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July 13, 2020

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March 31, 2017

Fifty Years seperates these two Blackpool buses.  1967  to 2017.   Quite a contrast in one photo - both buses having served passengers/customers at Layton Library in their regular scheduling on several services.   

Whilst it is not...

The most recent visit of Peter Watts (he of destination blind fame) to San Diego and images from his travels there this month prompt a further transatlantic themed blog.

I am tempted to focus more on Brussels and a certain communication delivered ther...

March 29, 2017

 Incongruous sights in the heart of the US automotive capital - now a memory   

 Brand new depot to house four cars for the short vintage line.  Other cars were kept at the City of Detroit's diverse municipal properties.

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March 28, 2017

The most recent sighting of Burton & Ashby tramcar 14 riding the rails again in England is truly amazing.   It's of especial interest personally as I was directly responsible in organising the tram's move from Church Gresley or thereabouts where it w...

March 25, 2017

Roman trams from the 1950s passing  physical remnants of an earlier  empire.               Photos :  John Woodman

Its ironic that while Europe's political elite and the EU's mandarins ga...

March 24, 2017

Sheffield City Transport and Manchester Corporation Tramways delighting visitors in Blackpool and Fleetwood.  The latter during a Tram Sunday event (the first) when trams did actually traverse Fleetwood's commercial centre unimpeded.  P  hotos : John...

March 23, 2017

Having rattled on about changes to Blackpool's bus colours only Wednesday it was quite startling to drive past Starr Gate in the afternoon to catch the heritage colours of the former municipal system on one of the current fleet.   Parked at the south...

March 22, 2017

The increasing frequency of Blackpool's latest generation of buses with their unique 'Palladium' livery is inexorably edging out the equally distinctive yellow and black of former management years.   Its quite a radical change; particularly when most...

An interesting and useful discussion this week saw proponents of new heritage transport attraction to be sited at Lytham Dock (Street) join together with the FHLT to consider potential shared promotion of their respective projects at opposite ends of...

March 20, 2017

Blackpool's trams and buses up to the 1950's were timber framed.   As indeed were most of UK municipal transport vehicles of the first half of the past century.  The timber store and carpentry skills were a pre-eminent requirement of coachbuilders....

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