Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Beauty and the beast!

Doesn't this picture of 715, awaiting entry into service one morning, put into context the drastic rebuilding of the Balloon car class over the past few years? 715 looks like the iconic Blackpool tram that is still the subject of picture postcards and reflects the image of the tramway that people can relate to. 718 behind is, perversely, to be one of the retained "heritage" trams with its all-over contravision advertising, rebuilt ends, porch doors and bus style interiors! Good old british heritage.

Thank goodness we have 715 to portray the real heritage of the Blackpool tramway...