Sunday, 21 June 2015

Railcoach 680 on loan to Blackpool

Railcoach 680 at the Pleasure Beach in 1992, in the livery that the tram is due to be repainted into
Railcoach 680, which is currently based on the Heaton Park Tramway, is due to return to Blackpool to operate as part of the heritage fleet for an initial loan period of two years. In a deal struck between the Manchester Transport Museum Society and Blackpool Transport, the former trailer towing car will return to Blackpool in time for the tramway's 130th anniversary celebrations in September. It is planned to repaint 680 back into the 1990s livery of green and cream with black window surrounds, the tram will also will refitted with a pantograph upon its return to Blackpool.

Railcoach 680 seen during its launch event at Heaton Park in April, with the tram carrying the former fleet No of 280
Railcoach 680 and Pantograph 167 in March 2014 while both trams were on loan to Beamish

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