726
Balloon
Source:Renumbered from existing tram (263) in 1968
Fate:Stored as part of the FHLT Fleet at Rigby Road
Owner:Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
Class:BALLOON

Tram Details


Class Details

Built: 1933 - 35
Builder: English Electric, Preston
Capacity: 84 - 94 seated (varies per fleet member)
Numbered: 237 - 263 (now 700 - 726)
Trucks: EE Equal wheel bogies, 4ft 9 inch wheelbase
Motors: EE 305 HP 57 x 2
Controllers: EE Z6
Top Speed: approx 35 MPH
Braking: Westinghouse air wheel, rheostatic 8 notches, hand- wheel
Current Collector: Pantograph or Trolley Pole


Timeline
As Balloon 263
1935Built by English Electric
1958Balloons allowed to run to Fleetwood again.
1968Renumbered as 726
As Balloon 726
1968Renumbered from existing tram (263)
2000Received Thwaites Bitter all-over advert
2007Received all-over HM Coastguard advert
2010-11Withdrawn from service
2011-11-17Left Rigby Road for the care of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
2017-06-17Returned to Rigby Road for storage
2011Preserved

Models of Tram


OO Corgi Model OM43501

OO Corgi Model OM43513

Models of Class


OO/HO Card Kit
by Pete Watson

Comments/Notes