Tram of the Month December 2004 - Centenary 647
647 at Cabin July 2004
Tram 647 is the youngest tram in the fleet. It was the last centenary car to be built by East Lancashire Coachbuilders
of Blackburn in 1988.
It entered service on 25th April 1988
The tram measures 52 feet by 8 feet
It hads two standard Blackpool bogies with a 5 foot 6 inch wheel base and 2 English Electric 57 Horse Power motors.
It has 52 seats.
It used to be known amongst other things as a 'bin on wheels' as before being rebuilt in 2003, it suffered from persistant
faults, defects and was always being towed in. in fact one claim to fame was when it's brakes froze one icy morning and the car
ran straight through the street track at the metropole and didnt stop until the Tower. Luckily no cars were in the way.
647 became the 6th Centenary car to be overhauled and rebuilt with new front ends.
the 'new' 647 re-emerged at the end of October 2003 with a yellow undercoat.
current livery is a disgustingly pink coloured advert for Tiffanys Hotel near to the North Pier.
Next month Trawler 633
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