Saturday 30 March 2013

Heritage Tours Day Two

Boat 230 arriving at North Pier to begin running on specials, with Standard 147 heading south on the Heritage Tour
March 30th was another very chilly day in Blackpool and saw Standard 147 and Balloon 717 on the Heritage Tours, with Box 40 and 706 running on specials. 147 handled the first tour of the day, and operated through to Fleetwood as timetabled. Around lunchtime 706 Princess Alice ran an extended special journey right through to Fleetwood Ferry, and on returning to Blackpool went into Rigby Road depot for a crew break. After their break the crew came out of the depot with Boat car 230, which then proceeded to operate on specials between North Pier and the Pleasure Beach. All in all another very interesting day, full marks to Bryan Lindop and the heritage crews for making it all happen.

Box car 40 taking a break on the Pleasure Beach loop
706 Princess Alice at Fleetwood on a special, some brave souls travelled all the way from Blackpool on the top deck!

Balloon 717 departing from the Heritage Tour stop at North Pier

Boat 230 and Balloon 717 basking in the chilly afternoon sun, with 230 already loaded up ready for its departure

Boat 230 with a good load of passengers, departing from the Pleasure Beach heading north on a special

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