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Last Updated Sunday 13th November 2011

Gallery 280: Blackpool Tramway End of an Era - THE LAST DAY! Sunday 6th November 2011
And so after 126 years of traditional tramway operation this was it, the last day before winter closure and then reopening at Easter 2012 as a upgraded Supertram line. This collection has images of the last day of service with shots of all the trams which were out on this day including many "last ever" photos as the tram returned to Depot. Trams out on this day during the daytime service cars were Brush Cars 631 and 632, Centenary Cars 642, 643, 644, 645, 646, 647 and 648 with Twin Car 672+682 on an enthusiasts tour. Twin Car 675+685 and Balloon 715 came out on the FTS' tour mid afternoon and the evening service was then provided by Balloon Cars 707, 709, 711, 713, 718, 719, 720 and 724 and Jubilee 761. 711 developed a fault mid evening and was replaced in service by Twin Car 672+682. This day saw several "last evers": Centenary 647 was the last Centenary Car to return to Depot, Brush 631 was the last Brush Car and Twin Car 672+682 was the final Twin Car (and last tram back to Depot which is being withdrawn). As a bonus at the end of the Gallery there are some photos from Monday 7th November at Rigby Road Depot. 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 6th & 7th November 2011.


Centenary 645

Centenary 642

Twin Car 672+682

Centenary 647

Brush 631

Brush 631

Centenary 648

Twin Car 672+682

Brush 632

Centenary 647

Unimog 939 towing Centenary 645

Unimog 939 towing Centenary 645

Centenary 642

Centenary 644

Twin Car 672+682

Centenary 646

Centenary 648

Brush 632

Twin Car 672+682

Centenary 644

Centenary 644

Centenary 646

Centenary 643

Centenary 643

Centenary 643

Balloon 715

Twin Car 675+685

Jubilee 761

Twin Car 675+685

Brush 632

Brush 632 & Balloon 715

Centenary 648

Balloon 720

Centenary 642

Balloon 711

Brush 631

Brush 631 & Centenary 647

Centenary 647

Balloon 713

Centenary 644

Centenary 644

Balloon 719

Brush 632 & Balloon 711

Jubilee 761

Balloon 713 & Balloon 718

Centenary 643

Western Train 733+734

Balloon 724

Frigate 736

Trawler 737

Balloon 709

Balloon 715

Brush 632 & Centenary 648

Brush 632

Centenary 648

Centenary 647

Brush 631

Balloon 719

Twin Car 675+685

Balloon 707

Balloon 713

Balloon 720

Jubilee 761

Balloon 720 & Jubilee 761

Jubilee 761

Jubilee 761

Twin Car 675+685

Twin Car 675+685

Balloon 719

Balloon 724

Twin Car 672+682

Balloon 707

Balloon 713

Balloon 718

Twin Car 672+682

Balloon 709

Balloon 720

Balloon 707

Depot View

Depot View

Balloon 711

Balloon 711

Balloon 700

Balloon 700

Balloon 700 & Balloon 711

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