Blackpool Tram DVD 86 – Spring 2017

Winter 2016/2017: Footage from the three winter Heritage tram Gold running days which took place in November, January and February featuring cars 40, 66, 648, 680, 700, 701, 713, 715, 717, 718, 719, 723 and F736. With the depot power isolated, trams are towed into service in January! Plus, Santa Trams, a rare December outing for Boat car 600 and unusual single line working for the Flexity trams. (48 minutes)

Preservation: Brush car 621 returns from Beamish. (4 minutes)

The Heritage Fleet – Inside and Out #3 – Car 680: Part three of a new series exploring Blackpool’s Heritage fleet features ex-Towing Railcoach 680. The tram is filmed in detail looking at controllers, bogies, seats, destination blinds and many more features before a few short rides. (27 minutes)

Nostalgia: It’s back to winter 2002 and Blackpool Tram Video 27 in full and on DVD for the very first time. January and February of 2002 saw the use of Balloon cars on Fleetwood service at weekends plus a look at 627 and 679, two other winter cars running at that time and a detailed feature on the tramway from Cleveleys to Bispham. (60 minutes)

Bonus Footage: Routemasters and PD3s on Promenade service No.21 on New Year’s Eve, the final day of commercial service for these vehicles and other non-low floor buses. (6 minutes)

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