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.
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.