Video 46 features a comprehensive round up of news and action from the autumn of 2006 including footage of the main news stories.
The Western Train:
On 4th October, 733+734 were pulled out of depot to take part in the ceremony to announce that Blackpool Transport had been successful in a bid for lottery cash to restore the trams. See both vehicles for the last time before work began.
On 22nd November Brush car 636 departed Blackpool bylow-loader for a test site in Derby. Fitted with a new type of bogie, thetram is loaded up for its new home. Things didn't go to plan and 636 wasdamaged during loading. After 69 years in Blackpool, the tram departed and was filmed for the last time on Squires Gate Lane!
Extensive coverage of the 2006 Illuminations including the October half term week and that incredible Monday night with Boats and a Twin car on Illumination tours! See Coronations 304 and 660 on evening tours, various Twin cars on specials and service, 701 on a rare evening trip to Fleetwood, footage from the top deck of 706 at night, Railcoaches on service, Box 40 returns to service, double deckers at Thornton Gate and so much more.
The entire tram fleet as they finished the 2006 season.
Time Traveller: With the departure of 636, the Time Traveller looks at this popular tram over the last 20 years. See the tram in many differentliveries - from 'Wartime' to Line 14!
Running time - 90 Minutes