Sunday, 27 September 2015

130 Years of Blackpool's Trams

Swift 554 and Delta 133 rest in Rigby Road Yard during their lunch break
This weekend marked the celebrations of 130 years of Blackpool's Trams. This landmark event saw 21 different heritage trams operate the weekend, supported by four preserved buses - the latter are the subject of this report.
501 turns from Hopton Road into Blundell Street 
Four vehicles from the "Best Bus in Town" collection operated on a 15 minute tour of the Lytham Road, Marton and Central Drive tram routes. PD3 501, Swift 554, Atlantean 362 and Delta 133 represented four generations of Blackpool's buses.
Delta 133 awaits departure time at Pleasure Beach

554 arrives at Blundell Street 
Atlantean 362 restored to late 1980s livery at Blundell Street with stored trams on display in the background