A small selection of images taken during 2013.

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A small selection of images taken at the end of 2012.

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Much has happened since we last published an overview of the Blackpool tram fleet in December 2011. Many trams were sold, those owned by the LTT had to leave the depot rather hastily (most of them returned in late 2013) and Blackpool Transport has brought back some of the mothballed fleet to operational status. Only one tram (646) has been scrapped! Unfortunately, the “old” fleet is used only on special occasions now. Here is the current situation (listed by type and current fleet number – again we have included all those trams that operated in Blackpool in the last 20 years):


Balloon
701

previous no.:
238
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed = mainly for snow plow duties)


Balloon
702

previous no.:
239
owner:
Manchester Transport Museum
location:
Bury
status:
stored


Balloon
704

previous no.:
241
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Burton Road
status:
stored


Balloon
708

previous no.:
245
owner:
Manchester Transport Museum
location:
Bury
status:
stored


Balloon
710

previous no.:
247
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Fleetwood
status:
stored


Balloon
712

previous no.:
249
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
stored (on display)


Balloon
715

previous no.:
252
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Burton Road
status:
stored


Balloon
716

previous no.:
253
owner:
Ptarmigan Transport Solutions
location:
Perth
status:
stored


Balloon
717

previous no.:
254
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised; when needed)


Balloon
719

previous no.:
256
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Balloon
721

previous no.:
258
owner:
The North East Bus Preservation Trust
location:
Sunderland
status:
stored (on display)


Balloon
723

previous no.:
260
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised; when needed = mainly for snow plow duties)


Balloon
726

previous no.:
263
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Fleetwood
status:
stored


Balloon
Sunderland 101

previous no.:
703, 240
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Beamish Museum
status:
operational


Balloon (open top)
706

previous no.:
243
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Balloon (widened)
700

previous no.:
237
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Balloon (widened)
711

previous no.:
248
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Balloon (widened)
713

previous no.:
250
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Balloon (widened)
720

previous no.:
257
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Balloon Millennium style (widened)
707

previous no.:
244
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Balloon Millennium style (widened)
709

previous no.:
246
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Balloon Millennium style (widened)
718

previous no.:
255
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Balloon Millennium style (widened)
724

previous no.:
261
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Boat
226

previous no.:
601
owner:
Museum Rio Vista (USA)
location:
Rio Vista
status:
stored (on display)


Boat
227

previous no.:
602
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Boat
228

previous no.:
603
owner:
San Francisco MUNI (USA)
location:
San Francisco
status:
operational


Boat
230

previous no.:
604
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Boat
233

previous no.:
605
owner:
Market Street Railway (USA)
location:
MUNI San Francisco
status:
operational (not yet in service)


Boat
236

previous no.:
607
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational


Boat
600

previous no.:
225
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised; when needed)


Boat
606

previous no.:
235
owner:
National Capitol Museum (USA)
location:
Colesville/Silver Spring
status:
operational


Brush
287

previous no.:
259, 624
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Burton Road
status:
stored


Brush
290

previous no.:
627
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Pleasure Beach Loop
status:
on display – to be removed to storage in Fleetwood in November 2013


Brush
298

previous no.:
635
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
under restoration


Brush
621

previous no.:
284
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Fleetwoord
status:
stored


Brush
622

previous no.:
285
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust (unconfirmed)
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
stored (receiving repaint into Tigeriffic livery) – destined to become display at Anchorsholme Primary School


Brush
623

previous no.:
286
owner:
Manchester Transport Museum
location:
Heaton Park
status:
operational


Brush
625

previous no.:
288
owner:
Merseytravel
location:
Knowsley business park
status:
stored


Brush
626

previous no.:
289
owner:
Merseytravel
location:
Birkenhead
status:
stored (operational; when needed)


Brush
630

previous no.:
293
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational (modernised)


Brush
631

previous no.:
294
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised)


Brush
632

previous no.:
295
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Burton Road
status:
stored


Brush
634

previous no.:
297
owner:
Privateigent├╝mer
location:
Rushden Transport Museum
status:
stored (on display)


Brush
637

previous no.:
300
owner:
Merseytravel
location:
Knowsley business park
status:
stored


Brush
636

previous no.:
299
owner:
Stored Energy Technology
location:
Derby
status:
stored (tests only)


Centenary
641

previous no.:
-
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Fleetwood
status:
stored (modernised)


Centenary
642

previous no.:
-
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised; when needed)


