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 sell it to San Francisco. 233 last ran at Beamish on the final day of the Agricultural Power from the Past event on Sunday 1st September and was then prepared for departure. At the time of writing no definite date has been announced as to when the tram will start its long journey to its new home. With thanks to Paul Ellis for sharing this photo with us.

233 sits at the back of the depot on Friday 13th September just waiting for its fate to be sealed. (Photo: Paul Ellis)

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4 Responses to In Pictures: Blackpool 233 gets ready for the off

  1. Mark Thewlis says:

    They should start charging a storage charge…

  2. Leyland Dave says:

    Can no longer find any mention of the purchase on San Fransisco’s website, I’m sure there was before? Don’t want to raise false hopes but could that plus 233 not leaving Beamish yet be signs of a change of plan?

  3. Ken Walker says:

    I hope Beamish have billed LTT for the time and manpower involved in preparing 233 for the move as LTT have not completed the 2 year contract period.

  4. Steve Jones says:

    Beamish website reports Blackpool Boat 233 departed the museum today, Thursday 19th September on the first stage of its long journey to San Francisco. Appropriately the weather was damp and miserable!

    Later it was observed on a Scott’s low loader on the M1.

    I hope the LTT members feel proud of themselves!!