JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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May 2, 2020

One of the most interesting British manufactured tram exports with affinity to Blackpool saw the Wakefield firm of Charles Roberts fulfill a British Government backed order from the capital of The Sudan in the early 1950s.  This country was under the...

November 27, 2019

Through the decades Abingdon Street has seen ever evolving changes to transport  services along its relatively short distance.   Up to 1962 trams slowly made their way past the GPO and Market to pick up homebound shoppers on daily trips into town.  B...

November 3, 2019

For those of us of a certain age with memories stretching back into the middle of the last century there is a more than just a twinge of nostalgia at the 'back to the future' antics of today's politicians especially at local level in British towns an...

July 16, 2019

A notable sight on Abingdon Street this lunchtime was one of the BTS 'Solo' buses which until earlier this year were still the mainstay of light loading town services - latterly being swept away by influxes of new ADL replacements.   That process is...

April 22, 2017

 Motorists filling up at the Sainsbury petrol station might be forgiven at taking a second look at the familiar outline of a BR mainline diesel locomotive parked alongside on Friday afternoon (on the North Station side of the fence of course).

BR loco...

April 2, 2017

With the arrival of Spring even though it doesn't feel like it - both the swallows and the next FHLT Calendar herald another warmer season.    The 2018 Calendar will be on sale at the end of this month focussing on Blackpool trams which came through...

March 28, 2017

The most recent sighting of Burton & Ashby tramcar 14 riding the rails again in England is truly amazing.   It's of especial interest personally as I was directly responsible in organising the tram's move from Church Gresley or thereabouts where it w...

March 22, 2017

The increasing frequency of Blackpool's latest generation of buses with their unique 'Palladium' livery is inexorably edging out the equally distinctive yellow and black of former management years.   Its quite a radical change; particularly when most...

March 19, 2017

Given the amount of media focus on Aberdeen and Edinburgh this past week it is perhaps only fair that Scotland gets some mention in these pages.  I haven't sampled the capital's tram service so far, but am sure it will follow the same antiseptic styl...

March 17, 2017

Both Northern Ireland and the Republic have strong transport heritage displayed at various venues.  Northern Ireland's main transport display is at Cultra with a highly condensed assembly of road, rail, tram, and one trolleybus  on view.  The North o...

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