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Gallery 974: Blackpool Tramway - Anniversary Weekend September 2021

The weekend of Saturday and Sunday 26th September saw the return of hop-on/hop-off Heritage Tram Tours in Blackpool for the first time since March 2020 with a special event celebrating the 136th anniversary of the tramway. With six trams in service on each day running to a timetable across the whole tramway we see the various heritage trams which were in operation during the weekend which included rare daylight outings for illuminated pair the Western Train and the Frigate. The weekend was also due to see the return to service of Balloon 700 after a repaint into Wartime Green and Cream but although it was out on the Prom on the first day very briefly a fault prevented it from running on the Sunday as planned.

This collection starts off on Friday 24th September with images of Balloon 701 running Coastal and Promenade Tours before we feature evening tours including The Ghost Tram, Fish & Chips Tram and Illumination Tours. Its then onto the main event with images of all the trams which ran in service as well as those on display at Rigby Road Depot. The set ends on the evening of Sunday 26th September with some more illumination tours.

Photographer: Gareth Prior
Photographs were taken between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th September 2021.


Balloon 701

Balloon 701

Western Train 733+734

Engineering Car 754

Frigate 736

Balloon 715

Balloon 715

Balloon 717, Balloon 715 & Flexity2 016

Flexity2 006, Balloon 715 & Balloon 717

Balloon 715 & Balloon 717

Balloon 717 & Balloon 715

Balloon 717

Western Train 733+734

Frigate 736

Western Train 733+734

Frigate 736

Frigate 736 & Western Train 733+734

Trawler 737

OMO 8

Coronation 663

Coronation 663, Open Top Balloon 706 & Twin Car 675+685

Coronation 663, Open Top Balloon 706 & Twin Car 675+685

Balloon 700

Balloon 700

Centenary 642

Brush 621

Boat 227

Rebuilt Balloon 707

Brush 621 & Rebuilt Balloon 707

Rebuilt Balloon 707, Boat 227, Balloon 717 & Flexity2 013

Rebuilt Balloon 707, Bolton 66 & Balloon 715

Rebuilt Balloon 707 & Balloon 715

Boat 227, Balloon 715 & Rebuilt Balloon 707

Brush 621

Engineering Car 754, OMO 8 & Trawler 737

Coronation 663 & Open Top Balloon 706

Planter

OMO 8 & Trawler 737

OMO 8 & Engineering Car 754

Trawler 737, OMO 8 & Engineering Car 754

Bolton 66

Balloon 717 & Flexity2 001

Boat 227

Bolton 66 & Balloon 715

Brush 621

Balloon 715

Boat 227

Frigate 736

Balloon 717

Frigate 736

Brush 631

Flexity2 008 & Brush 631

Brush 631

Balloon 701

Centenary 642

Boat 600

Flexity2 015 & Boat 600

Boat 600 & Flexity2 008

Boat 600, Flexity2 013 & Rebuilt Balloon 707

Bolton 66 & Centenary 642

Centenary 642

Flexity2 013 & Bolton 66

Bolton 66

Boat 600

Rebuilt Balloon 707 & Boat 600

Western Train 733+734 & Centenary 642

Western Train 733+734

Balloon 701 & Flexity2 006

Brush 631

Bolton 66

Frigate 736

Balloon 717

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