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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Launch of LUT 159

London United Tramways 159 was launched on Saturday 7th July. Here are some photographs from the launch. Following an incident during the launch, 159 is currently unavailable for passenger service.

LUT 159 is driven out of the workshop for the official launch


Sir George White, the descendant of the founder of LUT and Ian Ross, Chairman of sponsors LCCTT


Chris Thornburn the TMS President, Carroll Taylor of the family who once lived in 159, and Ian Ross


Chris Thornburn addressing the assembly

Leaving the depot on its first trip, carrying the VIP guests and TMS officials


Some of the VIPs on the upper deck returning under the Bowes Lyon bridge


LUT 159 and the other working London trams 1622 and 331 about to enter public service