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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Blackpool 'brush' tramcar 630

The National Tramway Museum has taken delivery of the Blackpool 'brush' tramcar 630. The tram has had some bodywork repairs undertaken and has been fully repainted by Blackpool Transport before being dispatched to Crich.

Blackpool 'Brush' car loaded on to Scotts transporter ready to depart from Blackpool Transports Rigby Road Depot, with Blackpool Tower in the background.

Blackpool 630 on the way to Crich, on the outskirts of Blackpool it was necessary to avoid low hanging traffic lights by driving around the end of its bracket arm!

Blackpool 630 waits patiently in the lay just north of Preston, waiting for a police escort though the centre of the round about under M55 Jct 1, this was necessary as the height of the tram with its tower in place exceeds  16ft 6 inches and therefore is considered to be an out of gauge load.

Blackpool 630 passing under the M55 on the special private gated 'high load' road that has lowered section in the centre of the round about.

Photographs taken on Wednesday 21st December 2011.