Historic Blackpool tram is rolling again after major restoration

One of the star vehicles at Crich Tramway Village has trundled back into action after a major restoration.

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 4:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th August 2016, 5:19 pm
Dr Mike Galer and Dave Frodsham of Crich Tramway with Bob Mason director of Blackpool Trams and Bryan Lindop head of heritage celebrate the restoration of the balcony tram no.40

Blackpool Transport bosses Bryan Lindop and Bob Mason visited Crich on Tuesday, July 26 to officially re-launch Blackpool Balcony Car 40 into passenger service.

Blackpool trams are always popular and the 90-year-old Number 40 will attract even more attention after an overhaul and repaint in the village conservation workshop.

Rolling stock engineer Peter Bird said: “It will be great to have one of the stalwarts of the fleet back in action.”

No. 40 after she emerged from the workshops

The village is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm.

Dr Mike Galer and Dave Frodsham of Crich Tramway with Bob Mason director of Blackpool Trams and Bryan Lindop head of heritage celebrate the restoration of balcony tram no.40
The team of craftsmen who've restored no.40 to such a great condition
No. 40 after she emerged from the workshops
Dr Mike Galer and Dave Frodsham of Crich Tramway with Bob Mason director of Blackpool Trams and Bryan Lindop head of heritage celebrate the restoration of balcony tram no.40
The team of craftsmen who've restored no.40 to such a great condition