Category Archives: Fylde Transport Trust

In Pictures: Railcoach 279 restoration continues

Whilst the Coronavirus pandemic has caused a number of long-standing restoration and overhaul projects to be put on hold there is one high profile job which has been continuing – Blackpool Railcoach 279. It has to be said that the … Continue reading

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FTT launch easy way to donate as progress continues on 279’s restoration

Its not just operating systems across the country who are looking for extra funding streams during these times. Many heritage organisations are also in the same position as any events they may have planned, which would help them to gain … Continue reading

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Railcoach 279 restoration progress report

The major restoration project being undertaken by the Fylde Transport Trust to return Railcoach 279 to its original style is continuing to make some progress, although inevitably this has slowed down recently in the current situation. Despite adhering to all … Continue reading

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Brief update on FTT trams Standard 143 & Railcoach 279

The Fylde Transport Trust have given the latest update on the projects to return Standard 143 and Railcoach 279 to the rails with the latter continuing to take shape as a “pointed end” Railcoach once more.

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Progress made on restorations in Blackpool

This winter has already been a busy one at Rigby Road Depot’s heritage tram workshops with Boat 230, the Frigate and the Western Train all already seeing attention. In addition the major restoration of Balloon 704 is continuing and there … Continue reading

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Work continues on Railcoach 279

It would appear that the lack of motivation after the Christmas break doesn’t extend to the Fylde Transport Trust as less than two weeks in and there is another update on the restoration of Railcoach 279 with more progress being … Continue reading

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FTT and BHT tram collections to merge

It has been announced that the trams currently part of the Blackpool Heritage Trust (BHT) collection are to be merged with the Fylde Transport Trust (FTT) as a way of ensuring the collection is able to release additional funding streams … Continue reading

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Brief FTT tram update

For the last time this year we bring you a brief update on the planned return to service of three trams owned by the Fylde Transport Trust: Standard 143, Railcoach 279 and Coronation 304.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Standard 143

Merry Christmas! Hopefully you have been good enough for Santa to visit you this morning and you have had plenty of treats already but the treats just carry on from British Trams Online! It may be Christmas Day but we … Continue reading

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FTT get a dome and compressor as an early Christmas present!

It has been another busy week of progress for two of the Fylde Transport Trust’s trams with both Railcoach 279 and Coronation 304 seeing significant arrivals as they continue their long roads back to service.

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Standard 143’s motor to be sent away

Regular followers of the Blackpool Tramway will be well aware of the saga of the return to service of Standard 143 which after delays was finally launched into service in September only to fail on its inaugural evening leading to … Continue reading

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Blackpool trams under attention across the country

Both the Fylde Transport Trust (FTT) and North East Electrical Transport Trust (NEETT) as well as being handily easy to give easier to type acronyms to(!) are also both currently working on Blackpool trams in their collections with the FTT’s … Continue reading

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Motor problem sidelines Standard 143

It was going to be the star of the September Spectacular weekend in Blackpool having been launched at the start of the week but in the end the Fylde Transport Trust’s Standard 143 ended up being a static exhibit after … Continue reading

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FTT approach their target to fund overhaul of Coronation 304’s compressor

The Fylde Transport Trust are an organisation who don’t seem to want the grass to grow under their feet as no sooner have they seen the launch of one of their trams into service (Standard 143 if you missed the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 143

In the second of our special Picture in Time article we again take a look today at Blackpool Standard 143 in the early days of its extensive restoration.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 143

With Blackpool Standard 143’s restoration now over and the tram officially launched back into service we take a look at the early days of the tram being in the ownership of the Lancastrian Transport Trust, now the Fylde Transport Trust … Continue reading

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Blackpool Standard 143 launched back into service

After very nearly 62 years, Blackpool Standard 143 has carried passengers once more following its official launch back into service with a special trip and buffet during the evening of Monday 23rd September 2019. The restoration – started by the … Continue reading

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Standard 143’s restoration in the final stages

On Monday 23rd September a tram is set to be returned to service in Blackpool, some 62 years since it last carried passengers. That tram is Standard 143 which is coming to the end of its extensive restoration with the … Continue reading

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Standard 143 work continues

The launch of Blackpool Standard 143 is now a little over a week away and with this in mind the past week has seen some good progress made on the tram’s restoration with it now to be found in the … Continue reading

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FTT launch appeal for Coronation 304 compressor overhaul

The Fylde Transport Trust need £3,160 to overhaul the compressor of Coronation 304 and to help raise this money they have launched another appeal. This will be a full overhaul of the compressor undertaken by CMP Engineering in Trafford Park … Continue reading

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