As has been reported previously, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 623 is heading back home for an operating loan period to help mark the 80th anniversary of Blackpool’s Brush cars. However, before it returns to Blackpool there will be a final chance this year to ride on the tram at the Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester this weekend.
623 has recently received some interior attention including re-varnishing of its wooden saloon window frames and some paint work, which has vastly improved its appearance, ensuring that it will be a great ambassador for its owners during its time in Blackpool. Before preparations for its road journey get underway, it is planned to run 623 in passenger service over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Subject to availability, the Brush car will operate on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May. The latter will be its final use at the park this year with transportation to Blackpool expected in June.