|304 loaded for the journey north on 11th October (c.Alan Robson)|
Friday, 12 October 2012
304 departs for Beamish
Our preserved Coronation car 304 departed its temporary home in outside storage in Marton for a short term loan to Beamish Museum on 11th October. Haulier Alleleys were employed to move the tram to the North East, and departure took place during the early evening following loading up which was initially delayed as the leading bogie of the tram seemed unwilling to follow a straight path towards the waiting ramp. It arrived at Beamish the following day.
Following commissioning and driver training, and subject to clearance tests
on the museum tramway, it is hoped that 304 can quickly enter service at
Beamish, thus becoming the first Blackpool Coronation car to ever operate away
from the Blackpool tramway.
Posted by PKH at 20:30