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Electric Buses - Part One

September 22, 2020

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September 12, 2016

Back in 2015 Blackpool Transport made the brave move to integrate a group of volunteers into the Heritage operation. Although this is common knowledge, what is less known are the ways the Volunteers work within this structure.  With the approval of B...

September 11, 2016

To augment the account of my visit to the National Tramway Museum the past weekend I am posting some additional images from this encounter with a great assemblage of the TMS collection.

 The 'Star' of the day at Crich - singularly uninspiring Oporto 6...

September 11, 2016

The NTM organised an impressive turnout of trams on Saturday 10 September which despite the miserable weather in the morning attracted a crowd of visitors with a distinctive mix of determined tram followers and visitors with families.  I arrived in t...

September 8, 2016

 Oops - this is a Heritage Tour par excellence passing the GPO on Abingdon Street - a unique journey for the Western Train at the very beginning of its long working life.

Our 2016 Calendar is themed to Blackpool's illuminated trams through the years w...

September 7, 2016

One Centenary car is getting more than its fair share of attention prior to its launching in a new permanent role this month.   Centenary Car 643 is undergoing a complete repaint in a railway equipment facility in the Midlands - where mainline engine...

The recent blog posting on this page by John Woodman (Bits and Pieces, August 28) about Blackpool's 'Ghost Trams with Ghost Passengers' understandably created quite a stir at Blackpool Transport, not least because the Bank Holiday weekend referred to...

September 5, 2016

Continuing from the last Blog a few more images and items from the above event hosted again in Blackpool - last weekend.  Above :  Spotland doesn't look like this  if you are travelling between Rochdale and Bury.

As mentioned ad nauseum...

September 4, 2016

In addition to the startling reincarnation of Number 524 in a new version of Blackpool's famous green and cream transport livery this week (see earlier blog) the town was flooded with a virtual rally of the very best in British urban bus design.   Th...

September 3, 2016

Blackpool Town Centre has been busy over the past 48 hours with the Illuminations/Lights SwitchOn.   The large stage set on the Tower Headland caused a split of tram services with trams running southbound from Fleetwood terminating at North Pier and...

September 2, 2016

 Grey overcast skies and little traffic make this an off season scene.   A Marton service car waits to reverse on the crossover for its return journey to Talbot Square using the automatic trolley reverser at this point.   A northbound Lytham Road car...

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