Last year came the news that the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust were disbanding their collection after their efforts to establish a visitor attraction in the town featuring the trams eventually came to nothing. At the time all seven of the trams under their auspices were made available for other interested parties but so far just one – Trailer Car T7/687 – has departed although there have been expressions of interest for three of the others trams.
The six remaining trams are Brush Car 290 (the only one of the trams not in storage at Wyre Dock with this remaining at Rigby Road), Brush Car 637, Centenary Car 641, Twin Car 673+683, Railcoach 678 and Balloon 710. Its not been revealed as to which three of these trams have had interest in them (and the article on the Tramtalk website mentions seven trams which presumably splits the Twin Car into two so it could be that just two complete trams have had interest in them) but the FHLT are hopeful that agreements can be concluded shortly for these vehicles. Of these trams 637 is not owned by the Trust.
Regardless of any agreements, the site at Wyre Dock is required by developers later this year so the trams will have to move – whether that is to a brighter future or not.