Category Archives: Fylde Transport Trust

Coronation 304 next FTT tram on the road to return after FTS funding confirmation

The good news in relation to Fylde Transport Trust owned trams just keeps on coming! Following on from the recent start of testing of Standard 143 and the return of Railcoach 279 to Rigby Road comes the news that additional … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Railcoach 279 returns to Rigby Road

Rigby Road Depot is home to a “pointy ended” English Electric Railcoach once more with the Fylde Transport Trust’s 279 having made the short trip across Blackpool on Thursday 17th March 2022 to allow for the last stages of its … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Standard 143 starts testing on the Prom

The Fylde Transport Trust’s Blackpool Standard 143 has finally broken cover from the confines of Rigby Road Depot with testing and mileage accumulation commencing on Wednesday 9th March. This was the first time that the tram had run under its … Continue reading

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Motors fitted to Standard 143 – now let the testing commence!

Its been the news that seemed as it may never happen but whisper it quietly, Blackpool Standard 143 may finally fully enter passenger service this year with its failed motor having been replaced over the past few months. Static testing … Continue reading

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More progress on Blackpool Railcoach 279’s restoration

Its been a while since we last gave an update on the restoration of the Fylde Transport Trust’s Railcoach 279 but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been more progress on returning the tram to service – far from it with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Towing Car 671 moves to St Helens

As was revealed earlier this year, Blackpool Towing car 671 has a new home with its movement to the North West Museum of Road Transport taking place on Sunday 18th April. It will be a new exhibit at the museum … Continue reading

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Blackpool Coronation 304 moves closer to a return

The good news about trams owned by the Fylde Transport Trust just keeps coming! Hot on the heels of the news about a repaint for Brush Car 634 and the continued work on Railcoach 279 comes confirmation that Coronation Car … Continue reading

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The Terror Train to return to Blackpool

One to file under “I didn’t see that happening” is the news that a long-lost advertising livery is to be resurrected on Blackpool Brush Car 634 with a version of its 1990s Coral Island Terror Train advert to be reapplied … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Railcoach 279’s windscreens trial fitted

As we enter March and we start to see those first signs of Spring and a hoped for gradual relaxation of restrictions we can start to think of what we may have to look forward once things do start to … Continue reading

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Progress made on restorations in the north west

Although we remain under Covid restrictions there is still some good progress to be reported on two tram restorations in the north west – one in Blackpool and the other in Birkenhead. Those trams are Blackpool Railcoach 279 and Warrington … Continue reading

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Blackpool Towing Car 671 finds its new home

The first of the trams asked to leave Rigby Road Depot has found a new home with the Fylde Transport Trust announcing that Twin Towing Car 671 will be moving to the North West Museum of Road Transport in St … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush 625 and Balloon 726 join the FTT collection

In an unexpected move the Fylde Transport Trust have announced that they have acquired two further trams with Brush Car 625 and Balloon 726 joining the collection. These two trams were in private ownership but after a change in circumstances … Continue reading

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FTT trams continue to progress towards a return to service

Two of the Fylde Transport Trust’s have continued to make steps towards a return to service in recent weeks with work having taken place on both Railcoach 279 at Brinwell Road and Coronation 304 at Rigby Road.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Brush 621 on tour for the FTT

Friday 23rd October saw the Fylde Transport Trust run a tour of the illuminations with Brush Car 621 hired for the occasion which included trips to both Fleetwood and Starr Gate. This was a scaled down tour from the original … Continue reading

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Fylde Transport Trust to tour the illuminations with Brush 621 and Balloon 715

The Fylde Transport Trust have announced that are going to be running two illumination tours on Friday 23rd October (subject to any changes in government restrictions) using Brush 621 and Balloon 715 – two trams which are part of their … Continue reading

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Standard 143’s defective motor to be repaired

One of the biggest talking points of 2019 was the high-profile failure of Blackpool Standard 143 on the night of its launch in September. Now over 12 months later and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have confirmed that the defective motor … Continue reading

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In Review: Fylde Transport Trust books

The Fylde Transport Trust have recently released a set of new books which as well as providing some reading for enthusiasts also have the added bonus of providing a source of fundraising for their restoration projects on both trams and … Continue reading

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A tale of two Coronations

There is no denying that Blackpool’s Coronation Cars remain popular with enthusiasts even though (or maybe because!) there hasn’t been an operational example on the Promenade tramway for several years. The road to return for two of the three survivors … Continue reading

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Work continues on returning Blackpool trams to the rails

While engineering staff are now back at Rigby Road in Blackpool preparing the trams for a return to the tracks at the August Bank Holiday weekend as well as continuing the work on the overhauls of the illuminated feature cars … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Railcoach 279 restoration continues

The thing with all these Covid-19 restrictions is that it makes you yearn for a time when normality can return which is something to look forward to in itself but when you couple this with the anticipation of the conclusion … Continue reading

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