand. 7 from 1939 to 1955), No. There have also been various wagons and battery powered vehicles used on the tramway, including: Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad Tower Wagon No. The position of the doors means that they can be operated by just a driver, as opposed to having a crew of two or three on board. Great Savings Free Delivery / Collection on many items 143) from 1957 to 1990, No. They remained in regular service until the closure of the inland routes during 1963. The 10 trailers were built brand new by Metro-Cammell in 1960, looking almost identical to the towing cars except for the lack of a tower. They were numbered in-consecutively, with the numbers being 28, 33–43, 45–51, 53, 99–100, 142–160 and 177. 674+684 were preserved by the North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust. 646 was later sold on and sadly the tram has now been scrapped. Ownership of Southampton 45 transferred to the National Tramway Museum in Crich during its stay in Blackpool, and the tram left in 1958 for its new home in Crich. 611 with flat cab-ends and No. SPEDIZIONE GRATUITA su ordini idonei They did however use the tried and trusted English Electric motors used in the rest of the fleet. Following the withdrawal of the old fleet at the end of service on 6th November 2011, 6 out of 8 of the Centenary Cars were sold and moved to new homes. They became better known as "boats" than "Luxury Toastracks" due to their ship-like streamlined appearance and are one of the most iconic Blackpool tram types. stuartph > Blackpool Trams > Centenary 642 @ Pleasure Beach. It also has an inspection tower for inspecting the overhead wires. The first Balloon car was renumbered 237 to fit the number sequence of the Balloon cars after the number sequence of the Boat cars. In 1990 following the end of experiments, it was decided that 651 would be useful as a standard Centenary Car and Blackpool Transport bought the body and work started fitting standard Centenary Car trucks, motors and suspension to make it compatible with it's sister cars. Please use the drop down menu for individual vehicle's galleries or clink on the fleet number below. 221 from 1965 to 1971 – rebuilt as OMO No. 615 became No. 167, Brush Railcoach car No. Prior to being rebuilt as the OMO cars, the last 11 cars remaining in their original form, as well as Nos.

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