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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Leicester 76

Leicester 76 has recently been washed and prepared for display in the new 'Century of Trams' Exhibition. This wash was the first time Leicester 76, the only surviving Leicester tram, has been outside for almost 20 years.

We have only recently discovered that 76 never actually ran in this condition in Leicester, though other Leicester trams did. Leicester adopted a strange half enclosed balcony design with a window that wrapped around the seats on the balconies to protect the passengers from the weather.

76 was the first tram to be restored at the Museum, being fully restored in the Stone Workshop after being used as a cricket pavilion in Yorkshire.