Goodbye to Centenary 643
The fortunes of Centenary Car 643 are shortly to have another chapter. The car is being prepared for removal from its home at Fleetwood shortly. Privately purchased from the Trust last year the tram has now been acquired in a generous scheme which involves it becoming the centre piece for a learning disabled school.
The car is to be transferred to a railway maintenance facility where it will be transformed into a new stylish design before presentation to the Midlands school later this year. Number 643 has remained in the remarkable rendition of Blackpool Transport green and cream livery which it acquired at the Broadwater Mobile Home centre, along with interior redesign in 2012. Given to the FHLT by its new Owners in 2014 and transferred to storage alongside fellow Centenary Car 641 the tram has been the subject of a search for a meaningful role - which is now finally achieved.