JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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February 11, 2020

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The Trust has been engaged in extended discussion with the owners of Wyre Dock, Associated British Ports, over the past six months.   The objectives of the Trust being foremost in exchanges with ABP management - namely the creation of a permanent tra...

May 18, 2017

A chance encounter in Abingdon Street on Thursday morning found Blackpool's newest bus being tested out in service.   The Alexander Dennis single deck design may become the replacement for the now ageing Optare Solos.    A quick look inside found a...

May 18, 2017

The appearance of a new external marketing agency promoting advertising on Blackpool's buses prompts me to press the recall button to 1956 when Blackpool's Transport Committee was forced to approve external advertising on the town's trams and  buses....

 A cross bench open trailer - and a motor unit and trailer from the 1920s.

There is an excellent static display of many of Stockholm's classic trams open to the public in the city's transport museum located at Tegelviksgatan 22 with bus services 2 and...

May 14, 2017

A European capital with an excellent transport network including suburban electric trains, subways with distinctive station designs, and naturally a tramway network, also operates a traditional or 'heritage' tram as part of a normal service alongside...

May 12, 2017

Blackpool's trams deservedly get much of the limelight for their longevity and now continuing role in heritage tour service (and seasonal peak appearances).   However the Blackpool transport system, still thankfully in municipal ownership, also gaine...

May 11, 2017

Images of the returned Glasgow Standard car 488 now undergoing a total overhaul and being made ready for an operating role at the East Anglia Transport Museum reminded me of a special visit to a secured site near Swindon some years back.  At the invi...

This week saw transfer of ownership of Jubilee Car 761 from the FHLT to the Blackpool Heritage Tours Trust following on friendly consultations between both groups over recent months.   This unique tram represents an important achievement by the engin...

May 8, 2017

The sight of drilling teams at work next to Blackpool North Station and the Wilkinson's site is more evidence of imminent redevelopment at this part of Blackpool's central district.   Test holes to determine the ground strata and condition on what or...

May 7, 2017

Ive been writing about Blackpool's transport for the past ten years.  Acknowledging the hub of this town's operations I decided to call my modest enterprise 'Rigby Road Publishing'.   From the early 1920s when the Corporation assigned a large site to...

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Working to conserve for display, trams and artefacts of the longstanding coastal tramway serving Blackpool, Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood.

 

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