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Gallery 982: Blackpool Tramway - Tramtown

The newest tram based attraction in Blackpool was officially launched during the Anniversary Weekend held at the end of September - Tramtown. As a precursor of a major visitor centre attraction in the future, regular behind the scenes tours are now taking place at Rigby Road Depot allowing the chance for the public to see some of the trams which haven't run for many years (many of which it will be decades before their chance for restoration comes along, if at all) and to hear about the history of the tramway and what the future may bring. These pre-bookable tours, running weekly, have provided to be incredibly popular with the limited tickets being snapped up by not only enthusiasts but the general public as well who want to get that glimpse behind the scenes.

This collection of photos is taken from two separate tours in September and October and gives a taste of what you can expect to see when being taken around Tramtown, including the main tram shed, Electrical Compound, Fitting Shop and Paint Shop. We see some of those long withdrawn trams, trams under attention and some of the operational cars on display for photos.

* Tours of Rigby Road Depot are taking place every Wednesday until 15th December and and dates have now been announced for every Monday and Saturday in January and February in 2022 (except for 3rd January) - further dates will follow. Tickets cost 5 for adults and 2.50 for children aged 3-15. For details of the tours and to book your place visit All proceeds from the tours go towards the fund for repairing the depot.

Photographers: Stuart Cooke & Trevor Hall
Photographs were taken on Wednesday 29th September & Wednesday 20th October 2021.

Lytham 43

Brush 634

Glasgow 1016

Balloon 704

Balloon 704 & Standard 147

Standard 143

Standard 147


Coronation 663

Boat 230 & Trawler

Coronation 304

Balloon 726

Works Brush 259

Balloon 720

Twin Car 676+686

Rebuilt Balloon 709 & Balloon 720

Centenary 645

Twin Car 685+675

Twin Motor Car 675 & Trampower

Rebuilt Balloon 718 & Coronation 663

Engineering Car 754

Brush 634

Balloon 704

Balloon 704 door

Hovertram, Jubilee 761 & Brush 632


Balloon 726 & Railcoach 680

Balloon 726, Balloon 713 & Coronation 304

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