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  • Writer's pictureJohn Woodman


The arrival of two more exiles from Knowsley adding to the two previous deliveries gave the Trust's storage site at Wyre Dock the look of a busy tram depot - albeit without track or wires. Nonetheless the concentration of Blackpool trams from another age - is a remarkable achievement, if only temporary. At least two of the former Merseytravel trams are destined for different futures - and the Trust is hopeful of utilising one for its own purposes in partnership with the new Owner.

The weather certainly cooperated with deliveries on three successive days - and the trams arrived and were unloaded in glorious sunshine - something missing for far too long this year.

There may be a private invitation to interested Parties either later in June or to coincide with the Tram Sunday weekend - allowing limited access under strict arrangements. The Trust's site is on private land with 24/7 security governing

access to what is a busy working area. Enthusiasts are not permitted into Wyre Dock unless with pre-approved permission. In the event there is genuine interest in seeing this now unique collection of traditional trams in one location - the FHLT will aim to provide a one-off viewing.

A menage of Twin Car trailers and units now assembled in Fleetwood.

Some old familiar numbers come together probably for the last time.

Anyone with interest in being part of an organised visit to the FHLT site in Fleetwood should contact us on this website. We will need to restrict the 'guests' to a modest number.

If the arrangements are confirmed - the Trust will organise a private briefing and update on its various initiatives with a q&a on one of our cars. The Saturday preceding Tram Sunday is the most likely date for this event.

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