Sunday, 10 March 2013

Coronation 304 returns

Coronation 304 departed Beamish following its extended stay at the open-air museum on Thursday 7th March. The tram was booked to return to the LTT's Brinwell Road site, moved by Scott's Heavy Haulage, but unfortunately the length of the low loader and the critical tolerances required to access both the LTT's storage premises and the neighbouring Classic Bus operating depot forced Scott's to abandon the unloading of 304 as planned, despite several successful moves to & from the site previously.
304 being unloaded alongside former stablemates, Balloon 726 & Jubilee car 761
Arrangements were hurriedly made through John Woodmman of Friends of Fleetwood Trams to temporarily store 304 at the Halsall premises in Fleetwood alongside other former Blackpool trams whilst alternative undercover accommodation is now sought for 304.