Thursday, 23 August 2012

Rocket lights the night sky

Today, the Rocket was illuminated for the first time since appearing on the roundabout at Gynn Square and it looks superb! It is the first time that the tram has appeared fully illuminated in public since 1999. Still to be added is the astronaut that will be suspended above the tram to add to the 2012 featured display.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Swift 570 on the move

Former Blackpool AEC Swift 570 has been on the move recently and is pictured here ready for transfer back to Brinwell Road depot. It is displaying service 22 - a route to be revived by Classic Bus North West from September 2012.

Rocket lands at Gynn Square

After a rapid makeover by the Illuminations Dept team, the illuminated Rocket landed during the early hours of Tuesday 14 August on Gynn Square roundabout! The tram has been treated to a complete repaint and external rewire with the advert panels rewired with fluorescent lighting and LED bulb coloured lights. Over the next couple of weeks, the feature will be completed and the Rocket will be amongst one of the most high profile displays for the Centenary of Blackpool's illuminations.
Philip Higgs, Trustee said "Richard Ryan and his team at Blackpool Illuminations have been great to work with and it has been great to see the tram transformed from its years of neglect at the back of Rigby Road tram depot to an eye-catching display for 2012".