Monday, 23 April 2012

Luff launches the Boat at Beamish

Daphne Luff, daughter of General Manager Walter Luff who introduced the streamlined fleet of trams to Blackpool in 1933, officially launched repainted Open Boat "233" at Beamish on Sunday 22nd April. After expertly smashing a bottle of champagne against the coupler socket, Daphne unveiled the legal lettering proudly showing her father's name "WALTER LUFF - GENERAL MANAGER". After the formal ceremony, invited guests were taken to Beamish town on the Open Boat for afternoon tea.
Later in the afternoon, shareholders were treated to a supervised Tram Driving Experience on the LTT's other preserved tram operating at Beamish, Balloon car 703(101).