10th November 2010
Tram 196 arrived early this morning, back from Heaton Park (where 31 had arrived yesterday and has been successfully tested!). In order to make space for this seventh tram, 264 was placed onto its skates and slid sideways in the depot. 264’s next move is likely to be when it is stripped for a thorough overhaul to begin – though the date and funding are still to be set for this.
Below: A selection of photos showing 196, and 264’s sideways voyage. Having two tele-handlers at the moment proved of great value!