Sunday 27 March 2016

Marton Box 31 at Easter

Marton Box Car 31 heading south at North Pier on its first day in Heritage Tour service
Marton Box Car 31 made its debut in Heritage Tram Tour service in Blackpool on Sunday 27th March over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Marton 31 has been swapped with Blackpool Standard 147 which has gone north to Beamish in County Durham for the season, 31 will be spending the year operating Heritage Tours on the Fylde Coast. The weather was rather unkind for the debut of the open-top tram on Easter Sunday, with the morning being blighted with heavy downpours and hail showers, although later on in the day the weather had picked up considerably, and blue skies were much in evidence during the afternoon.

Marton Box Car 31 southbound at Bispham on Heritage Tram Tour service
Marton Box 31 at Warley Road heading north towards Bispham
Marton Box Car 31 passing St Peter's Church in a very wet Fleetwood on Easter Sunday
Marton Box 31 in the pouring rain at Pharos Street in Fleetwood, with Balloon 715 running as a duplicate

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