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Trams run in Burnley again

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For the first time in nearly 80 years trams are running again in Burnley – albeit in miniature form, at Thompson Park.

The Burnley and Pendle Miniature Railway Society launched its Burnley Corporation Tram at the park in Ormerod Road.

First aboard was the Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Frank Cant, who enjoyed a ride around the famous tracks with members of the public.

The tram, originally built by Joe Milburn, a founder member of the society who died in 2012, has been transformed during the winter months into Burnley Corporation Tramways Tram Number 74.

The number given to the new tram is the next in sequence of Burnley Corporation Tramways. The last tram to run in Burnley was May 7th, 1935.

 

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