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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Blackpool Celebrations

As well as the August Bank Holiday Blackpool event we are holding, the following trams from the Museum's collection are expected to be visiting Blackpool later this year to participate in the 125th anniversary of Britain's first electric street tramway.

Johannesburg No. 60. Built in 1906 by the United Electric Car Company of Preston and exported for service in South Africa.

London County Council No.106. Built in 1903 by Dick, Kerr & Co. of Preston. Seen here when temporaily positioned in the Exhibition Hall over the 'Crich 50' event last year.

Leeds City Tramways No.399. Built in 1926 by Leeds City Tramways in their Kirkstall Road Works for use on hilly routes. It is seen here in the company of Newcastle 102 at Town End during an August Bank Holiday Extravaganza.

Oporto 273. Built in 1928 by Oporto Tramways this car was built for a hot coastal resort, it'll be fantastic seeing it in action on a coastal tramway! It's seen here on the track between Wakebridge and Town End flying Portuguese flags from its roof.
Going back to its home town for the third time is Blackpool 167, the last surviving 1928 'Pantograph' car. Its seen here at Fleetwood Ferry terminus (one of its old haunts!) during its 1998 visit. 1914 built Blackpool and Fleetwood 40, which is already on loan to Blackpool Transport from the Museum is parked behind.

Also returning to its home town is 1926 built Blackpool 'Standard' 40. It is seen here with a Rawtenstall Leyland Tiger Cub at the Museum's 1950s event.