SCT'61
Trams

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Blackpool Tram 679 was built as part of the second series of English Electric "Railcoaches" and entered service in 1935 as 279.
In April 1961, she emerged with new ends - vaguely matching the "Coronation" cars - and fitted to tow new trailer cars, built in 1960/61. 671 to 277 were fixed to the trailers permanently by 1970, but the last three were never altered and the trailers were withdrawn.

679 is seen near the junction with Waterloo Road on Tuesday 20 May 1975, while running a service to Starr Gate. Two other Blackpool icons are in this shot. The Borough crest includes a windmill and a local dairy marked the presence of so many such structures in the area my naming itself 'Windmill Land Dairies'.

Photo taken by Pete Davies, Tuesday 20 May 1975

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