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701.jpg (154854 bytes)

Blackpool Balloon tram number 701 at Blackpool on 07/04/19. Tram dates from 1934

Photo John Turner johnturner16@yahoo.co.uk



710.jpg (100309 bytes)

Blackpool Trams - Balloon Double Decker.

710 is seen on the Promenade, Blackpool on 5-sept-97.

Photo: Ross Aitken (aos@cableinet.co.uk).



711.jpg (89903 bytes)

Blackpool Trams - Balloon Double Decker.

711 is seen on the Promenade, Blackpool on 5-sept-97.

Photo: Ross Aitken (aos@cableinet.co.uk).



BPL715.jpg (148923 bytes)

Blackpool Tram 715 at Blackpool on 24/04/16. John Turner johnturner16@yahoo.co.uk


Blackpool-717+632.jpg (97343 bytes)

Two Blackpool classics: a "Balloon" and a 1937 railcoach.

Photographer: Akos Varga (hamster@hampage.hu) Date: 20.07.2002. Home page: http://trams.hampage.hu/



Blackpool710_703.jpg (127926 bytes)

The picture shows the Ballon 710 and 703 at Fleetwood in June 2002.

Photo: Christian Knop Website: www.knop.cc



Blackpool716.jpg (65948 bytes)

Blackpool double-deck ‘Balloon’ tram 716 in Hopton Road on the approach to the Depot. 2 March 1984.

Photo by Clive Mottram (mottram_cj@msn.com)



UK711BLK.jpg (132739 bytes)

Double decker seen at Blackpool.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker. Photograph taken on Nikon M5000 on 13 June 2003.



UK777UK.jpg (145163 bytes)

OK my favourite !

Copyright belongs to author who took the photographs on the Nikon E5000 Digital Camera



UKBAL01.jpg (105822 bytes)

The first 'Balloon Car' to be re-liveried in Metro brand colours, this car is in Route 7 livery, in my humble opinion this livery suits the style of the tram. Photograph taken 23 May 2004 at Cleveleys.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. Photographs taken on Canon EOS10D.



UKBAL03.jpg (128510 bytes)

Reliveried Balloon Car seen at Blackpool North Pier on 22 May 2004, brilliant sunshine does enhance this type of tram.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. Photographs taken on Canon EOS10D.



UKBLK617.jpg (128290 bytes)

Reliveried and surgically altered Balloon car seen at Blackpool.

Copyright belongs to author, photographs taken on Nikon M5000 Digital Camera, processed using Photo Paint V7



UKBLK61A.jpg (144368 bytes)

When the rest of the UK was getting rid of its Trams, Blackpool kept theirs, even though drastically reduced to just the coastal services. One of the ways that the trams have been kept running is by use of advertising and also adaptation and 'make do and mend'. This is an example of a Balloon car 'surgically' altered Balloon car, to me this is a testament to the skill of the men and women of Rigby Road depot. Photograph taken at Pleasure Beach turning circle.

Copyright belongs to author, photographs taken on Nikon M5000 Digital Camera, processed using Photo Paint V7



UKBLK61W.jpg (141098 bytes)

When the rest of the UK was getting rid of its Trams, Blackpool kept theirs, even though drastically reduced to just the coastal services. One of the ways that the trams have been kept running is by use of advertising and also adaptation and 'make do and mend'. This is an example of a Balloon car 'surgically' altered Balloon car, to me this is a testament to the skill of the men and women of Rigby Road depot. Photograph taken at North Pier, behind is another 'Balloon' car in modified form.

Copyright belongs to author, photographs taken on Nikon M5000 Digital Camera, processed using Photo Paint V7



UKBLK701.jpg (126546 bytes)

Blackpool on 21 September 2003 sees this unusual liveried (variation on the standard 1930's livery) Balloon car, again I like this shot because of the light conditions it gives it a period feel.

Copyright belongs to author who can be emailed at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. Photograph taken on Canon EOS 10D



UKBLK701np.jpg (120108 bytes)

Traditional liveried 701 stands at Blackpool North Pier on 22 May 2004.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. Photographs taken on Canon EOS10D.



UKBLK710B.jpg (115575 bytes)

Seen at Fleetwood on 23 May 2004, Line 7 liveried 710 is seen awaiting its next turn.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. Photographs taken on Canon EOS10D.



UKBLK711.jpg (143972 bytes)

One of the original 'Balloon' cars seen at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which is the turning point for services between The Cabin and Pleasure Beach, currently double deckers are not allowed beyond Cleveleys. Date 13 April 2003

Copyright belongs to author, photographs taken on Nikon M5000 Digital Camera, processed using Photo Paint V7



UKEOS56.jpg (137194 bytes)

Balloon car seen at Blackpool on a rather dull 19 July 2003.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted via email at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. All photographs taken using Canon EOS 10D DSLR, initial registeration as RAW converted to JPEG format.



UKEOS59.jpg (107358 bytes)

Brilliant shot of an all over advertising Balloon car being illuminated by the sun against a dark background. Photograph taken 19 July 2003.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted via email at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. All photographs taken using Canon EOS 10D DSLR, initial registeration as RAW converted to JPEG format.



UKEOS61.jpg (118170 bytes)

Balloon car entering the turning circle at Blackpool Pleasure Beach on 19 July 2003.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted via email at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. All photographs taken using Canon EOS 10D DSLR, initial registeration as RAW converted to JPEG format.



UKEOS68.jpg (110135 bytes)

Balloon car heading towards Pleasure Beach from Starr Gate on 19 July 2003.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted via email at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. All photographs taken using Canon EOS 10D DSLR, initial registeration as RAW converted to JPEG format.



UKEOS71.jpg (146954 bytes)

Wonderful cloudscape at Blackpool on 19 July 2003.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker who can be contacted via email at ecml@yahoo.co.uk. All photographs taken using Canon EOS 10D DSLR, initial registeration as RAW converted to JPEG format.



UKWALLB.jpg (137239 bytes)

All over advertising double deck car seem at North Pier with the Blackpool Tower in the background, the tower is not a bad model of the Eiffel Tower.

Copyright belongs to Andy Ducker. Photograph taken on Nikon M5000 on 13 June 2003.



tram703.jpg (100007 bytes)

Blackpool 703 is one of the class of double deckers commonly known as "Balloons". Originally built as an open top tram, but later covered over, its bodywork retains original styling.

Photo by Dave Root <dave@quackduck.org.uk>



tram711.jpg (102449 bytes)

Blackpool "Balloon" tram 711 has received bodywork modifications, and now sports radiused windows and bus-style tail lights.

Photo by Dave Root <dave@quackduck.org.uk>



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