Sunday, 14 March 2010

Work starts on 715 in May

Work on 715 can start in mid-May to repaint the tram back into its 1981 green & cream livery. Blackpool Transport has agreed to some panelling being tidied up and new fibreglass domes being fitted before repainting. It is expected that the tram will be ready by late June. A shareholder meeting is being planned to coincide with a tram tour on the vehicle before work starts.

Alongside this view of 715 is the remains of sister car 722. Thankfully, 715 will be spared this fate.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Throwback to 1981

I've just found this photo in my collection of 715 after being shunted out of the paint shop in the summer of 1981. It had just been repanelled but still awaited headlamps & tail lamp glasses to be refitted. It's not the best of shots - but then it was taken with a basic camera and I was only 14 years old at the time!

This is the guise that it is intended to return 715 to upon repaint. It is currently awaiting the planned work and repaint back into green & cream with completion intended ready for the "Totally Transport" weekend at the end of June.