Centenary
643

previous no.:
-
owner:
Broadwater Caravan Park
location:
Broadwater
status:
stored


Centenary
644

previous no.:
-
owner:
Farmer Parrs Animal World
location:

status:
stored (on display)


Centenary
645

previous no.:
-
owner:
Windy Harbour Caravan Park
location:
Little Singleton
status:
stored


Centenary
646

previous no.:
-
owner:
(Paul Gaunt)
location:
scrapped in 2013
status:
vandalised at Paul Gaunt premises in 2012


Centenary
647

previous no.:
-
owner:
The North East Bus Preservation Trust
location:
Sunderland
status:
stored (on display)


Centenary
648

previous no.:
651
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (modernised; when needed)


City Class (originally Roadliner)
611

previous no.:
-
owner:
Tram Power Ltd.
location:
Blackburn (not confirmed)
status:
stored (rebuilt after fire)


Conduit
4

previous no.:
1
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
stored (on display)


Coronation
304

previous no.:
641
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
mothballed


Coronation
660

previous no.:
324
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
mothballed


Coronation
663

previous no.:
327
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Marton (not confirmed; premises have new owner)
status:
stored (on display)


Dreadnought
59

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Clay Cross
status:
stored


Fleetwood Bo
40

previous no.:
5
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Fleetwood Rack
2

previous no.:
127
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational


Flexity2
001-016

previous no.:
-
owner:
Blackpool Borough Council
location:
Blackpool (Starr Gate)
status:
all 16 cars operational


Illuminated Frigate/Warship
736

previous no.:
170
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Illuminated Hovertram
735

previous no.:
222
owner:
The North East Bus Preservation Trust
location:
Beith
status:
stored – to return soon to Blackpool to be restored by the council illuminations dept.


Illuminated Paddle Steamer
731

previous no.:
163
owner:
USA (unknown owner)
location:
USA (location unknown)
status:
remains may survive (stored)


Illuminated Rocket
732

previous no.:
168
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Gynn Square roundabout
status:
on display (on loan to the council illuminations dept.)


Illuminated Trawler
737

previous no.:
633
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Illuminated Western Loco
733

previous no.:
209
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Illuminated Western Trailer
734

previous no.:
174
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Jubilee
761

previous no.:
725, 262
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Fleetwood
status:
stored


Jubilee
762

previous no.:
714, 251
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
stored (but operational)


Locomotive
-

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational


Marton Bo
31

previous no.:
754, 4
owner:
Museum Beamish
location:
Heaton Park
status:
operational


OMO
5

previous no.:
609, 221
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Clay Cross
status:
stored


OMO
8

previous no.:
612
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
mothballed


Pantograph
167

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
stored (on display)


Railcoach
279

previous no.:
679
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
under restoration


Railcoach
678

previous no.:
278
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Fleetwood
status:
stored


Railcoach
680

previous no.:
280
owner:
Manchester Transport Museum
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
stored (awaiting move to Manchester)


Standard
40

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational


Standard
48

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Brooks (USA)
location:
Brooks
status:
stored


Standard
49

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational


Standard
143

previous no.:
753, 3
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
under restoration


Standard
144

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Seashore (USA)
location:
Kennebunkport
status:
under restoration


Standard
147

previous no.:
-
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Standard
159

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Carlton Colville
location:
Carlton Colville
status:
operational


Toastrack
166

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational


Twin
671

previous no.:
281
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
unknown
status:
stored


Twin
672

previous no.:
272
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Twin
673

previous no.:
273
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Fleetwood
status:
stored


Twin
674

previous no.:
274
owner:
The North East Bus Preservation Trust
location:
Sunderland
status:
stored (on display)


Twin
675

previous no.:
275
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
mothballed


Twin
676

previous no.:
276
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
mothballed


Twin Trailer
681

previous no.:
T1
owner:
Merseytravel
location:
Knowsley business park
status:
stored


Twin Trailer
683

previous no.:
T3
owner:
Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
location:
Fleetwood
status:
stored


Twin Trailer
684

previous no.:
T4
owner:
The North East Bus Preservation Trust
location:
Sunderland
status:
stored (on display)


Twin Trailer
685

previous no.:
T5
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
mothballed


Twin Trailer
686

previous no.:
T6
owner:
Lancastrian Transport Trust
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
mothballed


Twin Trailer
687

previous no.:
T7
owner:
Merseytravel
location:
Knowsley business park
status:
stored


Twin Trailer
T2

previous no.:
682
owner:
Blackpool Transport
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


