Monday, 8 November 2010

OMO 8 on first enthusiasts' tour

OMO8 carried standing passengers again on its first enthusiasts' tour after returning to the tramway in September. On Saturday 6th November, OMO 8 operated a series of trips between Pleasure Beach and Bispham with one of the LTT's other popular preserved trams, Coronation Car 304.

8 performed faultlessly and rode exceptionally well - though don't forget how much of the tramway has been completely relaid since 8's last regular use back in 1992. Admittedly, there are still areas of 8 that need tidying up and paintwork attention, but the opportunity to take a ride on one of these cars for the first time in over 17 years was well appreciated. Thanks again to Blackpool Transport and the engineers who put the finishing touches to OMO 8 that made this possible.

Over this last weekend of the illuminations, LTT trams 8, 304, 632 and 715 all operated - with car 715 hired for shareholders of this particular restoration project.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Out and about with OMO8

OMO 8 carried its first fee paying passengers on the night of Thursday 4th November, for invited guests that had contributed to the restoration project or helped out the LTT during the course of the year. 8 operated a number of journeys through the illuminations and allowed us to get plenty of atmospheric photos in the winter drizzle.