News and features from the autumn and early winter of 2005.
The return to service of Balloon 713 following a major overhaul plus a round-up of new advert liveries including a look at 'facelifted' 762, 761 in all-cream livery and the return of 645 after a facelift and overhaul.
Exclusive footage of OMO 8 leaving the Paint Shop in the original 'plum and custard' livery.
Illumination Saturday at Bispham: Highlights from a busy Illumination Saturday from Bispham Station including 633, 736, 66, 147 and 660 on tours plus many other trams and highlights from the busy half term week in October with 675+685 working an Illuminations tour, 682 derailed at Little Bipham, 680 with a rare evening journey to Fleetwood and 605 and 706 in service in October.
They were supposed to be mothballed in 2005, but thanks to good weather four cars were reinstated. All four trams ran in autumn, including journeys through the Illuminations and to Fleetwood.
History was made on 8th November when Car 40 was used on the Starr Gate - Fleetwood timetable for the first time! See the tram leave depot at 7am and make this historic and unlikely to be repeated journey to Fleetwood plus coverage of 147, 304 and 660 on private hire/enthusiast tours in November.
News from the early winter with single line working between Gynn Square and North Pier.
Our annual survey looks at every tram which ran in passenger service in 2005.
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