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January 17, 2017

German trams on Blackpool's historic service to Fleetwood.  This is the new tram stop at Norbreck North in 2016 - first day with Mrs Woodman testing 013.

French trams looking very sleek - at Nottingham Station stop - will Blackpool North tram terminus...

January 17, 2017

With the Plymouth Road bridge now well and truly dismantled and undergoing re-placement, signs of the pending electrification of the railway from Preston to Blackpool's North Station are clearly visible - as well as being felt by Fylde coast motorist...

January 16, 2017

 Images :  John Woodman

From time to time odd bits of local tramway history pop up in the most unlikely places.  Last year an ebay posting saw an original Blackpool Corporation Tramways crest which used the early Corporation coat of arms before f...

January 15, 2017

 Bielefeld, Germany 1965.   New Duwag articulated 'grosswaumwagen' replace this systems motley fleet of pre-war two axle trams and trailers. 

Both Images :  John Woodman

Whilst the French builder Alstom has created a whole new market for its...

January 13, 2017

A regrettable aspect in the tale of British trams being 'exported' to the USA over the past sixty years has been the total disinterest shown by the Members of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, to appeals for the return of two classic 'Eng...

January 11, 2017

 'Wee Baldie' makes a brief camera stop on one of its many enthusiast tours during the waning years of the Glasgow tramway.  A second tour car follows closely. 

Among the many memories I have of days spent riding around this great city is of...

January 10, 2017

The incredible visitor attraction which has become a lead destination in the north east had modest beginnings and was entirely due to the efforts of one man who saw the potential of redundant structures and industrial machinery for future generations...

January 10, 2017

FHLT Member Colin MacLeod finishes off a neat covering job on a Balloon car at HTI yard in Fleetwood.  Unfortunately prevailing high winds on the Fylde coast negated quite a few similar efforts.  

The next serious attempt at establishing a perman...

January 8, 2017

 On a gloriously sunny Sunday morning a Cunarder emerges from under Central Station underpass (actually Argyle Street) 

Derek Redmond formerly of Lancaster and now of Reading reminded me that he took the photo of myself 'driving' a Glasgow tram i...

January 7, 2017

The Author in his teenage years takes the controls of 'Cunarder' 1358 during a break at the Service 18 (or was it 26?) terminus.

For enthusiasts of a certain generation its hard to believe that almost fifty five years have passed since the last great...

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