Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Six becomes seven for May Day Bank Holiday Gold weekend in Blackpool

It only seems to have been a couple of weeks since the last Gold heritage tram weekend in Blackpool (probably because it was!) but with another Bank Holiday imminent, this weekend will see another intensive service operate. As a bonus … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 710 & 724

Last time out when we headed to Blackpool for Picture in Time we featured a couple of Balloon Cars and in this edition we do exactly the same although this time we are 25 years earlier in 1981.

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Brush car 621 enters the works

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 621 has taken a small step towards being returned to service, following its move back to Blackpool at the end of last year. On 20th April, the tram was moved from the main depot into the Electrical … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloons 703 & 710

It is that time of the week again as we head off to Blackpool for another image from the archives as part of the Picture in Time series. This time we feature two Balloon Cars back in 2006.

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In Pictures: B-fleet Balloon 719 towed back to depot

The Easter weekend saw another period of Gold heritage tram operation in Blackpool although not everything quite went according to plan. On Easter Monday, 17th April, B fleet Balloon 719 was allocated to operate the first northbound service of the … Continue reading

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More Blackpool blinds saved

Four more Blackpool tram destination blinds have been saved following a recent auction including two more rare original yellow Twin Car blinds. The four blinds were sold at an auction in Macclesfield and after Blackpool’s own destination blind guru, Peter … Continue reading

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Bye bye, White Blob!

Blackpool’s Paint Shop is now occupied by a tram for the first time this year, having recently been kept busy with the application of vinyls and other finishing touches to Blackpool Transport’s new fleet of double-deck buses. The lucky tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Box 40 on tour

On Sunday 9th April, Blackpool & Fleetwood Box car 40 operated a full system tour of the Blackpool tramway for its support group, ‘Friends of 40′. Primarily aimed as a social event and tram ride for many of the people … Continue reading

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Allocations announced for Easter Gold in Blackpool

The Easter weekend looks set to see another action packed weekend of heritage trams in Blackpool with the popular Gold timetable in operation again on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April. As usual with this timetable six trams … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Railcoach 611

In this edition of Picture in Time we are again featuring a tram from Blackpool with Second Series English Electric Railcoach 611 in the frame.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Coronation 314

Today Picture in Time is once again in Blackpool and this time around we take a look at a tram which is now scrapped – it is Coronation Car 314.

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In Pictures: Summer sunshine for Winter Gold in Blackpool

The latest Gold operating weekend for Blackpool’s heritage trams took place on the weekend of 25th & 26th March. Although billed as a ‘Winter Gold’ event, this actually took place a few days after spring had officially started, whilst the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 721

Its time for another trip to the northwest coast and the Blackpool Tramway for this instalment of Picture in Time. This time around we feature Blackpool Balloon Car 721 in 2005 at which time it was carrying an all over … Continue reading

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Bolton 66 commemorates 70th anniversary of end of Bolton Corporation Tramways

On 29th March 1947 it was the end of an era in Bolton when the last trams ran following 67 years of loyal service to the town. Who could have thought that fast forwarding 70 years and there would be … Continue reading

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Balloon 703 returns home

Another tram has returned home to Blackpool with Balloon car 703 – lately masquerading as Sunderland 101 – arriving back at Rigby Road Depot on Thursday 23rd March following the lengthy journey from Beamish.

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Spaces still available for Friends of 40 tour

The annual Friends of 40 tram tour on board Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 – a tradition since 1998 – will take place on Sunday 9th April and there are still spaces available with tickets including a tram ride and … Continue reading

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Tram allocations revealed for latest Winter Gold weekend

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March will see the latest Gold operating weekend in Blackpool with 11 different trams due to see action during the two days including several trams making their first public appearances of the year. Sunday 26th … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boat 606

The latest edition of Picture in Time is once again in Blackpool and we stop in 1981 for an image of Blackpool Boat 606 – a tram which now resides in the United States of America.

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Pioneer Brush Railcoach set to run again!

2017 sees the 80th anniversary of Blackpool’s Brush Railcoach class, and to help mark this milestone anniversary it has been announced that pioneer car 621 is to be restored to service this year! The tram is currently stored in Rigby … Continue reading

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Blackpool Standard 147 returns home

The year-long exchange of Blackpool trams Marton Box 31 and Standard 147 is now over, with the two trams now safely back at their usual respective homes of Beamish Museum and Blackpool respectively. After 31 had made the journey by … Continue reading

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