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Passenger Cars - Part II (click here to return to Blackpooltra.ms)

= surviving cars   = surviving cars (rebuilt or renumbered)    = scrapped cars

Fleet Number
from 1968
Fleet Number
before 1968
Class & Builder/Date History
 14
 24
 34
 44
 54
 64
 74
 84
 94
 104
 114
 124
133
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OMO
BCT 1972-1975



- ex English Electric Railcoach of 1936
- nos. 1-5 rebuilt 1972 ex 616,620,610,608,609
- nos. 6-7 rebuilt 1973 ex 617,619 (see also Vanguard Replica 619")
- nos. 8-9 rebuilt 1974 ex 612,613
- nos. 10-12 rebuilt 1975 ex 614,615,611
- no. 11 scrapped early September 2000 - until January 1997 this was a test car for the Tram Power concept tram fitted with an experimental bogie, a/c motor and control equipment at the rebuilt end only
- no. 13 rebuilt 1976 ex 618

surviving cars:
- no. 5 moved into storage at Clay Cross (National Tramway Museum, Crich) in June 2000 - not in service since January 1993
- no. 8 (non-runner / stored) hopefully to be restored by Lancastrian Transport Trust

 600
 601
 602
 603
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 604
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 605
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 606
 607
 225
 226
 227
 228
 229
 230
 231
 232
 233
 234
 235
 236
Boat
English Electric 1934





(2 Photos from San Francisco © Mick Smith)
- no. 600 (as no. 225 at Heaton Park, Manchester, from 1985-1997
- no. 601 (as no. 226) at the Western Railway Museum, Rio Vista Junction, California/USA since 1971 (operating in San Francisco for a year or two)
- no. 603 (as no. 228) at the San Francisco Municipal Railway/USA since 1985 (operating in Philadelphia for a while before going to California)
- no. 606 was sent to Trolleyville USA (Olmstead Falls near Cleveland/Ohio) in exchange for Standard car 147 during September 2000
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 (608)
 (609)
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 610
 611
 612
 613
 614
 615
 616
 617
 618
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 619
 620
 200
 201
 202
 203
 204
 205
 206
 207
 208
 209
 210
 211
 212
 213
 214
 215
 216
 217
 218
 219
 220
 221
 222
 223
 224
 264
 265
 266
 267
 268
 269
 270
 271
 272
 273
 274
 275
 276
 277
 278
 279
 280
 281
 282
 283
English Electric Railcoach
English Electric 1933-35



- 20 scrapped 1961-1967
- nos. 209 and 222 see Illuminated Cars 733 and 735
- fleet nos. 608 and 609 never applied (no. 221 was PW Car 5 from 1965-71)
- nos. 608-620 see OMO Cars 1-13
- no. 611 rebuilt with end designs similar to the Twin Cars in 196?
- no. 618 rebuilt with tapered ends and lengthened in 1968
- nos. 272-281 see Twin Cars 671-680
(=?) 6112 Roadliner
Pullman Design and Fabrication Ltd. 1996-97





(2 photos at Hopton Road © Alan Williams)
- prototype arrived at Rigby Road on 23rd July 1997 and departed again on 17th August 2000 (for its birthplace in Cardiff)
- the car has only been used on the line for a few test runs (without passengers)
- originally to tour several British networks but now seems likely to have been used as a source of parts for a more advanced prototype (the project seems to be dead)
6192 Vanguard Replica
Bolton Trams 1987

ex OMO 7
621
 622
 623
 624
 625
 626
 627
 628
 629
 630
 631
 632
 633
 634
 635
 636
 637
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 638
284
 285
 286
 287
 288
 289
 290
 291
 292
 293
 294
 295
 296
 297
 298
 299
 300
 301
 302
Brush Railcoach
Brush 1937

- nos. 624 and 628 see Works Cars 2592 and 2602
- nos. 626, 630, 631 modernised in 1994/1996/1995
- no. 633 stored since 1999 - in 2001 it was converted into new Illuminated Tram (Fisherman's Friend Trawler) no. 633 - no. 635 at Mode Wheel, Salford, since 1985
- no. 638 rebuilt for One Man Operation in 1970 (scrapped 1984)
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 642
 643
 644
 645
 646
 647
 648
 649
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 650
 651
 652
 653
 654
 655
 656
 657
 658
 659
 660
 661
 662
 663
 664
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 305
 306
 307
 308
 309
 310
 311
 312
 313
 314
 315
 316
 317
 318
 319
 320
 321
 322
 323
 324
 325
 326
 327
 328
Coronation
Charles Roberts 1952-53



