Thursday 6 September 2012

Mega Tram Move

Balloon 704 departing Blundell Street via the Home Bargains delivery bay, while an artic truck was still unloading
The 6th September saw a day of hectic tram movements for Allelys Heavy Haulage. Beginning at 08:30 and ending round about 19:00, three Blackpool trams belonging to the Lancastrian Transport Trust were moved from Rigby Road depot to an outdoor storage yard in Marton. The first to depart was Balloon 704, which has been used as a spares tram for BTS since it was withdrawn in 2003, the next tram to follow was Ballooon 715 which had seen much use in Blackpool in recent years, finally OMO 8 joined the other LTT trams at the old Duple factory site, arriving just after 18:00.

Balloon 704 being unloaded at the site of the old Duple works, with Brush cars 632 and 259 behind
Balloon 715 was hot on the heels of 704, seen here turning into Lytham Road ready for the short trip to Marton
715 being unloaded alongside 704, with Brush cars 632 and 259 which made the move the day previously
The final tram move of the day was OMO 8, seen entering Lytham Road from Hopton Road
OMO 8 arriving at Marton at 18:00

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