JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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January 29, 2018

 As the weeks go by - electrification work along the railway from Kirkham to Blackpool North takes on an air of urgency for completion by the scheduled deadlines and before the first of the seasonal crowds descend on Blackpool and the Fylde coast (by...

January 28, 2018

A damp drab and miserably cold January weekend - what better reason than to fill the promenade with old trams on sparsely filled 'heritage tours'.   The use of the current occupants of Rigby Road Depot for special hires, wedding parties and the like...

January 26, 2018

The Marton tram service has managed to retain its allure for both transport historians and heritage interests, as well as  Blackpool residents through the years.  Even though the trams last ran along Church Street and Whitegate Drive over fifty five...

January 24, 2018

Capital trams on display at the National Tramway Museum in Derbyshire in 2016

One of the more notable achievements amid the Derbyshire quarry landscape at Crich has been the emergence of a series of distinguished tramcar restorations - the latest of w...

January 21, 2018

Outside the BLESMA home on Lytham Road is probably the most disgraceful bus shelter in Blackpool.   It would appear no Council attention has been given to it since its erection in the dim and distance past.   Just how the shelter was allowed to get i...

January 20, 2018

Ghosts from former times continue to emerge into the daylight whenever excavations take place in Blackpool's main highways.   In this case it is strengthening bridge work ongoing at Squires Gate with reinforcement of the roadway over the south Fylde...

January 20, 2018

Leopold Grove, Blackpool provides the rarest glimpse of both past greatness and the town's new beginnings.  Marvellous visuals on protective hoardings provide images of the soon to be created conferencing centre  joining together old designs and the...

January 18, 2018

A passing encounter at Rigby Road today saw the standby snowplough being shunted briefly on to Hopton Road - no doubt in preparation for any contingency during the current weather conditions this January.   Whilst Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts...

January 17, 2018

Despite the disparaging remarks and sad comments appearing on social media regarding the experience of the UK firm Trampower Ltd. the persistence of its Principals in pursuing a British designed and developed low floor tram is to be applauded.   In f...

January 15, 2018

Blackpool is no stranger to Cardiff buses (or tram) given the number of buses leased or purchased by Catch22Bus over the past few years all of which arrived complete with bi-lingual signage and initially with Cardiffbus livery.   Only one Cardiff (or...

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