Friday 23 May 2014

Pantograph 167 heads out onto the Prom

Pantograph Car 167, having just left Rigby Road depot, heads along Lytham Road towards the Promenade
Pantograph Car 167 was moved from Rigby Road depot down to Starr Gate depot on Friday morning, ready to take part in the upcoming Heritage Tram Tours this weekend. Preceding 167 on the journey down to Starr Gate was the Western Train which is also going to be in Heritage Tour use over the weekend.

Pantograph 167 passing the road works at Manchester Square as it heads out onto the Promenade
Pantograph 167 passing Flexity 011 at the Starr Gate terminus platforms
167 having just run around the loop track through Starr Gate depot confines manoeuvres onto the head shunt
Swinging the trolley pole of 167 on the head shunt just to the north of Starr Gate depot
Pantograph 167 entering the depot confines again at Starr Gate


  1. Hello Alan, I still think the "Pantograph" cars were some of the most handsome trams ever built. Just one question, they used to have trolley ropes at one time. Would you know when they disappeared? Best regards, David

    1. Hello David, 167 normally does have a trolley rope, it's just that during its stay in its home town it has been fitted with temporary brackets to hold a Blackpool style bamboo pole. The use of trolley ropes doesn't fit in with Blackpool's operational procedures. Regards, Alan.