JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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May 31, 2017

 726 at Wyre Dock stands alongside 678 on the right and Brush car 635 in the background.   Both Images by Steve Meyer-Rassow.

After gaining secure storage with the FHLT trams at Wyre Dock both Brush Car 288 (625) and Balloon Car 263 (726) are des...

May 30, 2017

 Above :  one rail only leading to Princess Street in the background. 

It is several years since trams last rumbled their way along Blundell Street's single track to and from Princess Street and the Foxhall pub on the promenade where a linki...

May 29, 2017

 Contrasting trams all in immaculate green and cream (and some black and grey trim) to make the Pleasure Beach turning loop very nostalgic today,    The unique Rail Coach cum Motor Unit 680 in its one off fleet livery on loan from the MTMS is a great...

May 27, 2017

 Blackpool's newest bus 'station' opened on Market Street this week just in time for the long May Holiday weekend.  Neatly angled bays allow for an additional stand to be inserted on the revamped 'apron' complete with new shelters of the tubular chro...

May 25, 2017

Whilst we are familiar with the remaining boat cars very much evident in the current bout of hot weather (for Britain) and ever popular with visitors - there were similar open trams for tourist elsewhere, perhaps not quite as stylish as Blackpool's f...

May 24, 2017

No words can describe the sheer horror engulfing the great city of Manchester and the innocents whose lives have been ended by the murderous act of an individual now seemingly an actor in an orchestrated plot of a hidden group in the northwest.   Hav...

May 23, 2017

Driving down Lord Street on a bright sunny morning from meetings the sight of a Balloon car trundling sedately on its way to the Ferry obviously caught my attention.

On Driver Training duty it happened to pass a Flexity coming the other way also with...

May 21, 2017

Blackpool among its many historical milestones was the last British tram system to operate what were (are) considered to be the typical tramcar design familiar in many towns and cities up to the 1930s.  The end loading double deck wooden framed 'stan...

May 20, 2017

The old order changeth as one generation of Blackpool bus heads past a previous type outside the condemned 'Wilko' building soon to be demolished (thankfully).  

The 'Love your bus' theme of BTS is a feature on the rear of the 'Trident' type and seen...

May 19, 2017

A team of shelter workers were seen putting together the finishing touches to the newly installed shelter frames now lining Market Street. Angled to permit more buses loading and allowing greater ease of manouvre into and out of the bays.

Along with M...

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