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We delve into the archives for this week's Photo Gallery with a "Picture in Time Special". The photos come from 1998 and feature the sights of the Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad Centenary. Highlights include visits to Blackpool from Rack 2, Marton 31 and Pantograph 167 all of which took place in the centrepiece of a week long event in July - the 14 tram Cavalcade. As well as these "special" trams we also take a look at the other trams operating in Blackpool at the time with many long gone liveries - as well as some trams which are no longer with us. The photos are some of the first I ever took with a SLR camera and there has been a good amount of cropping so that the tram is at the centre of the action - they are also all scanned images from the original print so the quality may not be as high as we usually bring you.

The news this week has been dominated by the sale of 15 of the 16 T69 trams which used to run on Midland Metro. For two of them - 07 and 11 - it is good news as they are to survive (the latter going to Birmingham Museum) but for the other 13 they are to be scrapped.

That - and all the other latest news from across the British Isles - can be found on our News Page.

Enjoy this week's update and we will have more for you very soon.

Gareth - 25th February 2018



Picture of the Week: Blackpool Brush 630

One tram which was in the news at the end of 2017 which didn't feature on our front page was Blackpool Brush 630 - until now! Loaned from Crich to Blackpool in time for the September Spectacular event the tram remains in Blackpool at the time of writing. We go back to 23rd September 2017 for this view as 630 is seen at Cabin on its first day of use back home as part of the Cleveleys Flyer specials.
Photograph by Gareth Prior

















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