Sunday, 31 March 2013

Heritage Tours Day Three

Bolton 66 arrives in a heavily overcast Fleetwood on the first Heritage Tour run of the day
Easter Sunday saw the third day of the Heritage Tour weekend in Blackpool, with Bolton 66 leading the way with a run to Fleetwood, followed out by 706 as the other Heritage Tour car for the day. In the morning Boats 230 and 600 were rostered for specials, despite the weather being cloudy and rather cold. The Boats hadn't been in operation for very long when they were swapped for Balloon 717 and Box 40, which were much more suited to the chilly conditions. Balloon 717 managed a run through to Fleetwood on specials later on in the afternoon, and as on the previous day the weather picked up by mid-afternoon, with blue skies becoming much more evident.

Bolton 66 departing from the Pleasure Beach northbound on the Heritage Tour, with Boat 230 behind on a special

Boat 600 on a special at North Pier reversing over the crossover before heading back south again

Boat car 230 on a special at the Pleasure Beach, awaiting passengers at the Heritage Tour stop

706 Princess Alice approaching South Pier running on the Heritage Tour, seen from northbound Balloon 717

Bolton 66 southbound at St Chads on the Heritage Tour, seen from northbound special Balloon 717

Box car 40 running south at North Pier on a special, as seen from 717 on a northbound special to Fleetwood

Balloon 717 basking in the low afternoon sun in Pharos Street at Fleetwood as it stops to collect its passengers again

The sun was still shining when 717 paused to unload at the Heritage Tour stop in Cleveleys on the return journey

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