JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

Disclaimer :   The opinions and commentary voiced on this page are those of the author and do not have automatic endorsement of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust (Registered Charity) unless otherwise stated.

Follow the regular updates on the Trust's projects, comments on Blackpool's bus and tram network and transport issues around the UK and further afield.

Featured Posts

Our 2020 Calendar

December 13, 2019

1/7
Please reload

Archive

December 29, 2017

Blackpool Centenary 648 with its excellent retro livery to 1985 appearance as the GEC test car (minus test bogies) representing the final 'traditional' British tram design.

 Immaculate Glasgow open balcony 'Standard' car 779 accessible to visitors

Beam...

December 24, 2017

As 2017 winds it way down and gives way to the next calendar year - signs of change are evident at many levels in the town's fabric.   Continuous work along the main rail link into Blackpool from Preston is seeing metal fabrication now appearing to h...

December 21, 2017

A long time ago Talbot Square was the hub of Blackpool's tram services (there were no Corporation buses before 1922).   Two inland routes to Layton and Marton terminated by the elegant Victorian fountain which by 1920 had been completely surrounded b...

December 20, 2017

Trams finally reach North Station (well figuratively) with the placement of new visual vinyl posters on the grim exterior of the Wilko property this week (Below).

Portents of improvements to streetscape and transport links the newly installed signage...

December 19, 2017

 Everyday scenes in Fleetwood pre-light rail when double deck trams ruled the town's tram service.   All images John Woodman

December 19, 2017

The opportunity to place some of the FHLT's trams into a secure structure with potential for restoration is emerging from exploratory discussions now underway in Fleetwood.   Examination of the building reveals office and workshop space suited to med...

December 18, 2017

The now established Beamish Museum in Co. Durham was the brainchild of one man who very early on in the 1960s saw the importance of conserving threatened structures and industrial artifacts which reflected a passing age in the northeast.  By good for...

December 16, 2017

The current spate of public disquiet with traffic rerouting in Blackpool's town centre, and the essential reconstruction work on two important road bridges over the railway from Blackpool South - are understandable.  Particularly during an important...

December 14, 2017

The colourful pageant of tramway history has many tales to tell - diverting from the long familiar municipal enterprise of the late 19th century and early 20th when the role of electric power forever did away with horse drawn urban railed transport....

December 11, 2017

Blackpool's transport scene has undergone so many changes that it is hard to put a definitive year or period which sticks out more than any other.  Each evolving era is recalled by a new livery, new tram, new bus, new manager, new marketing strategy....

Please reload

Please reload