Blog: Tramway Engineering

Workshop – Maintenance and Restoration

Workshop – Maintenance and RestorationContinuing with the #LoveYourRailway #Sustainability theme, it may be stating the obvious, but looking after our historic tramcars is at the core of our museum’s work. To ensure that our operational fleet stays in good order, our conservation workshop staff and...

Up-date on Blackpool 298 Restoration

Up-date on Blackpool 298 RestorationTwo of our long standing volunteers in engineering, Mike Crabtree and Peter Whiteley (Project Leader) visited the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Boston Lodge works to view progress on the new underframe they are working on for Blackpool 298 this week. They...

New Track Installation at the Bandstand

New Track Installation at the BandstandOur Facilities Team were back bright and early in the new year working on our major track renewal at the Bandstand curves. The new northbound line has now been laid, so the final top layer of ballast could be installed along its length. Shortly the final alignment and...

Sleeper Replacement at the Bandstand

Sleeper Replacement at the BandstandSince the last winter project update, our team has been busy focusing on our major track work renewal. 500 new hardwood sleepers have been laid out in the main car park, drilled and fitted with base plates. With the old track removed, the sleepers are next brought to...