Sunday, 15 July 2018

Balloon Sunday

Balloon 715 heading north along Copse Road in Fleetwood towards Ash Street


The annual Fleetwood Festival of Transport, more commonly known as Tram Sunday, took place in beautiful sunshine on Sunday 15th July. A frequent vintage tram service to Blackpool was provide by the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours throughout the day. The trams in use on the Fleetwood to Pleasure Beach heritage service were Standard 147 and Balloons 701, 713, 715, 717 and 723, with Balloon 700 stationed on Lord Street in Fleetwood selling Heritage Tour souvenirs. With six Balloons in evidence throughout the day (including the shop) the event could almost have been subtitled "Balloon Sunday".

Standard 147 arriving at the heritage tram terminus at Fisherman's Walk

Balloon 723 heading north along Copse Road in Fleetwood


Balloon 701 at the heritage tram terminus at Fisherman's Walk

Balloon 717 & Flexity 015 at the temporary tram terminus at Fisherman's Walk




Balloon 700 arriving at Lord Street in Fleetwood

Balloon 713 leaving Fisherman's Walk heading for the Pleasure Beach

Bolton 66 and Brush 621 on display in Pharos Street


Preserved former Blackpool Corporation Leyland PD3 No 501 on display in Pharos St


A miniature tram on display at Ash Street

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