Blackpool heritage trams call [Blackpool Gazette]

Date: 22/11/2011

CALLS have been made for Blackpool Council to step in and save under-threat heritage trams. Coun Tony Williams, deputy leader of the Conservatives on the council, fears some of the resort’s history could be lost forever. He warned if the vehicles were lost “we might as well pull The Tower down”. It comes after Blackpool Transport told the Lancastrian Transport Trust it has until the end of this month to move 13 of its trams out of the Rigby Road depot. [From Mark Bartlett]

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Location: Cabin [Tram]
Company: Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
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