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Blackpool “Standard” 147 was built by Hurst Nelson in 1924, originally with open balconies and vestibules.
The vestibules were enclosed in 1933, but the balconies weren't enclosed until 1940. Following withdrawal in 1966 it was shipped to the Trolleyville museum, USA in 1967. Incredibly, its height had not been taken into account so couldn't operate and spent many years of neglect in both open and closed storage. In 2000 it was finally repatriated in exchange for Blackpool Boat tram 606. After extensive restoration, 147 re-entered seasonal service in Blackpool in 2002 and has since moved to Beamish in 2016.
Photo taken by Paul Haywood, Friday 28 October 2005, South Pier, Blackpool
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