Sunday, 25 February 2018

Heritage on the South Promenade

Brush Car 621 at Starr Gate about to leave for Fleetwood on Saturday
The February Winter Gold weekend began on Saturday 24th February, with clear blue skies being the order of the day. The timetabled service operated between Starr Gate and Fleetwood Ferry, with trams 623, 715, 631, 621, 701 and 717 in use throughout the day, with Balloon 700 serving as the heritage shop stationed on the loop near North Pier. Sunday saw more of the same fine sunny weather, with trams 701, 713, 680, 630, 723 & 718 running the tours. Around midday Railcoach 680 was taken out of heritage service and replace by Brush Car 621.

Balloon 717 bound for Starr Gate along the South Promenade
Brush Car 631 rounding the curve on the approach to the Starr Gate terminus
Balloon 715 heading for Starr Gate along the South Promenade
Brush Car 623 setting off from Starr Gate on a run to Little Bispham
Balloon 701 approaching the Pleasure Beach on a tour through to Fleetwood
Balloon 723 at Starr Gate heading north on a Heritage Tour on Sunday morning
Railcoach 680 at the Pleasure Beach on the first run of the day to Starr Gate
Balloon 713 at the Pleasure Beach heading north towards Little Bispham
718 at Starr Gate after unloading its passengers at the temporary Heritage Tour stop
Brush 630, on loan from the Tramway Museum at Crich, on South Promenade

1 comment:

  1. These photographs encapsulate childhood memories of many holidays in Blackpool, perfect blue sky and green and cream trams running up and down the promenade. Many thanks for posting them!