• John Woodman

ANOTHER TRAM ANOTHER ZOO


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Blackpool's Brush Cars were favourites of Blackpool Zoo. Following on our blog of the 622 now being cared for by Anchorsholme School in the original Blackpool Zoo all over design - a further version was applied to 637.

This tram was to have starred in the Wirral Waters development at Birkenhead - as part of an aborted scheme involving Mersey- travel and the developer- Peel Holdings. In fact several Blackpool cars were acquired by Merseytravel for the project in 2010.

When the tramway element was finally discarded the trams became redundant.

Four have been stored in a private industrial property in proximity to Liverpool where they remain at present. Number 637 shows the wear and tear of its outside storage but is in the main intact. Sister car 625 (288) joins it in its exile. Unlike 622 there is no tender loving care at hand for either tram - although one hopes that this may change.

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Brambles and nature encroach on No 1 End of 637 whilst No 2 End looks out onto a very busy logistics park.

That's another tiger on a tram - or at least its tail. See our earlier Blog on Anchorsholme School for a more dramatic rendition of this endangered species (both tram and tiger).

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