Category Archives: Lancastrian Transport Trust

Blackpool 671 is back at Rigby Road (again!)

There was an unexpected delivery at Blackpool’s Rigby Road tram depot on the morning of Monday 26th January, when Twin car motor 671 returned home following a lengthy period of outside storage at Marton. 671 was the last of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rocket rescue mission completed successfully!

On Tuesday 24th June, the last of the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s collection of historic Blackpool trams to be reclaimed by Blackpool Transport arrived safely back at Rigby Road – and arguably, the best one of the lot has been saved … Continue reading

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LTT trams are coming home!

Forget the song about how football is coming home – far more exciting news concerns the return home of another tram from the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s collection, with another expected to join it shortly. The tram which has already moved … Continue reading

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A bright future for the Sunderland Balloon

The long-term future of Blackpool Balloon car 703 is now looking more secure than ever before, following the announcement that it has become the latest tram to be sold by the Lancastrian Transport Trust to a new owner. The tram … Continue reading

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New owners confirmed for Blackpool 671

After a number of twists and turns in its recent past, Blackpool Towing car 671 is set for a new home with a new name to the transport preservation movement, the Tyne Tees Transport Trust. This group are believed to … Continue reading

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Blackpool 671 set for a new home

The fate of another tram from the collection of the Lancastrian Transport Trust can now be revealed, as this organisation continues its drive to dispose of all of its preserved trams. Blackpool 671 (ex-281) is the latest car to find … Continue reading

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The Brush cars are back with a vengence!

The task of returning the numerous Lancastrian Transport Trust trams to Blackpool Transport’s premises for inclusion in the company’s expanded heritage tram collection took another giant leap forwards on Tuesday 10th December, when two more old friends were transported back … Continue reading

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Blackpool Balloon 715 goes home

Mere hours after Blackpool Coronation car 663 returned to the safety of Rigby Road depot, another much-loved Blackpool tramcar was brought back home to join the town’s heritage tram fleet. Unlike 663, Balloon 715 is a tram that most of … Continue reading

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Blackpool Coronation cars reunited at Rigby Road

On Monday 9th December, all three surviving Blackpool ‘Coronation’ cars were reunited at the town’s Rigby Road tram depot for the first time since 1975. On this day, cars 304 and 660 were joined by 663, which had made the … Continue reading

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LTT trams to be re-homed

A representative of the Lancastrian Transport Trust has recently confirmed that this organisation is planning to cease its tram-related activities completely in the near future, in order to focus its resources on their remaining historic bus collection. The expected transfer of … Continue reading

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LTT update: the truth about Brinwell Road

After recently publishing a news story on the move of Blackpool Brush car 622, British Trams Online was contacted by Theo Dunne, who is the Managing Director of Heatons Engineering Group. This company purchased the Brinwell Road premises occupied by … Continue reading

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Tiger tram 622 escapes threat of extinction!

In a shock development, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 622 was transported back to Rigby Road depot on Thursday 7th November, having been forced out of its former home at the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s base at Brinwell Road. Although 622 is not … Continue reading

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Blackpool ‘Boat’ 233 docks in San Francisco

The long journey of Blackpool ‘Boat’ 233 to its new American home is finally over, with the car reaching its final destination of the Market Street Railway in San Francisco on Friday 25th October. This followed a mammoth journey for … Continue reading

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The case of the disapearing Facebook page

On the evening of Monday 7th October, the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s Facebook page was mysteriously deleted. Despite a previous period of inactivity, the page had actually been updated less than an hour before it ceased to exist, adding a rather … Continue reading

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Blackpool Standard 143 and Railcoach 279 go home

Monday 7th October turned out to be another exciting day for Blackpool’s heritage tram fleet, with the return of two more tramcars previously acquired for preservation by the Lancastrian Transport Trust to Blackpool Transport’s own premises at Rigby Road. Following … Continue reading

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The Boat 233 saga goes on… and on…

Just when we thought the fuss around the controversial sale of Blackpool Boat car 233/605 to America by the Lancastrian Transport Trust was finally beginning to die down, the story of its departure has now been reported in the wider … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from the Rocket!

Following on from the recent report about Blackpool’s illuminated Rocket tram 732 – which has now received further enhancements in the shape of a troop of astronauts on the Gynn Square roundabout – we are pleased to bring you more photos of … Continue reading

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Friends in high places for the Rocket

During the past week, further attention has been lavished on the illuminated Rocket tram 732, still marooned on the roundabout at Gynn Square as part of the annual illuminations display. Following some remedial work on the giant astronaut suspended above … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 233 gets ready for the off

Blackpool Boat car 233 is still at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North waiting for a low loader to arrive to take it away from the UK as part of the deal which has seen the Lancastrian Transport Trust … Continue reading

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New sponsor for illuminated Rocket tram

One of the most popular attractions of last year’s Blackpool illuminations was the iconic illuminated Rocket 732, which was cosmetically restored and put on static display in the centre of the Gynn Square roundabout in August 2012. The tram has … Continue reading

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