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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Frigate 736

In this penultimate instalment of this edition of “Whatever Happened To?” we take at the second of the illuminated feature cars to run during the final weekend of traditional tram operation, the illuminated Frigate.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Western Train 733+734

Having now seen all the normal trams which ran in passenger service over the course of the final weekend of traditional tram operation in Blackpool, the last three editions now concentrate on the illuminated feature cars, starting with the Western … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Jubilee 762

As we continue our look at those trams which ran during the final weekend of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool we reach the second of the Jubilee Cars – 762.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Jubilee 761

Both of Blackpool’s Jubilee Cars ran over the final weekend of traditional tram operation in November 2011 and in this latest article we take a look at 761.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 724

This edition of “Whatever Happened To?” takes a look at the last of the 11 Balloons to run on the last weekend of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool – 724.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 723

The next tram to feature in this series featuring vehicles which carried passengers over the final weekend of traditional tram operation in Blackpool is Balloon 723.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 720

We’re still taking a look at the trams which ran in Blackpool over the weekend of 5th and 6th November 2011 – which was, of course, the final weekend of the traditional tramway. This time around we take a look … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 719

We continue the series where we take a look at all the passenger trams that ran over the final weekend of the traditional tramway in Blackpool in November 2011 with Balloon Car 719 the tram featured today.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 718

The next tram to feature in our series looking at those trams which ran over the last weekend of the traditional tramway in Blackpool is Balloon 718.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 717

The latest subject in this series that is looking at those trams which ran over the last weekend of traditional tram operation in Blackpool is Balloon 717.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 715

As we continue this series we now take a look at Balloon 715, a tram already preserved by 2011 and one which has remained under the ownership of what is now the Fylde Transport Trust ever since.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 713

Our series where we take a look at those trams which operated in Blackpool over the last weekend of traditional tram operation continues today and we have now reached Balloon 713.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 711

The next tram in this series of those which ran over the final weekend of traditional tram operations in Blackpool is Balloon 711.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 709

We continue our look at those trams which ran on the final weekend of the traditional Blackpool Tramway with Balloon 709 the latest to be seen.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Balloon 707

11 Balloon Cars operated over the last two days of the traditional Blackpool Tramway, the largest number of trams from a single class but the lowest numbered of these was actually 707 which is the first we feature in this … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Twin Car 675+685

The second of the Twin Cars to run on the final weekend was 675+685.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Twin Car 672+682

We now move on to the Twin Cars, with two examples of this class seeing use over the final weekend.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 648

We reach the end of the list of Centenary Cars which ran on the last weekend of the traditional Blackpool Tramway today – 648.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 647

Once again we take a look a tram which ran over the last weekend of the traditional operation of the Blackpool Tramway with another Centenary Car the feature today.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 646

Of all the trams which featured in service over the final weekend of traditional tramway in Blackpool, just one has been subsequently scrapped and it that tram that we feature today.

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