Design features and work on the Football tram project are proceeding with the involvement of increasing numbers of companies and organisations. Centenary Car 641 was measured up for front panels to cover the cab glazing at both ends last week. Blackpool Coach Services Ltd. are providing special metal coverings. The company has a team of staff with experience in a wide range of coachbuilding work at their Marton operation. This includes work for Blackpool Transport Services over the years.
Links Signs and Graphics team are designing the panel vinyls and graphics to go on the tram featuring Blackpool's past teams, players over successive generations. Archivist John Cross has provided images from his extensive collection while BFC have sourced more recent photographs which will be supplemented by the Gazette's archive.
Discussions are ongoing at Lightworks, Blackpool Illuminations base at Squires Gate, to ensure the football tram display is most effectively floodlit at the south promenade display track.
Measurements in progress last week with 641 sporting its grey undercoat.