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August 31, 2015

The launch of the football tram celebrating the history of Blackpool's football club will be delayed beyond this week's Lights Switch On event.    Work on the tram is still ongoing and its move on to the pitch at the Pleasure Beach has still to be ar...

August 27, 2015

 

The final years of traditional tram operation in Blackpool (up to 2011) featured some particularly obnoxious treatment applied to a handful of cars going through the Works.  

 

In particular three of the rail coach fleet were subjected to their own ve...

' This Way to Trams' points its finger at Brush Car 290 as it carefully eases its way past the former Inspector's Cabin at Pleasure Beach en route to its date with destiny - at Rigby Road overnight on the 25th/26th of August.  

 Confounding...

August 25, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quite apart from the frequent sighting of tram rails protruding from the road surface from time to time, and giving contractors headaches every time they start digging on a former tram route - there are other artifacts clearly visible under our...

August 24, 2015

 

From the early days of the Trust our efforts have drawn on the goodwill and practical assistance of a good many people - sharing our view on the value and benefit of a quality visitor attraction in Fleetwood.

That we haven't so far achieved that goal...

August 23, 2015

High above Wyre Dock construction is nearing completion of a very large new wind turbine which we are told may be joined by several others in due course.  What impact these obtrusive goliaths will have on the local wildlife remains to be seen

 

Concern...

August 21, 2015

At the height of electric tram building mania in the late 1890s and turn of the century  the Fylde coast saw not only Blackpool's new municipal system expanding its original promenade line  -  but also the introduction of two privately owned 'inter...

August 20, 2015

Pursuant to the previous blog this week 'ten little trailers' we thought it worth at least giving airtime to that solitary survivor at Rigby Road - former T6 now 686 and  sister unit 687 also in its final BTS fleet livery. The original end window f...

August 19, 2015

 

A Helping Hand ? - thanks to the bunny on the front - overhead crew's mascot !

Arrival of the all-purpose Unimog and the BTS A-Team from Rigby Road Works heralded a combined effort with FHLT stalwarts Woodman and MacLeod in 

releasing Brush Car 290 fr...

August 19, 2015

The affection for Blackpool's old buses never diminishes (fortunately) in some circles.   This is notably relevant in the Brinwell Road offices of Catch22 Buses Ltd which provides a safe haven for a varied collection of vintage vehicles acquired...

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