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Coronation Car 663 update

It’s been quite some time since we’ve had an update for you on Coronation Tram 663, which is still at Riley & Sons Engineers in Heywood.

Looking as good as new!

Both bogies are now complete having been fully rebuilt with new components, and they look absolutely superb! This represents a considerable achievement towards the eventual return to use of 663, but there is still much to be done including a full rewire and refurbishment of the bodywork. The bogies (which are of type Maley & Taunton HS44 for those interested) are now back under the tram. The next steps will include some underframe repairs around the centre platform and the overhaul of the four motors.

The refurbished bogie back under the tram.
Another view of the bogie.