News from Autumn 2013 starting on 1st September with the first Illumination tours of the year. See the four Illuminated cars running from depot, reversing at Foxhall and working their first tours. In October, two B Fleet double deckers, cars 700 and 719 are filmed working specials and in November, all-cream Twin set 272+T2 works Illumination tours. (33 minutes)
End of Year: During 2013 a credible 43 trams were used in passenger service. These were all 16 Flexitys from the A Fleet; eight double deckers from the B Fleet and 19 Heritage trams from the C Fleet. All 43 are featured here. (22 minutes)
In the Preservation section we look at Railcoach 279 and Standard 143, two more heritage cars of the new combined fleet, moving back to Rigby Road depot plus there’s a feature on Brush car 622 in its partly repainted ‘Tigeriffic’ livery, moving to Rigby Road depot for temporary storage. (13 minutes)
The Nostalgia section features Illuminated Hovertram 735 on a tour to Fleetwood in August 2000 and some rare footage of the same tram running on Blundell Street for a film crew in October 2001. Also from 2001, a top deck ride on Stockport 5 from depot to Cabin showing a very different tramway to the one we know today. (22 minutes)
Quality guarantee: The programme is professionally produced with a stereo soundtrack, informative commentary and digital editing.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 90 Minutes
Format: 16:9 and 4:3