For those diligent readers of this Blog remarking on the absence of postings of late a brief word of advice this week. We have been in the process of relocating our work environment to new premises sited in our back garden ! This has caused not inconsiderable distress to the Author whose once familiar setting has been wholly disrupted and now in need of reorganisation. Combined with this transition has been decisions being taken by the FHLT Trustees on redeploying the T
Wright Bus of Northern Ireland tempted Blackpool Transport with their latest model a few years ago - it was seen as a demonstrator on the Promenade 1 service in 2016. Impressive in its own way but lacking the classy look of ADL's products and the Palladium styling which has taken over BTS fleet vehicles..
The National Railway Museum is full of amazing material and rolling stock highlights of former times on Britain's railways. Fleetwood's past manages to have several items on display if you carefully search for them. An early product of the L&Y which may well have been a visitor to Fleetwood - 1008 Change at Garstang for Pilling ! A tiled wall map of the northwest lines running out of Preston. The Knott End and Garstang line had not yet reached as far as the River Wyre in
Government announcement this week of a £50M grant fund towards the UK's first all-electric bus fleet is a sure sign that Blackpool Transport's strategic plans to replace its existing buses with all-electric vehicles on a phased basis - is already ahead of national policy. As the only municipally owned/public owned urban transport system in England - Blackpool enjoys the enviable reputation (now) of continuing with electric tram operation in an era (since the 1960s) when al