Vambac
11

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Carlton Colville
location:
Carlton Colville
status:
operational


Vanguard Replica
Heaton Park 7

previous no.:
619
owner:
Manchester Transport Museum
location:
Heaton Park
status:
operational


Works Engineering
754

previous no.:
-
owner:
Blackpool Borough Council
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational


Works PW Trailer
260

previous no.:
751
owner:
Blackpool Borough Council
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational


Works Rail Grinder
2

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Clay Cross
status:
stored


Works Rail Grinder
752

previous no.:
2, 1
owner:
Manchester Transport Museum
location:
Heaton Park
status:
operational


Works Reel Wagon
750

previous no.:
-
owner:
Blackpool Borough Council
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational


Works Tower Wagon
749

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Beamish
location:
Beamish Museum
status:
operational


Works Unimog
938

previous no.:
-
owner:
Blackpool Borough Council
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
stored


Works Unimog
939

previous no.:
-
owner:
Blackpool Borough Council
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational


(-) Hong Kong
Birkenhead 69

previous no.:
-
owner:
Birkenhead Tramway
location:
Birkenhead
status:
operational


(-) Hong Kong
Birkenhead 70

previous no.:
-
owner:
Birkenhead Tramway
location:
Birkenhead
status:
operational


(-) Priestly Bogie
Bolton 66

previous no.:
-
owner:
Bolton 66 Group
location:
Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status:
operational (when needed)


(-) Water Car
Cardiff 131

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Blackpool (Starr Gate)
status:
operational (for track cleaning)


(-)
Edinburgh 35

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
stored (on display)


(-)
Glasgow 1245

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Summerlee
location:
Summerlee
status:
under restoration


(-) Cunarder
Glasgow 1297

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
stored (on display)


(-)
Hill of Howth (IRL) 10

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
stored (on display)


(-)
Liverpool 762

previous no.:
-
owner:
Birkenhead Tramway
location:
Birkenhead
status:
operational


(-) California
Manchester 765

previous no.:
-
owner:
Manchester Transport Museum
location:
Heaton Park
status:
operational


(-) Brill semi-convertible
Porto (PT) 273

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational


(-) Roberts
Sheffield 513

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Beamish
location:
Carlton Colville
status:
operational


(-)
Southampton 45

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
operational


(-)
Stockport 5

previous no.:
-
owner:
Stockport 5 Group
location:
Heaton Park
status:
operational


(-) Steam Locomotive
Sydney (AUS) 47

previous no.:
-
owner:
Museum Crich
location:
Crich
status:
stored (on display)

a small selection of some very nice videos found on youtube:

  • New Tram 001 – Clearance Run to Ash Street
  • New Tram 001 – Inauguration Run
  • June 2011 (“new” prom)
  • Blackpool Day at Heaton Park (November 2010)
  • 703 at Beamish (August 2011)
  • Blackpool Trams at Carlton Colville (May 2010)
  • Boat 228 in San Francisco

From easter 2012 nothing will be the same! The old Blackpool tram fleet has mostly been sold to museums and some private individuals. Whilst some cars will remain in Blackpool for the forseeable future a large number has already found new homes. Below is a list of the current location of the old fleet. Included are all surviving trams that ever ran in Blackpool so all the non-Blackpool visiting trams appear and also the new Flexity2 cars. The fleet that will probably survive in Blackpool is highlighted in green. Dated September 2011:

blackpool trams 2011.pdf

A more up-to-date listing taken from the above table is below (first listed are the visiting trams, then the Blackpool fleet by car type & fleet number) – December 2011:

(-) Hong Kong
Birkenhead 69
previous no.: -
owner: Birkenhead Tramway
location: Birkenhead
status: operational

(-) Hong Kong
Birkenhead 70
previous no.: -
owner: Birkenhead Tramway
location: Birkenhead
status: operational

(-) Priestly Bogie
Bolton 66
previous no.: -
owner: Bolton 66 Group
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (not frequently used)

(-) Water Car
Cardiff 131
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Blackpool (Starr Gate)
status: operational (for track cleaning)

(-)
Edinburgh 35
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: stored (on display)

(-)
Glasgow 1245
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Summerlee
location: Summerlee
status: stored

(-) Cunarder
Glasgow 1297
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: stored (on display)

(-)
Hill of Howth (IRL) 10
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: stored (on display)

(-)
Liverpool 762
previous no.: -
owner: Birkenhead Tramway
location: Birkenhead
status: operational

