JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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April 9, 2020

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April 9, 2020

As the country heads into what looks like being a glorious Easter Weekend one like no other - it is timely to acknowledge in full the eminent work and commitment of tens of thousands of public sector employees undertaking absolutely essential work up...

April 7, 2020

From the beginning of the 1930s until 1957 - Blackpool's municipal buses were more often than not designed and contructed in the town by coachbuilding firm HV Burlingham which had set up a modest fabrication business building small vans in the mid 19...

April 3, 2020

Glasgow's amazing tram system closed its last service nearly sixty years ago.  But the onetime familiar images, if not the sounds, of the city's trams still have a resonance in 2020.  Unlike its ever present rival - Edinburgh, Glasgow has still to em...

April 2, 2020

Going back in time all the way to 2013 !   A wonderful sight at the Pleasure Beach loop with newly painted boat car in its original fleet number 230    and embellished gantry with images of Blackpool favourite - George Formby.    Princess Alice stand...

April 2, 2020

Blackpool's Transport Company (BTS) has announced several changes to services and 

its operations over the coming days.   Fullest details are best sourced from the BTS official website online.   A summary is as follows :

Tram Service - remain...

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....

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