On Saturday 19th May, Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 operated a special ‘farewell’ tour of the entire Blackpool system, its last such outing before it returns to its active retirement home at Crich Tramway Village. On this gloriously sunny day, 630 was joined by fellow TMS-owned car Box 40 and here are some images from the occasion!
630 has been a welcome addition to the heritage fleet since its return on loan from Crich last September, and indeed it has stayed in Blackpool somewhat longer than expected. However, 19th May was to be its last day out and this was marked with a special tour organised by Peter Whiteley, whose generous financial support helped to finance the car’s temporary return. Both 40 and 630 ran between Starr Gate and Fleetwood Ferry and were posed together at both locations, creating some excellent photo opportunities which rarely occur these days. In all, it was a fitting finale to what has been a highly successful return for car 630.