JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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Electric Buses - Part One

September 22, 2020

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August 10, 2017

A century old and more feature of train travel has been the iconic signalbox which portends a junction or level crossing or some feature on the railway tracks which requires human oversight and control.   The Fylde has retained several classic signal...

August 8, 2017

I've made many visits to the Keystone State - Pennsylvania, during my years in the United States, visiting towns and communities large and small. New Hope is one place in particular which stays in memory as a centre for creative arts in Bucks County...

August 7, 2017

 Once upon a time drivers of 'Twin-Sets' needed to give especial care to the fact that if they were trailer unit leading (as in this case) the trolleypole was mounted on the Motor unit and therefore quite a distance behind when it came to activating...

August 6, 2017

Both main roads leading into Fleetwood announce both the town and a twinned relationship with its namesake in the USA - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.   Not much 

would appear to have happened of late in these tangible links between the two towns.

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August 5, 2017

The lubyanka concrete edifice sited on Bonny Street reminiscent of Stalinist Russia is soon to be demolished thankfully - a new police hq has been built elsewhere in Blackpool and presumably the courts will follow.  In the meantime an industrious gro...

August 2, 2017

A fascinating aired programme this week on the conservation of the Base Camp used by Captain Scott and his team attempting to reach the South Pole - threw up some parallels with the extant structures at Rigby Road, used over decades (since 1922) to m...

August 1, 2017

Not too many years back Blackpool's town centre was the scene of a kaleidescope of bus liveries, each depicting assignment to this or that individual route - or in the case of 'Metro Coastlines' -  'Line'.    Now overtaken by two successive fleet reb...

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