Train Crazy Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tram DVD 63 - Summer 2011

Code: TC363
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After the winter closure the tram service resumed at Easter running between Pleasure Beach and North Pier. See the first trams leaving depot on Good Friday, some odd moves at North Pier in the temporary headshunt and trams running into and out of the caged worksite! There is a ride on 717, car 600 makes an appearance and 648 and 762 run with their new advert liveries. Footage continues on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend with 632 on specials and 672+682 on a private hire. At the end of May the tramway reopened as far as Little Bispham. See various trams in service on a busy Bank Holiday weekend.

During April, Manchester 765 departed for Beamish museum. See the tram being loaded up and then running at the Great North Steam Fair.

A photo shoot for a charity calendar took place in late May which saw the Western Train make a rare early season appearance and not only that, it crossed at Foxhall and ran backwards to Pleasure Beach! The following day, six trams were lined up outside the tram depot for more photos and these included long-withdrawn car 625, 680 in all over cream, 708 with its snowplough, 710, OMO 8 and 605. This was a rare opportunity to see many long forgotten cars. While the photo shoot was taking place modified double deckers 700, 713 and 720 passed the camera in their white liveries.

As the tramway upgrade continues at a great pace there is footage of various completed jobs from the spring with the new track layouts at Starr Gate, North Pier, Bispham, Cleveleys and Fleetwood as well as the work in progress and platform construction at various sites.


Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 100 Minutes
DVD only
Quality guarantee: The programme is professionally produced with a stereo soundtrack, informative commentary and digital editing.


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