(-) California
Manchester 765
previous no.: -
owner: Heaton Park Tramway
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (not frequently used)

(-) Brill semi-convertible
Porto (PT) 273
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: operational

(-) Roberts
Sheffield 513
previous no.: -
owner: Beamish Museum
location: Carlton Colville
status: operational (on loan)

(-)
Southampton 45
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: operational

(-)
Stockport 5
previous no.: -
owner: Stockport 5 Group
location: Heaton Park
status: operationa

(-) Steam Locomotive
Sydney (AUS) 47
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: operational

Balloon (widened)
700
previous no.: 237
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon
701
previous no.: 238
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Balloon
702
previous no.: 239
owner: Heaton Park Tramway
location: Trafford Park (unknown location)
status: stored

Balloon
704
previous no.: 241
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Balloon (open top)
706
previous no.: 243
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Balloon
708
previous no.: 245
owner: Manchester Transport Museum
location: Bolton (unknown location)
status: stored

Balloon
710
previous no.: 247
owner: Friends of Fleetwood Trams
location: Fleetwood (unconfirmed location)
status: stored

Balloon
711
previous no.: 248
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised / to be widened)

Balloon
712
previous no.: 249
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: stored (on display)

Balloon (widened)
713
previous no.: 250
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon
715
previous no.: 252
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Balloon
716
previous no.: 253
owner: Ptarmigan Transport Solutions
location: Perth
status: stored

Balloon
717
previous no.: 254
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon
719
previous no.: 256
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised / to be widened)

Balloon (widened)
720
previous no.: 257
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon
721
previous no.: 258
owner: unknown private owner
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Balloon
723
previous no.: 260
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon
726
previous no.: 263
owner: Friends of Fleetwood Trams
location: Fleetwood (unknown location)
status: stored (was operational)

Balloon Millennium style (widened)
707
previous no.: 244
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon Millennium style (widened)
709
previous no.: 246
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon Millennium style (widened)
718
previous no.: 255
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon Millennium style (widened)
724
previous no.: 261
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Balloon
Sunderland 101
previous no.: 703, 240
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Beamish Museum
status: operational (on loan in Sunderland livery)

Boat
226
previous no.: 601
owner: Museum Rio Vista (USA)
location: Rio Vista
status: stored (on display)

Boat
228
previous no.: 603
owner: San Francisco MUNI (USA)
location: San Francisco
status: operational

Boat
600
previous no.: 225
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Boat
602
previous no.: 227
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Boat
604
previous no.: 230
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Boat
605
previous no.: 233
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored (to be loaned to Birkenhead)

Boat
606
previous no.: 235
owner: National Capitol Museum (USA)
location: Colesville/Silver Spring
status: under restoration

Boat
607
previous no.: 236
owner: Museum Crich
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: under restoration

Brush
287
previous no.: 259, 624
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored (on display)

Brush
298
previous no.: 635
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: under restoration

Brush
621
previous no.: 284
owner: unknown private owner
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Brush
622
previous no.: 285
owner: Totally Transport CIC
location: Marton
status: stored (on display)

Brush
623
previous no.: 286
owner: Heaton Park Tramway
location: Heaton Park
status: stored

Brush
625
previous no.: 288
owner: unknown private owner
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Brush
626
previous no.: 289
owner: Birkenhead Tramway
location: Birkenhead
status: stored (operational)

Brush
627
previous no.: 290
owner: Friends of Fleetwood Trams
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Brush
630
previous no.: 293
owner: Museum Crich
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Brush
631
previous no.: 294
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Brush
632
previous no.: 295
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Brush
634
previous no.: 297
owner: Privateigent├╝mer
location: Rushden Transport Museum
status: stored (on display)

Brush
637
previous no.: 300
owner: Totally Transport CIC
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Brush
636
previous no.: 299
owner: Stored Energy Technology
location: Derby
status: stored (test runs only)

Centenary
641
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Centenary
642
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Centenary
643
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Centenary
644
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised) – reserved for Farmer Parrs Animal World

Centenary
645
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Centenary
646
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Centenary
647
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised)

Centenary
648
previous no.: 651
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (modernised) – originally to go to Crich but rejected because of lack of space

Conduit
4
previous no.: 1
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: stored (on display)

Coronation
304
previous no.: 641
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (not frequently used)

Coronation
660
previous no.: 324
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Coronation
663
previous no.: 327
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Marton
status: stored (on display)

Dreadnought
59
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Clay Cross
status: stored

Fleetwood Bo
40
previous no.: 5
owner: Museum Crich
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (on loan / not frequently used)

