Saturday 27 February 2016

Boating in Winter

Standard 147 southbound on a Heritage Tour service at Manchester Square
The second Heritage Tour weekend of the year started on Saturday 27th February. A gold timetabled service was in operation, with heritage trams 40, 147, 230, 715, 717 and 272/T2 opening the days proceedings. This was to be Standard 147's last outing in Heritage Tour service before the tram goes on loan to the Living Museum of the North at Beamish. Boat 230 made a rare winter timetabled journey to Fleetwood, despite the rather cool weather.

Twin Set 272/T2 heading north past the emergency track repair work at Manchester Square
Balloon 715 at Foxhall heading north to Little Bispham
Balloon 717 entering service, passing emergency track repairs at Manchester Square
A rare sight in Fleetwood in winter, Boat 230 heading south along Lord Street on a Heritage Tour

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