Category Archives: Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust

Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust still looking for a new owner for Balloon 710

If you ever read the comments section of this website, or indeed many other places on the internet, you will be well aware that the story of Blackpool Balloon 710 is one which sees passionate exchanges from all sides. It’s … Continue reading

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Two more trams for East Anglia Transport Museum

Two of the erstwhile Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust collection of trams are set to find a new home at the East Anglia Transport Museum with news that Blackpool trams Brush Car 290 and Ex-Towing Railcoach 678 will be heading east … Continue reading

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Plans for Blackpool Brush 290 to go on display again cancelled

For a few days earlier this month it appeared that the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust’s Blackpool Brush Car 290 (627) could end up back on display on the Prom – this time in a special livery to show solidarity with … Continue reading

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Former Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust trams continue to seek new homes

Last year came the news that the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust were disbanding their collection after their efforts to establish a visitor attraction in the town featuring the trams eventually came to nothing. At the time all seven of the … Continue reading

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Is there an unusual future on the horizon for the Wyre Dock trams?

For a group of trams which are stored in a private compound with no public access the trams owned by the Fleetwood Heritage Trust – and currently for sale with the collection being disbanded – seem to get a lot … Continue reading

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Rossall School gets a new student

The formal break-up of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust tram collection has begun with orphaned Trailer Car 687 (T7 in its original number) making the short journey from Wyre Dock to Rossall School. The move saw the tram arrive in … Continue reading

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All change at Rossall School as Trailer 687 now selected for the move

They say a week is a long time in politics and so it seems a couple of weeks is a long time in tram preservation! After reports came out that Rossall School were preparing to take on Blackpool Balloon 710 … Continue reading

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A return to school for Balloon 710?

Since the announcement was made earlier this year that the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust had decided to dispose of their tram collection – the bulk of which remains stored in a secure compound at Wyre Dock – there has been … Continue reading

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Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust collection to be disbanded

The seven trams currently under the auspices of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust – most stored in Wyre Dock with one currently at Rigby Road Depot – are on the look out for new owners after the Trust announced their … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Centenary 641 on the move

After four years on display adjacent to Pleasure Beach loop, Blackpool Centenary 641 has been moved back to the Wyre Dock storage yard used by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust . 641 was loaded onto a lorry from regular transporter … Continue reading

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Trams to be restored for Fleetwood dockyard tramway scheme?

The Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust has recently announced ambitious plans to carry out major restoration work on some of its collection of ex-Blackpool trams, for operation on a brand new line at Fleetwood. This is part of a radical new … Continue reading

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Centenary car 641 – a work of art?

The latest project involving a tram from the collection of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust was unveiled on Saturday 9th September, as part of the ‘Art of Recovery in Blackpool’ event. As reported previously, Centenary car 641 has been given … Continue reading

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Centenary car 641 helps its sisters

Whilst its latest transformation is ongoing, preserved Blackpool Centenary car 641 has also made a significant and welcome contribution towards the upkeep of its class on its old home tramway. Its owners, the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust, have very kindly … Continue reading

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Another makeover for Centenary car 641

The Fleetwood Heritage Trust are enabling another static display utilising one of their collection of historic Blackpool trams. Centenary car 641, which has been in situ on the display siding within the Pleasure Beach turning circle for the last few … Continue reading

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Two more Blackpool trams to return to Rigby Road

After a period of time out in the cold, two further Blackpool trams are set to return home to the sanctuary of Rigby Road depot thanks to an agreement between their current owner and the Blackpool Heritage Trust. Both Brush … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush car 637 under threat

The future of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 637 is currently in some doubt after its private owner was given notice that a new home must be found for the tram after Christmas. 637 is at present stored at a compound on … Continue reading

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Preserved trams to run at Fleetwood docks?

The Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust are now reaching an advanced stage of planning a new visitor attraction in Fleetwood, as part of a major redevelopment of the town’s docks. Associated British Ports have confirmed their own plans and now the … Continue reading

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From Rigby Road to a Rugby school

The new home of Blackpool Centenary car 643 has now been revealed, with the tram arriving at Brooke School in Rugby, which will presumably be its final destination. The tram has been undergoing an interior refurbishment at a railway maintenance … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Fylde for Centenary 643

As expected, Blackpool Centenary car 643 has now departed the storage yard in Fleetwood where it has resided for the last few years, having been sold to a learning disability school in the Midlands for further use. The tram left … Continue reading

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Centenary car 643 goes to school!

The Blackpool tramway upgrade has resulted in several of the tramway’s old fleet ending up in some rather odd places – and Centenary car 643 looks set to join their ranks. Having already changed owners more time than many considerably … Continue reading

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