15 Years Apart: Blackpool Pantograph 167

Today’s edition of “15 Years Apart” features another Blackpool tram but this one can be found at Crich and not on the Lancashire coast.

Although during the past 15 years, Blackpool Pantograph 167 has spent some time away from Crich (both in Blackpool and at Beamish) in both 2006 and 2021 the tram was very much plying its trade at the home of the National Tramway Museum as part of the operating fleet. On 11th June 2006 we see 167 having just come under the Bowes Lyon Bridge as it heads up the line.

On 18th September 2021 and very little has changed for Pantograph 167 as we see it passing Cabin Crossing and the old quarry equipment on the way to Wakebridge.

Both Photographs by Gareth Prior

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2 Responses to 15 Years Apart: Blackpool Pantograph 167

  1. geoffcurrie says:

    I was privileged to drive this tram on a driver instruction day about 7 year ago at Blackpool. How come, they weren’t doing them by then? My wife bought it for me when a local radio station were given it as an auction item by Blackpool Transport. No time limit was set to use this, and shortly after buying it, over the next couple years I was in and out of Hospital, and when I was able to use it, as I said about 7 years ago Blackpool Transport honoured the purchase, but They told me I would not be able to drive the new trams, but would I like to drive 167, currently on loan? Would I, you bet! Many thanks BT for a memorable full day’s driving ( and the fish and chips)!

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