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February 28, 2018

Two top deck 'snaps' taken by intrepid traveller David Gore from his journey through Poulton this week.

The now lost track junction (and classic signal box) looking west on to the railway line from Poulton Station towards Blackpool.   A lot of work st...

February 28, 2018

Well not quite on Blackpool promenade.   Actually a postwar view of one of the more unusual exports from Preston - a bogie car on the Dombrowa - Sosnowicz line in southwest Poland.  This was one of a small batch of trams built in the late 1920s for a...

February 27, 2018

Catch the story of the tramway to Marton when Blackpool saw busy streets and a thriving town centre.   Tribute to Marton Trams 1901 - 1962 will be published in April in a new edition with additional twenty four pages of images taken by Coli...

February 26, 2018

Vienna is one of the world's great tram systems with a fabulously well maintained modernising fleet that symbolises Austria's capital through its ever present red and white colours.   Just as Zurich is forever associated with its light blue and white...

February 25, 2018

Blackpool's evolving municipal (publicly owned) bus operation has seen many chapters in its history since inception of the first motor bus service in 1921 linking Thornton Railway Station with the Cleveleys Tramroad Station.    An album of images tha...

February 24, 2018

I visited the city of Graz quite some years back now and was very impressed with the green and cream trams which dominated the city's transport network.  An extended line on reserved track ran out to a historic church (with many steps to climb) but t...

February 24, 2018

Greater Manchester is a powerhouse for the north of England, by no means the only one with Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle all having exceptional strengths in their own right.    Joined up urban strategies and political engagement across Pa...

February 23, 2018

A brief detour from the usual public transport theme of this blog was prompted by the dramatic vinyl design applied to a police vehicle seen this week in Cleveleys.  Apparently a number of Lancashire Constabulary police cars have been given this 'mak...

February 22, 2018

Utilities work on Talbot Road is now uncovering the tram track which was formerly used for Layton bound cars from Talbot Square.   Contractors are finding this earlier tram route at every point along their excavations as can be seen in these cross se...

February 20, 2018

As previously covered in previous Blogs on this site - Blackpool is now undergoing change from its frozen state of the 1990s.   A fresh breeze is blowing through the Council's team opening up new development across this Unitary Authority.  Starting w...

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