Thursday 7 November 2013

The Tiger Returns

Tiger striped 622 looked like it had taken a detour via the jungle, as it was seen carrying tree branches on Lytham Rd!
Brush car 622 made an unexpected return to the rails of Blackpool Tramway on the afternoon of 7th November. The former Tigerrific all-over advert tram had to vacate its home of the last three years in Marton due to a change of ownership of the premises, and has been moved to Rigby Road depot in Blackpool for temporary storage. 622 was unable to be moved directly to its final destination of Anchorsholme Primary School, as they were not yet ready to receive the tram.

Scotts low loader juggling its way out of the former LTT depot at Brinwell Road in Marton
Scotts low loader making the turn from Hopton Road into Blundell Street
Scotts low loader manouevring into their unloading position shortly after arriving in Blundell Street
An end on view of 622 before it was unloaded, still with the tree branches that it collected tangled in its trolley tower
Shortly before 622 was unloaded there was a torrential downpour of rain, the wet tram is seen glistening in the sun
622 is pulled off the trailer by Unimog 939, being braked by the hydraulic arm of Scotts MAN tractor unit
622 finally touches back down on Blackpool rails, three years after it departed to the LTT depot in September 2010

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