What lies beneath
Tram 27 has been back in the workshop having two side panels replaced after they were damaged. These panels were original and when the workshop crew removed them it was discovered that they still had the ESCo paint scheme visible. The trans were repainted in green by the SEC in May 1935. These original colours are slightly different to those used when Trams 26 and 28 were repainted by the BTM in the ESCo livery. The original is quite a bright red and yellow. The old panels will be kept and used as reference for further research to understand the history of the trams for future restoration work.