Saturday 5 May 2012

FTS Convention Weekend Day One

Boat 600 sailing along the North Promenade approaching Warley Road, on a sunny but chilly Saturday morning

600 passes Flexity 008 heading north at Manchester Square
The Fylde Tramway Society convention weekend normally includes a few tram tours, but this year Blackpool Transport were unable to accommodate any private hires due to lack of staff, however they had kindly arranged to operate an interesting variety of trams on the Heritage Tram service over the weekend, and a preferential ticket price was available to FTS members who booked their tickets in advance. Saturday saw Boat 600 and Box 40 in use in the morning, with Bolton 66 replacing Box 40 in the afternoon, to provide a bit of variety. 600 was making its debut outing in passenger service this year.

Boat 600 pauses at the Heritage tram stop at North Pier on its second run of the day northbound
Box 40 loading up at the Heritage car stop on the Pleasure Beach loop
Bolton 66 replaced Box 40 in the afternoon, by which time the clear blue skies had long since vanished

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