Blackpool 159 makes it four trams for Carlton Colville

The East Anglia Transport Museum now have four trams to call on for service following the return to service of Blackpool Standard 159 on Sunday 22nd May – its first passenger use of 2022.

Having run throughout 2021, 159 entered the workshops over the winter for some attention to keep it operational for many years to come. Work included mechanical attention alongside some bodywork repairs and also a touch up of its green and cream paintwork.

With this work completed the tram had spent time earlier in May being tested before it was handed over to the operational department and it duly entered service again on Sunday 22nd May.

In entering service it joins Amsterdam 474, Sheffield 513 and London Transport 1858 as being available for use. On most opening days Carlton Colville allocates two trams to service thus these four give a good choice of cars.

  • The East Anglia Transport Museum will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Sunday 29th May with a special event. Featuring half price entry for all and vintage bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft, as many available vehicles will also run during the day with the museum open from 1100 to 1700.

159, back in service once more, is seen in the woods looking resplendent after its works attention. (Photograph by Ollie Harris, 22nd May 2022)

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3 Responses to Blackpool 159 makes it four trams for Carlton Colville

  1. A great and informative blog.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well done EATM for keeping the flag flying withthe only enclosed Standard likely to operate for a considerable number of years.

  3. D. A. Young says:

    Is the Vambac car fit to run? If not, what’s the issue?

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