T7 / TRAILER 687

THE HISTORY & PLANS FOR T7

  • Originally numbered T7 on delivery from Metro Cammell in 1961, latterly 687.

  • Sold by BTS in 2011 to Merseytravel along with five other Blackpool trams for a Wirral-based scheme which did not eventualise.

  • Bought privately as a 'job lot' by a local enthusiast 687 came to Wyre Dock to join the FHLT collection.

  • Acquired by the FHLT in 2016.

  • It is intended for use as a storeroom for artifacts and spare parts by the FHLT.

  • The driving cab end has been dismantled and controller with associated components is to be removed - thus returning the unit to its original trailer condition.

  • Some cosmetic restoration will begin during 2016.

Working to conserve for display, trams and artefacts of the longstanding coastal tramway serving Blackpool, Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood.

 

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