Saturday 30 August 2014

Scotts Heavy Haulage auction sale

Only a day after Scotts Heavy Haulage moved Pantograph Car 167 from Blackpool to the National Tramway Museum at Crich, an auction of many of their vehicles took place on Saturday 30th August due to company director Bryan Scott's decision to retire. Included in the auction was the Broshuis extending low loader trailer 'ST5' that has been exclusively used during the transport of trams for several years. Scotts Heavy Haulage are based at Alfreton in Derbyshire, which put them in an ideal position to act as hauliers for the preserved tramcars that required moving to and from the National Tramway Museum at Crich. Scotts have had a very long association with Crich, and have also won contracts to move many other preserved trams around the country over the years. If this key asset that was used for moving trams is sold during the auction, it remains to be seen whether Scotts will remain in the business of transporting trams.

Broshuis extending low loader trailer 'ST5' that has been used for transporting preserved trams for several years
Scotts ERF ECX MX05TYK being used to move Balloon 710 to Fleetwood's 'Tram Sunday', seen on 16th July 2011
Scotts Renault Premium Privilege EU07TVJ moving Centenary 643 to Broadwater Caravan Park on 13th Jan 2012
Scotts Scania S800SHH moving Brush Car 637 to Knowsley on 6th Feb 2012 after it had been sold to Merseytravel
Scotts Iveco Stralis 560 SP08EEO moving the Rocket to Blackpool Illuminations Department on 9th July 2012
Scotts MAN GN56HWK reversing Coronation 304 into a yard at Fleetwood on 8th Mar 2013, after its loan to Beamish
Scotts Scania R500 SF57UJL returning LTT OMO Car 8 from open storage in Marton on 11th June 2013

Scotts MAN V377DJU moving Balloon 702 to Heaton Park on 29th April 2014 after storage at the East Lancs Railway

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