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  • Writer's pictureJohn Woodman

754 Then and Now

An interesting run by at North Pier with former Marton Box Car 31 in its rebuilt form when it became a four axle tram until a further life as the Engineering Car numbered 4 and based at Bispham Depot. After 1966 and the tram fleet renumbering it gained the number 754 in the works car series until pensioned off to Beamish Museum where it was magnificently returned to a 1920's condition (open top).

The current Engineering Car - there's no mistake about that - heads past 31 en route to Rigby Road yesterday providing a neat comparison for the camera. Number 753 former Standard 143 occupied the same role replacing 31/4 and is also awaiting its turn in the Workshops to be returned to a 1920s' as built appearance.

Image : John Woodman

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