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Gallery 351: Heaton Park Tramway Spring Gala 2013

The Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester held their Spring Gala on Sunday 24th March in very cold and unpsringlike weather with the main highlight being the official relaunch of Stockport 5 following attention in the workshop over the winter period. This event had been hit by a lot of bad luck in the run-up with Blackpool 31's loan swap for Stockport 5 having to be cancelled and the return of Leeds 6 was delayed following trailer problems, not to mention the fact that originally the event was to have seen the launch of Blackpool 280. Despite these setbacks the tramway made the most of what they did have available with not only the launch of 5 but also the display of Manchester 765 at the Middleton Road Gates to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the abandonment of that tram route and there were also other photographic opportunities throughout the day.

Photographs in this collection were taken by Gareth Prior & Tony Waddington



Manchester 765

Manchester 765

Manchester 765

Stockport 5 & Bus

Stockport 5

Blackpool 623 & Stockport 5

Stockport 5

Blackpool 623 & Manchester 765

Heaton Park 7

Stockport 5 Launch

Stockport 5 Launch

Manchester 765, Stockport 5 & Blackpool 623

Manchester 765, Stockport 5 & Blackpool 623

Stockport 5

Manchester 765

Manchester 765 & Stockport 5

Stockport 5 & Manchester 765

Stockport 5 & Manchester 765

Manchester 765

Stockport 5 & Manchester 765

Blackpool 623, Stockport 5 & Manchester 765

Blackpool 623

Manchester 765, Blackpool 623 & Stockport 5

Road Railer

Stockport 5

Blackpool 623

Stockport 5

Manchester 765

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