|The highlight of the day was the return to service of Coronation 304, seen at Central Pier with some donkeys waiting|
|Brush Car 631 rounding the curve from Lord Street into North Albert Street on the morning tour to Fleetwood|
|Pantograph 167 on the sweeping curve alongside St Peter's Church in Fleetwood, passing southbound Flexity 003|
|Brush Car 631 and Pantograph 167 posing on the loop tracks at Fleetwood Ferry after operating tour number one|
|After arriving at the Pleasure Beach, 304 ran standing room only to Bispham, seen here waiting on the centre track|
|Coronation 304 loading up with passengers at the Pleasure Beach, with the Big One rollercoaster in the background|
|Centenary 648 returning from a Heritage Tour and running onto the turning circle at the Pleasure Beach|
|With 304 waiting on the inner loop, Centenary 648 arrives at the Pleasure Beach after operating a Heritage Tour|
|Coronation 304 running along North Albert Street in Fleetwood on the final Heritage Tour of the day|
|Coronation 304 and Balloon 701 operated the final tour of the day, the late afternoon run through to Fleetwood Ferry|
I was there once more on the Monday; a last ride on 167 was good, but that was quickly eclipsed by the appearance of 304. I'm hardly surprised that both vehicles were packed to the rafters!ReplyDelete
2014 started off on a slightly sour note with the budget cuts to the transport department, but I would hope that this weekend (along with the previous operations) will once more justify the case for a future for Blackpool Tramway's heritage fleet in their home town. Mr Lindop and his merry helpers are also to be commended once more for their time, patience and sterling effort into pulling it all off!
Great review and snaps as ever Alan, keep 'em coming!
Thanks for the positive comments David, yes 167 and 304 on Heritage Tours on the same day, what more could one ask? A thoroughly enjoyable weekend was had by all!Delete