Sunday, 1 October 2017

Blackpool Tramway Anniversary Weekend

71 parked up in Blackpool Transport's yard (Paul Turner)

Two members of the collection were booked to provide vintage bus rides at the annual Blackpool Heritage Tram's Anniversary weekend on 23/24 September. A 15 minute frequency free bus service ran from Rigby Road Depot to Blackpool Airport via Pleasure Beach and Starr Gate. Olympian 374 was booked for both days; Atlantean 71 for the Saturday.

Sadly 71 suffered air system problems on its way to the event and missed its turns. Its now being fixed. 374 ran on Saturday morning and all day Sunday as planned. Another Fylde Atlantean - the last of all - 45 (B75URN) also ran both days, while Blackpool 364 (B364UBV) made its event debut after restoration.
374 between trips (Richard Hughes)