Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Rocket goes on display

RML 2290 passes the Rocket at Gynn Square roundabout


The Rocket tram was installed on a short length of temporary rail in the centre of Gynn Square roundabout in the early hours of this morning by Scotts Heavy Haulage. Blackpool Illuminations Department have spent the last few weeks refurbishing the tram for static display during this years illuminations. The Rocket had to be positioned facing nose first up Dickson Road away from the Promenade, as this was the only way that it could be unloaded from Scotts low-loader. The tram is still awaiting the fitment of its new removable skirting panels, which were left off in order to facilitate the loading and unloading process, and also to allow the bogies to be secured to the trailer with chains.

The Rocket positioned on its temporary length of rail on Gynn Square roundabout
The Rocket on its display track facing up Dickson Road

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