SD3036 : Bolton 66 near the tower

taken 6 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Bolton 66 near  the tower
Bolton 66 near the tower
Bolton 66 was the first 'foreign' trams to operate in Blackpool. At the start of the 1980s with the Tramway's centenary approaching Councillor Parkinson, the Chairman of the Transport Committee, suggested that trams should be used from other towns and cities across the country. Bolton 66 was the first of these trams and arrived in 1981 following completion of its restoration, and it remains in Blackpool today as part of the Heritage fleet. The tram is an unvestibuled 8 wheel double-decker which was built by the Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Company in 1901. The tram was originally an open-topper but was enclosed in 1932 although it retained an open drivers platform. In 1940 66 was renumbered 366 and was seen on Bolton-Dunscar and to Farnworth and Westhoughton services. 366 was withdrawn from service in 1946 and the lower saloon was sold as a caravan. It was rescued by local enthusiasts in 1964 and after the restoration (including the building of a completely new top deck) and testing at Kearsley Power Station the tram arrived in Blackpool on 23 June 1981 where it has operated ever since. Since the tram has been in Blackpool it has been fitted with a low voltage lighting system and air brakes. Info from Trams Wikia: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Railways 
Date (from Tags)
1981 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tram 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3056 3607 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9752N 3:3.3709W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3055 3603
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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