Friday, 20 April 2012

Standard 143 returns to Brinwell Road

Scotts low loader turning from Hopton Road into Lytham Road with 143, beginning the short journey to Marton
717 pulling 143 out of the depot into Hopton Road
The LTT's preserved Blackpool Standard 143 returned back to secure storage at their depot in Marton today. 143 was hauled out of Rigby Road depot and moved into Blundell Street by heritage Balloon 717 in the morning. Scotts Heavy Haulage loaded the tram onto their low loader at midday before making the short journey to the LTT depot in Brinwell Road. Actually getting the tractor and trailer unit into the LTT depot proved to be rather tricky, but Scotts managed to 'thread the needle' with their usual expertise.

143 being winched onto Scotts low loader in Blundell Street
Scotts low loader heading off down Lytham Road towards Marton
143 and low loader having just arrived at Brinwell Road
Scotts low loader manoeuvring into the LTT depot at Brinwell Road, note the trailer wheels on full lock
Scotts low loader slowly inching through the doorway of the LTT depot
143 being pulled down the rail ramp by Scotts little green loader
Standard 143 in its final position, alongside Railcoach 279 and Coronation 663, in Brinwell Road depot

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