As well as the main service fleet, there are also some vintage tramcars in Blackpool, 3 of these being from other cities.
This tram is an open topped double decker which ran in Stockport from when it was built in 1901 until their tram system closed. It was displayed in a museum for a while before restoration resulted in the tram being able to operate and the tram was leased to Blackpool Transport on a long term loan in 1996. However the tram has not operated much in Blackpool following problems with it's trolley arm's placement in an ofset position on the upper deck causing dewirements and problems operating on the railway style track north of Cabin due to the risk of derailing, however following the relay of the track, this is no longer an issue. The tram is effectively mothballed following the reduction in the fleet size in 2004, however it does see some use at special events such as Tram Sunday.
Bolton 66 is a Standard car from Bolton, it was built in 1901 and ran in Bolton till their system closed in the 1940's. Following withdrawal, The lower saloon found use as a hen house on a farm. It remained there until the late 1970's until it rescued for restoration. The tram was restored and a new top deck was built from wood rescued from an old church which was being demolished.
This car has ran in Blackpool since 1981 and is a firm favourite on the prom in the summer and a regular during the illuminations.
was built in 1950 and operated in Sheffield till their system closed in 1960. The tram found its way to Beamish, where it was restored. The tram was deemed to be too modern for the Bemish museum as this museum is based in the early 20th Century and Blackpool took the tram from them on a long term loan. 513 has been in Blackpool since 2001 however following the reduction in the fleet size in 2004 the tram was mothballed as due to it having only 4 wheels and prior to track replacement could not run on the railway style track north of the Cabin following a derailment in 2003. The tram has seen some limited use on private hires since this time.
Replica Vanguard 619
was built from the frame of OMO 7 in 1987. The tram has open sides with wrought iron railings and was mainly used during the summer. This particular tram looks nothing like an original Vanguard car having features such as a railcoach trolley tower and a pantograph, windscreens and a central isle, which were not features on a vanguard. it is a good car to travel in and was popular with the public, however it was withdrawn in 2004, however it has been mooted that this tram may go to a museum in exchange for another vintage tram. It has been confirmed that 619 will return to service and run during the illuminations during 2008.
Fleetwood Box 40
Built in 1914, this tram ran on the old tramroad between Blackpool and Fleetwood until it was replaced by pantograph cars in 1928. It continued life with the works department as a mess room and to transfer workmen to the trackwork sites. It was restored in time for the 75th anniversary of the tramway. It left for Crich in 1963, later moving to Heaton Park tramway and finally returning to Blackpool for seasonal use on specials in 1998.