Category Archives: Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust

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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Trailer T7 to be reborn

Following a great deal of upheaval, it has been confirmed that the ownership of Blackpool Trailer 687 has changed once again, with the tram now becoming an official member of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust’s collection. Plans have also been … Continue reading

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Preserved Blackpool trams to move again?

The majority of the historic Blackpool tramcars owned by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust, along with a number of privately owned trams purchased from the aborted Merseytravel scheme, are currently stored outside in a secure compound at Fleetwood’s docks. However, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A Centenary car reunion

A welcome bonus in the placing of pioneer Blackpool Centenary car 641 on the display siding at Pleasure Beach, has been the possibility of creating some photo opportunities with members of this often undervalued class. With both 642 and 648 … Continue reading

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Centenary 641 prepares for Pleasure Beach debut

It may be slightly later than originally planned – as so often happens with a new signing – but the Blackpool FC Celebration Tram is now in situ alongside Pleasure Beach loop and will be officially unveiled to the public … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush 290 goes undercover

After the trials and tribulations of the last few weeks Blackpool Brush 290 is finally undercover again following its removal from its display track at Pleasure Beach in the early hours of Wednesday 26th August. As previously reported on British … Continue reading

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Railcoaches prepare to return home

Two of Blackpool’s classic single deck Railcoaches are now ready and waiting to return home to Rigby Road thanks to some recent positive developments. The repaint of Ex-Towing car 680 at the Heaton Park Tramway has now been completed, whilst … Continue reading

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The tram that can’t be moved

The task of transferring Blackpool Brush Railcoach 290 from its current location to storage at Rigby Road sounds a simple one on paper, but unfortunately it has turned out to be anything but. It will be recalled that this tram … Continue reading

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Preparations start for Pleasure Beach tram display changeover

Having spent three Illumination seasons alongside Pleasure Beach loop Brush Railcoach 290 is being prepared for a move before the 2015 Illumination season which will see it replaced by Centenary Car 641. It had originally been expected that 290 would … Continue reading

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A new owner for Blackpool Centenary 643

Blackpool Centenary Car 643 has a new owner with the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust arranging for the private sale of the tram to a specialist firm responsible for railway equipment sourcing. The tram will remain at the Wyre Dock storage … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

The main site update is back this week as we bring you a further three Photo Galleries plus a few updates to the Fleet Lists section:

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A chance to visit Fleetwood’s tram graveyard

The open storage site at Fleetwood fish docks which is occupied by a large number of Blackpool tramcars is normally strictly off limits to members of the general public, but at 1230 on Saturday 18th July a limited number of … Continue reading

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