JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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April 30, 2017

Blackpool's public transport scene provides a menage of fleet liveries past and present - to the mystification of residents and probably most visitors.   The tramway provides an initial challenge with noisome single deck articulated vehicles clatteri...

April 28, 2017

That last copy of Tribute to Marton Trams has been sold and shortly on its way to Australia.  Abingdon Street in 1960 with work ongoing outside the new Timothy Whites Store and a temporary tram stop in view.  The uniformed BCT crew member watches the...

April 26, 2017

It was a further forty-odd years after the aborted scheme to create a tram museum using the former Copse Road Tram Depot site before a further initiative to provide a heritage centre for Blackpool trams surfaced.    This time the focus of interest wa...

April 25, 2017

Manchester certainly does things in style and is the epitomy of a go ahead northern city - providing all of the infrastructure and hospitality assets needed to attract visitors from around the world, but without the intensity of London.   One thing w...

April 23, 2017

A number of recent orders for this now classic title means this title is no longer in stock or available online through our shop.   It is pleasing to know that this book retains the interest of enthusiasts - and the original print run is now at an en...

April 22, 2017

 Motorists filling up at the Sainsbury petrol station might be forgiven at taking a second look at the familiar outline of a BR mainline diesel locomotive parked alongside on Friday afternoon (on the North Station side of the fence of course).

BR loco...

Two Centenary cars are at rest in the Fylde - having been acquired by private owners at the great cull of Blackpool trams in 2010/2011.    A third of course (641) remains with the FHLT and is a constant feature of interest at the Pleasure Beach tram...

April 20, 2017

 Public services for the travelling public  -  Your Council at Work in Bispham

A huge disparity has opened up between the quality vehicles now being operated by Blackpool Transport Services Ltd., the Council owned arms length business, and t...

April 16, 2017

Titan TD4 heads a lineup of Blackpool's last pre-war buses after withdrawal in Marton depot  in 1958   Photo :   John Woodman

Marton tram depot also made room for buses from time to time.  This usually involved assigning storage space o...

April 15, 2017

Rigby Road Depot has seen its eastern side turned over to storage of withdrawn buses.  The infusion of twenty five double deck buses from ADL and consequent   withdrawal of the familiar yellow and black Trident types, starting with second hand exampl...

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