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Last Updated Sunday 13th November 2011

Gallery 279: Blackpool Tramway End of an Era - Saturday 5th November 2011
This is the fourth of five photo collections from the last few days of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool before the full Supertram upgrade is introduced at Easter 2012. In this gallery are images from the penultimate day of operation, Saturday 5th November when once again the daytime service was single deck operated with double deckers replacing them for the evening. Daytime service cars were Brush Car 632, Centenary Cars 642, 644, 645, 646, 647 and 648 and Balloon 723 with Balloon 707 also out operating on specials plus a daytime enthusiasts tour utilised Boat 600 and Balloon 717. Mid afternoon the Lancastrian Transport Trust tour started using Standard 147 and Balloon 715. Evening trams were Centenary Cars 642, 647 and 648, Balloon Cars 707, 709, 713, 718, 719 and 723 (although being retained this tram is only likely to be a spare and so this brief use during the evening is likely to be its last) and Jubilee Cars 761 and 762 (last use before preservation). As ever the three Illuminated Trams were out on tour duty during the evening. To access the photos click on the relevant thumbnail and you can then either navigate from there or return to this page and click on your next one!

Photographs in this Gallery were taken by Gareth Prior on 5th November 2011.


Centenary 644

Centenary 644

Balloon 717

Centenary 647

Balloon 707

Centenary 642

Boat 600

Boat 600 & Balloon 717

Balloon 723

Balloon 723

Centenary 644 & Balloon 723

Centenary 645

Balloon 717

Boat 600

Centenary 648

Brush 632

Balloon 707

Engineering Car 754

Boat 600

Centenary 648

Centenary 646

Centenary 645

Standard 147 & Balloon 715

Standard 147

Balloon 715

Standard 147 & Balloon 715

Balloon 715

Standard 147 & Balloon 715

Standard 147

Balloon 715

Jubilee 761

Centenary 647

Jubilee 762

Boat 600

Balloon 723

Standard 147

Balloon 718

Standard 147 & Balloon 715

Balloon 719

Western Train 733+734

Jubilee 761

Centenary 642

Balloon 713 & Balloon 715

Balloon 715

Frigate 736

Trawler 737

Jubilee 762

Balloon 707

Jubilee 762

Balloon 707 & Jubilee 762

Balloon 713

Balloon 709

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