Friday, 29 March 2013

Heritage Tours to Fleetwood

Box 40 just after arriving at the alighting stop at Bold Street in Fleetwood on the first heritage run of the day
Day one of the 2013 Blackpool Transport Heritage Tour season saw Box car 40 running all the way through to Fleetwood Ferry on the first journey of the day. By the time that the tram had arrived at the heritage stop in Cleveleys, it was already full to capacity in the saloon, the only space available being in the rear driving vestibule. The pattern of operations during the day was Box 40 and Bolton 66 were assigned to the Heritage tour, while 706 Princess Alice and Balloon 717 operated specials between various destinations throughout the day. The day was rounded off with Bolton 66 making the full run to Fleetwood, arriving in Bold Street at 18:25, just as the light was beginning to fade.

706 Princess Alice loading up passengers at the Heritage Tour stop at Bispham



Balloon 717 having just pulled off the loop at North Pier reverses over the crossover heading for the Pleasure Beach



Bolton 66 pulling up at the Heritage Tour stop on the Pleasure Beach loop



Box car 40 heading south along the Golden Mile as seen from the top deck of Balloon 717



Balloon 717 working through to Fleetwood on a special is passed by southbound Flexity 015 at North Pier



706 Princess Alice passing the Lucky Star amusement arcade as it approaches the Pleasure Beach in the afternoon



Bolton 66 on the last heritage working of the day arrives at Bold Street in Fleetwood at 18:25 as dusk begins to fall

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