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Balloon Car 717 at Rigby Road

Balloon Car 717 at Rigby Road

Although no Balloons were operating when I was there on April 8 2016, at least I got to see one! My favourite tram of all time, by quite some margin. I fondly remember seeing them on the promenade by the dozen, or so it seemed. There are, I think, still 15 left of the original 27 built. They were built in 1934. This one was restored into 1934 appearance, with curved roof lights and curved end windows on the upper deck. Some have had those removed, presumably because they were difficult to replace when they broke, but they make a big difference to the style.

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