- no. 304/641 (owned by Lancastrian Transport Trust) at St. Helens Transport Museum 1986-2002. On 9.6.2002 it was delivered back to Rigby Road and restored with the help of the TV show "Salvage Squad". It is the only 'Vambac' (Variable Automatic Multinotch Braking and Acceleration Control) equipped car in Blackpool.
- no. 660 operating in Blackpool
- no. 663 at the St. Helens Transport Museum between 1995 and 2003 (owned by Lancastrian Transport Trust since 2002), stored at the LTT's Marton "Depot" since 2003
- remaining cars scrapped 1968-70
 641 - 6482 Centenary
East Lancashire Coachbuilders 1984-88

- no. 641 refurbished 1998 (enlarged destination box)
- no. 642 refurbished 1999/2000 (enlarged destination box)
- no. 648 renumbered from 651 (the second prototype) was in service until 1985 as no. 651 - since 1990 it is identical to the rest of the class
6512 Centenary (Prototype)
East Lancashire Coachbuilders 1985

- in service until 1985
- since 1990 identical to the rest of the class (renumbered 648)
671 - 677 281,272-77 Trailer Towing
(Twin Car)
BCT 1960-62

- ex English Electric Railcoach of 1936
- trailers 681-87 permanently coupled
- prototype no. 676 was built in 1958 together with ex prototype trailer no 675 before the rest of the class
678 - 680 278-80 Ex-Trailer Towing
BCT 1960-61

- ex English Electric Railcoach of 1936
- after withdrawal of trailers T8-10 in 1972 all received a second cab
681 -687 T1-7 Control Trailer
(Twin Car)
Metropolitan Cammell-Weymann 1960

towing motor cars 671-77 permanently coupled
 688 -690 T8-10 Control Trailer
(Twin Car)
Metropolitan Cammell-Weymann 1961
photo wanted - can you help?
- towing motor cars 678-80 permanently coupled until withdrawal of trailers in 1972
- all stored until 1981/82
- no. 688 scrapped in 1982
- nos. 689 & 690 sold to G.E.C. Traction in 1981 as test beds for driverless control equipment - operating on old railway tracks at the former Kearsley Power Station near Bolton - (later both went to the West Yorkshire Transport Museum in Bradford but were scrapped in 1989 due to the lack of storage space)
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 701
 702
 703
 704
 705
 706
 707
 708
 709
 710
 711
 712
 713
 714
 715
 716
 717
 718
 719
 720
 721
 722
 723
 724
 725
 726
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 238
 239
 240
 241
 242
 243
 244
 245
 246
 247
 248
 249
 250
 251
 252
 253
 254
 255
 256
 257
 258
 259
 260
 261
 262
 263
Balloon
English Electric 1934-35





(Photo of 706 © AndyB)

- double deck
- no. 237 delivered as no. 226
- nos. 237-249 delivered as Open-Toppers (enclosed 1941/42)
- no. 700 heritage internal refurbishment completed 1997
- nos. 701,723,711 internal refurbishment in 1990/1993/1994
- no. 706 "Princess Alice" (open top again since 1985)
- no. 707 heavy modernisation with flat fronts completed 1998
- no. 709 heavy modernisation with flat fronts completed 2000
- no. 710 on loan to the National Tramway Museum, Crich, from 1984-85 in exchange for Glasgow no. 1297
- no. 713 is currently stored for heavy modernisation
- nos. 714 and 725 see Jubilee Cars 761-62
- no. 718 heavy modernisation with flat fronts completed 2002
- no. 719 Ice-cream Parlour 1996-1998 (lower deck ice cream counter out of use after 1996 and removed 1998)
- no. 724 heavy modernisation with flat fronts completed 1998
761 - 762 Jubilee
BCT 1979/1982

- double deck
- ex Balloons 725 (now 761) and 714 (now 762)
- no. 761 without centre doors