See above for the pool which I've already posted. To say again:A very small pool of operational heritage trams left in Blackpool.
So far, yes, this is correct, but more will undoubtably follow. Do you honestly think there is the money to restore 60+ trams to working order?!Good news is, I believe, only 1 so far has been scrapped.
Bad news is too many are now gathering dust/ rust in a museum.
Heritage Tours, the concept could be very much improved, with more, and better signed pick-up points. Some could have a small ramp where a wheelchair user could board a boat tram etc.
You make some good points, goblin, though it is difficult not to still mourn the passing of what was a unique transport gem. That conversation has been had many times, so probably no need to cover it again, but it was a very sad passing even if there are some positives about the 'new' system (though I remain unconvinced of it's continued viability).
Anyhow, I was just curious about your comment regarding 762 being a long job; surely it can't be that bad, was it not in use up until the end?! Or are we talking paperwork rather than resto work?
As for those cars which may not be fortunate enough to make it through the preservation process, let's hope that at the very least any 'scrappers' will be acquired by those organisations with other cars to restore, so that parts may at least be donated to the common cause.