Category Archives: Fylde Transport Trust

In Pictures: The Terror Tram at Carlton Colville

Having been launched to much fun fare at Easter, the Fylde Transport Trust’s Blackpool Brush Railcoach 634 continues to be used on a regular basis at the East Anglia Transport Museum. In this pictorial article we head back to Carlton … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 1st April 2024

Its no April Fool! Your main site update of British Trams Online is on a day late this week as we head to the East Anglia Transport Museum for the launch of Blackpool 634:

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In Pictures: Blackpool Brush 634 launched back into service

Good Friday (29th March) saw Blackpool Brush Car 634 run for the first time in almost 20 years when it was officially launched back into service at the East Anglia Transport Museum. The tram – now owned by the Fylde … Continue reading

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Blackpool 634 to be launched at East Anglia Transport Museum this Easter!

The much anticipated launch amongst Blackpool tram enthusiasts of Brush Railcoach 634 is set to take place this Easter after the completion of testing and commissioning work on the tram which only arrived at the East Anglia Transport Museum in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Double delivery delight for the East Anglia Transport Museum

Earlier this week we reported on how the Fylde Transport Trust’s Blackpool Brush Car 634 was on its way to the East Anglia Transport Museum but if that excitement wasn’t enough it can also be reported that they have a … Continue reading

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EATM make it a hattrick of Brush Cars as the FTT’s 634 makes the move

The East Anglia Transport Museum is now the home of three Blackpool Brush Cars following the move of 634 on Monday 13th November 2023. Owned by the Fylde Transport Trust, 634 has gone on loan to the museum where it … Continue reading

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Trams &: Blackpool Balloon 715 & bus

We’re back for the next few weeks with “Trams &” and we start off in Blackpool as we see the old and the new of two different transport modes meeting.

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Coronation 304 update

The Fylde Transport Trust have recently given an update on the work being undertaken to return Coronation 304 to service, one of several of their trams which are in the pipeline for entering service in the future. As you’ll probably … Continue reading

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FTT stalwart Eric Berry passes away

Eric Berry, one of the founding members of the Fylde Transport Trust, has passed away after a period of ill health.

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Coronation 304 update

At the start of May we reported on the overhaul of Blackpool Coronation 304 which at the time was edging closer to a return with the tantalising prospect that further testing would be taking place to allow it to take … Continue reading

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Blackpool Coronation 304 gets closer to a return…

The Fylde Transport Trust have released another update on the overhaul of their Blackpool Coronation 304 and whilst it won’t be ready in time for the Coronation next weekend, with a fair wind hopefully it won’t be too far away … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Towing Car 281 at St Helens

It was November 2022 that we last featured photos of the Fylde Transport Trust’s Blackpool Towing Car 281 at which point it was making good progress in being painted cream and losing its long standing Metro Coastlines colour scheme. We … Continue reading

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Work underway on Blackpool Coronation 304

Over the past few years one of the most intriguing and highly anticipated heritage tram projects has been the aim to return to VAMBAC fitted Blackpool Coronation 304 to serviceable condition. Owned by the Fylde Transport Trust, the tram is … Continue reading

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Progress for FTT trams

The first couple of weeks of 2023 has already seen some progress for two of the Fylde Transport Trust’s trams. The two in question are Twin Motor Car 281 and Coronation 304 with the former’s repaint almost completed in St … Continue reading

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British Trams Online Tram of the Year voting now open!

Voting is now open for the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2022! Thanks to everyone who took their time to nominate in the four categories and we are now able to confirm the trams, tramways and events which … Continue reading

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East Anglia Transport Museum get two more Blackpool trams!

The East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville shows no signs of slowing down with their acquisitions following the news that two more Blackpool trams have made the long journey east – Brush Car 625 and Balloon Car 726. Both … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Balloon 715 runs a farewell tour in Blackpool

Blackpool Balloon 715 – owned by the Fylde Transport Trust – is now officially withdrawn from service after running a special Farewell Tour during the afternoon and evening of Saturday 19th November 2022. It had been announced during the summer … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The FTT’s Twin Motor Car 671 continues to go cream

The North West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens is home to the Fylde Transport Trust’s Twin Motor Car 671 with the tram arriving there on 18th April 2021. It’s the only tram currently located at the museum (although … Continue reading

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Solution agreed for emergency braking equipment on Coronation 304

The chances are many of you out there have been pondering how good it would be to have a Coronation Car running in time for King Charles III’s Coronation (scheduled to take place on Saturday 6th May 2023). Well, if … Continue reading

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Balloon 715 gets set to say au revoir with a farewell tour

As revealed in August Blackpool Balloon 715 – owned by the Fylde Transport Trust – is to be withdrawn from service this year but before it runs its last its set to run a farewell tour. Details of this tour … Continue reading

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