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Change To Blackpool Transport's Heritage Tram Service - and much more

August 8, 2020

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November 30, 2015

Given the headlines from Syria and tragedies being played out on this country and its neighbours it is all the more remarkable to recall the intrepid journey of Blackpool Corporation Transport bus number 298 which made its way across the troubled reg...

November 29, 2015

 The very first FA League fixture which saw Blackpool FC play Fleetwood Town FC took place in pretty abysmal weather this weekend.   Strong winds and sheeting rain were symptomatic of a less than inspiring result even though Blackpool were the benefi...

November 28, 2015

 An ever changing sign of the times are the successive Driver Training vehicles of the Transport Department / sorry Blackpool Transport Services.   Over the years generations of aspiring bus drivers have cautiously edged out on to Rigby Road in more...

November 26, 2015

Blackpool's heritage trams are receiving replica 'authentic' blinds thanks to the expert work of Peter Watts whose output can be increasingly seen on the Heritage

Tour operations.


Mindful of this work we include this image of one example at Rigby Road...

November 25, 2015

A fascinating insight into the comparable levels of interest and public sentiment for what we call 'trams' and others term 'light rail' is the amount of attention given online to the current prefabricated modular products assembled in foreign parts,...

November 24, 2015





      An exact description of the new pantograph current collector on the trams 


Blackpool Council decided that the combined workload of management of both the Electric...

November 21, 2015

In 1918 the twenty one year operating franchise of the Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad Company was nearing its end. Rumours (well founded) were swirling around that the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway was considering making an offer for the company whi...

November 20, 2015

The brand new electric tram service was inaugurated running from Bold Street terminus near the Steamer terminal in Fleetwood and the railway station on Talbot Road in Blackpool.   This eight mile long line ran over open fields and farmland after leav...

November 18, 2015

Headlines in today's local paper throw up the possibility of the tramway service being terminated at Victoria Square if Lancashire County Council (LCC) determine not to continue funding upkeep of the tramway infrastructure from this point north to Fl...

November 17, 2015

A joint arrangement between the FHLT and Blackpool's Heritage team provided a useful working visit to Rigby Road and Fleetwood for a group from the North Lanarkshire industrial museum at Summerlee on Monday this week.


The four visiting retired engine...

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Working to conserve for display, trams and artefacts of the longstanding coastal tramway serving Blackpool, Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood.


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