Wednesday 28 November 2018

Birkenhead 20 leaves Blackpool

The depot fork lift truck shunted 20 from the depot into Blundell Street

Birkenhead open-top tram 20 left Blackpool on 28th November to return to its home on the Wirral Tramway. 20 originally arrived on loan to the heritage fleet on 27th July 2017, but spent most of its time unused in the tram depot awaiting attention to its wheels, only seeing limited use during the last two months of its visit. Scotts low loader arrived in Blundell Street shortly before 08:00 on Wednesday morning, by 10:30 the tram was loaded onto the trailer and had departed for its relatively short journey back to Birkenhead.

Birkenhead 20 being pushed up the ramp by the fork lift truck

Birkenhead 20 being winched onto the trailer

Birkenhead 20 safely winched onto the low loader trailer

A rear view of Scotts low loader with 20 safely loaded

Birkenhead 20 loaded up and chained down ready for departure

Scotts low loader turning into Lytham Road for the trip south to Birkenhead

Sunday 11 November 2018

BTS remember the fallen

Flexity 016 on the Orion Curve in Cleveleys wearing its Remembrance Day poppy

Now becoming an annual tradition, many of Blackpool's trams and buses wore large poppies in the days and weeks leading up to Remembrance Day on Sunday 11th November.

Trident 309 wearing a Remembrance Day poppy at Anchorsholme

Flexity 004 at Anchorsholme with its Remembrance Day poppy

ADL Enviro 233 showing off its Remembrance Day poppy in Cleveleys

Flexity 014 at Cleveleys tram station with its Remembrance Day poppy

Volvo 524 with its Remembrance Day poppy in Cleveleys

Plaxton Centro 531 showing off its Remembrance Day poppy at Anchorsholme

Friday 9 November 2018

New Dart in service with Catch22Bus

Dart KP04GZM in the centre of Cleveleys on its first day of service with Catch22Bus

Former Stagecoach Midlands Dennis Dart KP04GZM entered service with Catch22Bus this morning in their smart fleet livery of green and blue. KP04GZM's debut into service was on route 24 between Fleetwood and Poulton.

Thursday 1 November 2018

New Overall Advert for Catch22Bus

Dart GX54DWO on the Coastliner 21 service at Gynn Square on 1st November

Former Stagecoach Midlands Dennis Dart GX54DWO has entered service with Catch22Bus carrying an all-over advert for the HoundsHill Shopping Centre in Blackpool. GX54DWO was noted in service on the Coastliner 21 route to St Annes this morning.