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September 22, 2020

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The Trust has spent nearly eight years placing proposals for regeneration of Fleetwood's Wyre Dock to its current owners, Associated British Ports.   Foremost in the proposals has been initiatives aimed at creating a rail connection into Fleetwood's...

Rigby Road witnessed the arrival this afternoon of yet another emigre from Heaton Park.  Returning on the familiar rig of Scotts Heavy Haulage - Brush Car 623   had made the relatively short journey from Heaton Park on what was an atrocious day weath...

An interesting and useful discussion this week saw proponents of new heritage transport attraction to be sited at Lytham Dock (Street) join together with the FHLT to consider potential shared promotion of their respective projects at opposite ends of...

Discerning readers will have noticed the image change on the tramtalk header.   This is an acknowledgement of progress being made in outline proposals for a remarkable development at Wyre Dock.   

 'Fleetwood's Moving Past' is intended...

The FHLT have signalled  willingness to contribute the Trust's Brush Car to arrangements now under review by the BHT team to celebrate the Eightieth Anniversary of this still extant class of Blackpool tramcar during 2017.  

Brush Car 290 has...

An agreement has been concluded by which Balloon Car 726 has been transferred from the Trust into the Ownership of a private individual.   The tram will remain at Wyre Dock and destined for inclusion in the scheme being worked on by the Trust.

It...

 Image :  Copyright Smiemans Projecten 

The Trust's outline proposals to create a permanent heritage transport attraction at Wyre Dock were given an airing in the local media this week following the briefing to Fleetwood Town Council recentl...

 Wyre Dock, Fleetwood - awaiting a new role :

 

The FHLT has engaged in exploratory exchanges with Associated British Ports (ABP) on future redevelopment of its holdings in Fleetwood - with especial focus on Wyre Dock.    This follows on the Report of...

 Wyre Dock from the Trawler Jacinta berth.

 

The conclusions of a recent study carried out by an independent consultancy for the Blackpool Fylde & Wyre Economic Development Agency affirm the considerable potential for a themed heritage transport attrac...

Trailer car 687 formerly T7 has been acquired by the Trust in an agreement with its Owner.   The unit remains with the Trust's other trams onsite at Wyre Dock.   Its driving cab end has been dismantled and work is in progress to remove the controls a...

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