JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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June 28, 2017

Northern Rail laid on a customer popup desk in Blackpool North on Tuesday to answer questions from rail (and other) users about the planned electrification of the Preston to Blackpool line.  The Author duly turned up to offer his views and elicit ans...

June 26, 2017

After perusing a great book on restoration of woodframed vehicles I chanced upon an equally great DVD on Blackpool trams.  Unlike  monotonous and predictable DVDs

covering Blackpool's tramway in recent years it was a true delight to be literally...

June 25, 2017

The resources and skills necessary for restoration of any vehicle, whether rail or road, constructed originally with wooden body framework are very much now in the hands of a finite number of individuals and specialist firms.  The days when any self...

June 24, 2017

As a former member of HM Forces it was particularly interesting to find an eclectic display of military equipment and vehicles displayed at the Tower Headland and in St John's Precinct in Blackpool today.   

The mix of Blackpool's buses and trams...

June 21, 2017

The first project which the FHLT tackled was placing Brush Car 290 on display in Blackpool to celebrate HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  

The tram had arrived at HM Prison Kirkham daubed in a grotesque all over advertising for a Blackpool 'amusement'...

June 20, 2017

Our intrepid researcher Colin MacLeod set out to record two structures still extant on Talbot Road which have relevance to the former tram service which was replaced by motor buses in 1936.  The service of course was the short mile and a bit straight...

June 18, 2017

Especial attention is being given to one of the Trust's tram collection at Wyre Dock, Fleetwood ahead of proposals now under active consideration for regeneration of this historic part of Fleetwood's fishing heritage.

The first sign of forthcoming cha...

June 16, 2017

The next title covering successive decades of Blackpool's municipal transport system is advancing steadily for publication later this year.   'Municipal Transport Heyday' dealing with the town's bus and tram developments contains a wealth of images a...

June 15, 2017

 Whilst Blackpool Transport's books and souvenirs are dominated by the heritage tram story and various trinkets - at least the new ADL Enviro bus design has now just got a look in -   in the form of a fridge magnet profile.  At a bargain price this n...

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