Historic Blackpool tram is rolling again after major restoration

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
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

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

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.

No. 40 after she emerged from the workshops

No. 40 after she emerged from the workshops

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.”

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

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

The team of craftsmen who've restored no.40 to such a great condition