Train Crazy Blackpool Tramway

Blackpool Tram Video 47 - Spring 2007

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Winter News:
A full round up of news from the November 2006 - February 2007 period including a month by month report on track renewal, unusual tram moves, the bizarre Thornton Gate - Fleetwood service plus, Bolton 66 on an enthusiasts tour from Christmas. See 66 use the crossovers at Ash Street and Thornton Gate.

Depot Visit:
We took our cameras to the tram depot and workshops in February 2007. In the Body Shop, 717 and 719 were under attention, 646 was being painted and 623 and 709 were in the Fitting Shop. Footage includes a feature on some of the forgotten trams of the fleet, stored at the back of the depot. These include 704, 716, 677 and see 720 stripped to a shell for overhaul.

Off the Rails:
A special report on tram derailments and accidents. Starting with the devasting fire involving '611' from January 2007 and the 761 and 641 collision from October 2006. Other incidents including 644s derailment at Gynn Square and the day 722 ended up the promenade road. From vandalism to driver error and worn rails to sand on the track, this feature looks at what went wrong and the consequences.

Time Traveller:
In a specially extended feature, our Time Traveller goes back through the mists of time to what was a very different tramway compared to today. In this edition, various winter services, single line working and odd liveries are featured. From snowy promenades to a winter double deck service you can relive the golden moments once more!

Includes 10 minutes of bonus footage.

Running time - 75 minutes
DVD only

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