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Fleetwood's American Connection

July 9, 2020

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September 30, 2016

The main road leading to Ulverston in the south Lakes, in addition to many natural attractions and scenic beauty in this region, also has a must visit heritage venue for car and transport enthusiasts.   The Lakeland Motor Museum contains a diverse di...

September 29, 2016

 Former Milan 'Peter Witt' car of the 1920s in splendid condition one of several in operation on San Francisco's tourist streetcar operation Line F to Fisherman's Wharf.   Milan retains a still sizeable number of these classic trams in regular servic...

September 26, 2016

In addition to transforming trailer T7 for a possible new role next year the Trust was visited by a Dutch enthusiast from Den Haag keen to see its Fleetwood collection. He was joined by two Leeds enthusiasts who similarly were intrigued by the Trust'...

September 23, 2016

Blackpool is fortunate in retaining Council ie public ownership of its local transport operation.  Most former municipal systems have been swept up by a handful of transport conglomerates - and now less than a dozen remain embedded within ownership o...

September 21, 2016

The Blackpool paper has been full of challenging comments from readers on two local transport issues during 2016.   The first concerns the town centre need for a more coordinated bus service arrangement ie : a bus station; whilst the second involves...

September 20, 2016

Media attention remains focussed on the fallout from the UK majority vote to leave the EU with interminable debate and discourse at all levels and from all sides.   The shock of the UK Referendum outcome reverberates across Europe and manifested itse...

September 19, 2016

The sight of seeing superannuated Blackpool Transport buses now bearing Blackpool Council corporate branding busily conveying Council staff to 'hot spots' around the town reminds me of former times when similar usage occurred in Blackpool Corporation...

September 18, 2016

One of the more recent acquisitions of the FHLT is trailer 687 aka T7 when delivered in 1961.   Part of a 'package' of Blackpool trams saved by the initiative of a Trust supporter, Trailer 687 has been orphaned from its Motor Unit and was one of five...

September 14, 2016

The end of 2016 also sees the end of operation of classic buses on Blackpool's promenade.    Whilst the heritage tram tours capture public imagination and a lot of publicity, less well known are the 'heritage' buses placed in regular service by 'Catc...

September 12, 2016

 Definitely a full load - in weather the boats were built for.   Heritage Trams in full flow - image by James Millington

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