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Fleetwood's American Connection

July 9, 2020

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April 30, 2016

Latvian Flags representing the part Owner's interest in BFC - Mr Belokon - fly in front of Blackpool Town Hall.  Bolton (not Wigan) 66 threads its way past the crowd in front of the Tower.

The malaise of Blackpool's football team over the past tw...

April 29, 2016

Hungary's capital retains much of its early splendour with classical structures and elegant bridges over the Danube.  It also carries dark memories of wartime atrocities perpetrated by the fascist regime and Nazis in the final stages of World War Two...

April 27, 2016

Following hard on the successful entry into service last year of ten smart new buses built by MAN and Mercedes in a calming livery named by BTS as 'Palladium' - examples of the BTS fleet intended to be retained for the medium term are being given a m...

April 26, 2016

The operation of light rail vehicles aka trams over curves and junctions in normal service is a smooth and quiet progress unaccompanied by squeals and thuds over track joints.   When the North Station service is opened with a frequent passage of tram...

April 25, 2016

I am just informed by a reliable firsthand source that the same  Flexity models now entering service in Ghent by the important DeLijn regional operator in Flanders, Belgium exhibit none of the characteristics of Blackpool's clattering fleet.  This is...

April 25, 2016

BTS 016 heads north under an appropriate ominous sky at the Cliffs stop on Sunday. A ride on this tram was a lesson in how to create maximum noise for passengers and crew from the running equipment..  Lessons need to be learned.


A ride on Sunday...

April 24, 2016

Nearly twelve years ago Blackpool Transport launched a new service that connected the communities of Knott End, Preesall, Stalmine and Hambleton - all 'Over Wyre' with the Poulton, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool North and then terminating (somewhat odd...

April 23, 2016

With the visit this week of President Obama to London and now forty years on it is worth recalling the events of the Bicentennial of the United States of America in 1976.   A Tall Ships event in New York City Harbour was one of many spectacular scene...

April 23, 2016

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April 22, 2016


Amid the plethora of platitudes accompanying each heritage tram makeover from adoring enthusiasts - a small piece of Blackpool's tramway heritage was the subject of repair to its structure this week.  But not another tram.....


The former Inspec...

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