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Another event which feels as if it was ages ago but is in fact only three weeks ago was th Anniversary Spectacular in Blackpool and this week we finally bring you photos from the event. Starting the Thursday before the event took place this collection features the heritage trams in action over the weekend including on evening Illumination Tours. A few Flexity2s are also thrown in for good measure where they met the heritage trams but we will be covering the modern trams in more depth in a future gallery.

In the news this week we have reported on the release of timetables and fares for the Tram-Train service between Sheffield and Rotherham, looked at action during the Bus & Tram Show in Birkenhead, seen some more replia blinds fitted to trams in both Blackpool and at Heaton Park, the return to service of Volk's Electric Railway 6 and a rare appearance outside for Seaton 7. That, and much more, can be found on the News & Features page.

Enjoy this week's update and we will be back with more for you next week.

Gareth - 14th October 2018



Picture of the Week: Blackpool Centenary 642

Recently returned to service in Blackpool has been Centenary 642 which has also become the first heritage car to receive an advertising livery. Based on the advert this tram carried in 1995, 642 now advertises the range of Heritage Tram tickets which are set to be rebranded as Travelcards next year. 642 was one of the heritage trams to operate over the Anniversary Spectacular weekend and is seen here approaching North Pier/Tower on 23rd September as it works a service to Pleasure Beach.
Photograph by Gareth Prior

















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