Some participants in this Saturday's Burbank On Parade pay homage to films and TV shows of the past in their depictions of the theme “Burbank — City of the Future.”
The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. and travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets.
Volunteers with the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. have taken the locomotive from this year's Rose Float and created a smaller design and mounted it onto an all-terrain vehicle, said Robert Symons, chairman of the association's entry titled “Back to the Future.”
The locomotive is being driven by the conductor character who was on the off-camera side of the Rose Float. He's a cute older fella clad in blue overalls. His animated face features wide eyes and a white beard and mustache. His hat is stamped with a big red “B.” The engine is pulling a coal car and plopped inside is the SpongeBob SquarePants character plucked from the “Centennial Celebration” float that appeared in the 2011 Rose Parade.