JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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December 9, 2017

In a week when the Government's policy on reopening long abandoned railway lines, many dormant since the infamous Beeching closures in the 1960s, attention is being given to the still protected railway link connecting Fleetwood with the rest of the n...

December 7, 2017

The findings of the inquiry into the Croydon tram derailment earlier this year killing seven passengers and injuring fifty focussed on the apparent temporary loss of consciousness of the driver just before his tram headed into a sharp curve on a trac...

December 5, 2017

Further to my blog earlier today a chance encounter? at Squires Gate Lane allowed a firsthand look at the large hold where the bridge roadway used to be.  Protruding from the southwest edge of the road surface was the clearly visible tram rail for th...

December 5, 2017

The spate of road rebuilding and utilities work now ongoing in Blackpool all too often reveals the tell tale signs of the passage of tramcars in former decades.   Currently the strengthening of the road bridge over the railway on Squires Gate Lane re...

December 3, 2017

Winter chills on the Fylde coast (and elsewhere) prompt an excursion to the West Coast and peek at probably the most visited tourist tramway in the world - in San Francisco.  Here one has the choice of the famous cable cars delivering a real service,...

December 2, 2017

A stay in Southport in brilliant sunshine this week brought forth a shoal of  images and lasting impressions - several worth sharing.  No trams of course, but a fast frequent electric train service down to neighbouring Liverpool.

Southport's rail...

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