THE HISTORY OF TRAM 627

  • The tram was built at Loughborough in 1937 by the Brush Engineering Company.

  • Originally numbered 290 as one of twenty trams numbered 284 to 303 which operated on the Fleetwood service from North Station (and other routes) up to 1963.  

  • Was the very last tram to operate from North Station to Fleetwood in October 1963

  • May form part of a special display feature in the new tram / train interchange development now in the planning stage by Blackpool Council.

TRAM 627 RESTORATION TIMELINE

  • 2010 - Purchased from BTS FOR 'Friends of Fleetwood Trams' by a Fleetwood company and now owned by Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust.  

  • 2012 - Transported to HM Prison Kirkham. Work started on repanelling the roof sections and generally repairing external parts on the tram in a project involving a small team of Offenders together with Colin MacLeod, Trustee 

  • June / July 2012 - Repainting of the tram with undercoat and top coat in special Diamond Jubilee livery designed by Blackpool Illuminations and the Trust. Illuminated fittings applied to the tram by Bpl Illuminations - at the prison. Windows given individual vinyl panels with designs produced by students at two Fwd High Schools and the B&FC School of Art. 

  • August 2012 - Diamond Jubilee Tram display for 2012 Illuminations

  • 2013 - Tram given new look with urban street art design by ‘Inkie’ for 2013 Illuminations.

  • 2014 - Tram renumbered 290 and repainted by Trustees in former Corporation Transport green/cream style of the 1960s.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

A TRAM LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

A TRAM LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

The year’s display featured an urban street art design by a famous English ‘name’ responsible for specialty work throughout Europe and in the USA. Inkie always wanted to spray paint a tram.

A TRAM LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

A TRAM LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

The year’s display featured an urban street art design by a famous English ‘name’ responsible for specialty work throughout Europe and in the USA. Inkie always wanted to spray paint a tram.

A TRAM LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

A TRAM LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

The year’s display featured an urban street art design by a famous English ‘name’ responsible for specialty work throughout Europe and in the USA. Inkie always wanted to spray paint a tram.

CELEBRATING HER MAJESTY'S JUBILEE

CELEBRATING HER MAJESTY'S JUBILEE

Completed in HM Prison Kirkham, with window images created by students at Blackpool and Fleetwood schools. Lighting fittings by Blackpool’s Lightworks team. A marvellous sight on the Prom.

CELEBRATING HER MAJESTY'S JUBILEE

CELEBRATING HER MAJESTY'S JUBILEE

Completed in HM Prison Kirkham, with window images created by students at Blackpool and Fleetwood schools. Lighting fittings by Blackpool’s Lightworks team. A marvellous sight on the Prom.

RETURNING 290 TO NORMAL SERVICE

RETURNING 290 TO NORMAL SERVICE

Blackpool’s tram and buses were noted for their green and cream livery over Successive decades from the 1930s when it was introduced. The half green, half cream style was adopted in the 1960s. FHLT Trustees John Woodman and Colin MacLeod ensured 621 regained its former fleet number and much more during the summer months.

RETURNING 290 TO NORMAL SERVICE

RETURNING 290 TO NORMAL SERVICE

Blackpool’s tram and buses were noted for their green and cream livery over Successive decades from the 1930s when it was introduced. The half green, half cream style was adopted in the 1960s. FHLT Trustees John Woodman and Colin MacLeod ensured 621 regained its former fleet number and much more during the summer months.

RETURNING 290 TO NORMAL SERVICE

RETURNING 290 TO NORMAL SERVICE

Blackpool’s tram and buses were noted for their green and cream livery over Successive decades from the 1930s when it was introduced. The half green, half cream style was adopted in the 1960s. FHLT Trustees John Woodman and Colin MacLeod ensured 621 regained its former fleet number and much more during the summer months.

RETURNING 290 TO NORMAL SERVICE

RETURNING 290 TO NORMAL SERVICE

Blackpool’s tram and buses were noted for their green and cream livery over Successive decades from the 1930s when it was introduced. The half green, half cream style was adopted in the 1960s. FHLT Trustees John Woodman and Colin MacLeod ensured 621 regained its former fleet number and much more during the summer months.

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

627 - A CLASSIC TRAM WITH PEDIGREE

Formerly number 290, this tram is famous for having been the very last tram to operate on Dickson Road in 1963. It was a high priority for local preservation in 2010 and has been on public display at the Pleasure Beach terminus through the work of the Trust.

TRAM 627

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

 

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