JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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April 1, 2020

The UK's national health system - originated in the immediate postwar years under the Atlee Government (along with a nationalised railway network) has...

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April 1, 2020

The UK's national health system - originated in the immediate postwar years under the Atlee Government (along with a nationalised railway network) has come into its own facing up to the pandemic created on the other side of the world in China.  The t...

March 30, 2020

 A sequence of passing scenes starting with the wartime bus shelter at what was originally Layton Windmill / Hoo Hill stop.   A Line 11 Excel finds no takers as it heads towards Layton Institute.    Below :    Jubilee 762 passes Bispham's classic Tra...

March 28, 2020

In the absence of Blackpool's trams we are publishing intermittently images of the town's familiar transport now absent 'for the duration' taken from our archival collections. 

 The scene at North Pier with the former northbound shelter and historic C...

March 27, 2020

Going Where No Tram Has Gone Before.   A new dimension needed for Blackpool's illuminated tram displays.  This is how Rigby Road delivered their ideas in the early 1960s.

 Rebranding trams West Midland's style.  The new clean and dynamic loo...

March 25, 2020

Events outpace news stories on this Blog.   A blog had been prepared for today concerning the reduction in  frequency of the tram service to Fleetwood from Starr Gate this week.  In fact only a half hourly service had been running from the weekend....

March 24, 2020

We are pleased to confirm that orders for our titles are being honoured during the present emergency.  Nearly all titles remain in stock at present with some however in limited supply. **    We need to advise following receipt of orders tod...

March 19, 2020

The quite dramatic changes to our lifestyle mandated in recent days by the threatening rise of a global pandemic have no precedent unless one goes back to global conflicts and the 1940s.   All levels of society now find themselves threatened by short...

March 15, 2020

The dominant news this month is the invasive virus now affecting all our lives.  No country or location is immune to the dangers of this infection emanating from China.  Only now is the UK government fully awake to the dangers and untold consequences...

March 11, 2020

As Blackpool grapples with the slow drawn out process of redeveloping the original site of the Talbot Road Railway Station later known as Blackpool North - in Birmingham a brand new railway terminal is being created at Curzon Street.   This will prov...

March 7, 2020

No not the New Zealand dock area regeneration scheme complete with vintage tramway - but the one in the north east in County Durham.   A lively article in today's Telegraph records the effort underway to reverse half a century of transport blight cau...

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