There has been significant interest since our Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ 40 tramcar arrived back home with us last week; so here is an update as to the progress on preparing it for service at the Museum.
Once ‘Box’ 40 arrived it very quickly went into our workshop to be reassembled and prepared for service. An area for investigation was the wheel spin issues that were experienced with the tramcar in Blackpool when it was running as part of Tram Sunday on the 20th July.
Readers of our Blog will have seen that for the last few months we've been posting regular updates on this years overhaul work that has taken place with our Blackpool & Fleetwood 'Box' 40 tramcar. The project has been a joint one between ourselves the National Tramway Museum, and Blackpool Transport Services, who have had the tramcar on long term loan for a number of years. The project has been generously supported by a number of sponsors including the Flyde Transport Society, Dorlec Limited, Scotts Heavy Haulage and the Friends of 40 group.