Fleetwood Rack
2
previous no.: 127
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: operational

Flexity2
001, 004(?), 005
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Borough Council
location: Blackpool (Starr Gate)
status: operational (not in passenger service yet)

Illuminated Frigate/Warship
736
previous no.: 170
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Illuminated Hovertram
735
previous no.: 222
owner: Beith Transport Preservation Trust
location: Beith
status: stored

Illuminated Paddle Steamer
731
previous no.: 163
owner: USA (unknown owner)
location: USA (location unknown)
status: remains may survive (stored)

Illuminated Rocket
732
previous no.: 168
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Illuminated Trawler
737
previous no.: 633
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Illuminated Western Loco
733
previous no.: 209
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Illuminated Western Trailer
734
previous no.: 174
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Jubilee
761
previous no.: 725, 262
owner: Friends of Fleetwood Trams
location: Fleetwood (unknown location)
status: stored (was operational)

Jubilee
762
previous no.: 714, 251
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: stored (was operational)

Locomotive
-
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: operational

Marton Bo
31
previous no.: 754, 4
owner: Museum Beamish
location: Heaton Park
status: operational

OMO
5
previous no.: 609, 221
owner: Museum Crich
location: Clay Cross
status: stored

OMO
8
previous no.: 612
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational (not frequently used)

Pantograph
167
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: stored (on display)

Railcoach
279
previous no.: 679
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Marton
status: under restoration

Railcoach
678
previous no.: 278
owner: Friends of Fleetwood Trams
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Railcoach
680
previous no.: 280
owner: Heaton Park Tramway
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: under restoration

Roadliner (now City Class)
611
previous no.: -
owner: Tram Power Ltd.
location: Blackburn (not confirmed)
status: stored (rebuilt after fire)

Standard
40
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: operational

Standard
48
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Brooks (USA)
location: Brooks
status: stored

Standard
49
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: operational

Standard
143
previous no.: 753, 3
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: under restoration

Standard
144
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Seashore (USA)
location: Kennebunkport
status: under restoration

Standard
147
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Standard
159
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Carlton Colville
location: Carlton Colville
status: operational

Toastrack
166
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Crich
status: operational

Twin
671
previous no.: 281
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Twin
672
previous no.: 272
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational – originally to go to Crich but rejected because of lack of space

Twin
673
previous no.: 273
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Twin
674
previous no.: 274
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Twin
675
previous no.: 275
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Twin
676
previous no.: 276
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Twin Trailer
681
previous no.: T1
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Twin Trailer
682
previous no.: T2
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational – originally to go to Crich but rejected because of lack of space

Twin Trailer
683
previous no.: T3
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Twin Trailer
684
previous no.: T4
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: mothballed

Twin Trailer
685
previous no.: T5
owner: Blackpool Transport
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Twin Trailer
686
previous no.: T6
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Twin Trailer
687
previous no.: T7
owner: Lancastrian Transport Trust
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Vambac
11
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Carlton Colville
location: Carlton Colville
status: operational

Vanguard Replica
7
previous no.: 619
owner: Heaton Park Tramway
location: Heaton Park
status: operational

Works Engineering
754
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Borough Council
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Works PW Trailer
260
previous no.: 751
owner: Blackpool Borough Council
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Works Rail Grinder
2
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Crich
location: Clay Cross
status: stored

Works Rail Grinder
752
previous no.: 2, 1
owner: Heaton Park Tramway
location: Manchester (unknown location)
status: stored (was operational)

Works Reel Wagon
750
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Borough Council
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Works Tower Wagon
749
previous no.: -
owner: Museum Beamish
location: Beamish Museum
status: operational

Works Unimog
938
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Borough Council
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: stored

Works Unimog
939
previous no.: -
owner: Blackpool Borough Council
location: Blackpool (Rigby Road)
status: operational

Bombardier Flexity 2 no. 001 was launched to the press on SEP 8. Here are some photos taken by Robin Barratt. The car ran for invited guests between the new Starr Gate depot and Pleasure Beach. The new fleet is taking over from easter 2012.

blacpool new 007.jpg

blacpool new 012.jpg

blacpool new 013.jpg

blacpool new 014.jpg

blacpool new 011.jpg

blacpool new 010.jpg

Technical details of the new cars (in German – sorry):

Blackpool_10644_1109_DE_WEB.pdf

A very good article was recently published on the Heritage Railway website. It deals with the ongoing “upgrade”.

http://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/ft1.html

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