Sunday 31 January 2016

Winter Heritage Day 2

Railcoach 680 pauses at a very wet Bispham on its return journey from Thornton Gate in Cleveleys
The gale force winds that held sway during Saturday had abated by the second day of the January Heritage Tram Tour weekend, only to be replaced by drab, dismal, wet weather throughtout the day. This was definitely a day for riding and not photography, however for the record the early morning tram output as recorded at Bispham was Frigate 736 to Little Bispham, Railcoach 680 to Thornton Gate, Centenary 642 turning at Bispham, Twin Set 675/685 on the first Fleetwood run of the day, then 700 and 147 both turning at Little Bispham. Centenary 642 and Railcoach 680 both suffered from problems and had to return to the depot during the day, being replaced in Heritage Tour service by Balloon 717 and Brush Car 631.

Twin Set 675/685 southbound at Anchorsholme Crossing, returning from the first run of the day to Fleetwood
Standard 147 passing Norbreck Castle Hotel on its way south to the Pleasure Beach
Centenary Car 642 leaving the Bispham heritage stop in order to reverse direction using the centre loop

HMS Blackpool heading south through Bispham towards the Pleasure Beach

Balloon 700 bound for Little Bispham passes southbound Railcoach 680 at the Bispham heritage stop

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