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April 30, 2018

Nothing to do with transport this time.   Reports today that ASDA and Sainsbury's are to merge or otherwise join into a conglomerate but retaining seperate identity is yet another large nail plunged into this country's already ailing high street and...

April 29, 2018

Reports of improvements to the scandalous bus shelter serving residents on Warbreck Hill Road for journeys to the town centre are seemingly misplaced.  The same woebegone framework structure showing its age together with broken perspex panel and furt...

April 26, 2018

The umbilical chord which has continuously linked the progressive ambitions of the solitary UK tram design build company 'Trampower' has so far extended to three designs utilising Blackpool's tramway.   From a standing (literally) start with a mockup...

April 24, 2018

The timing couldn't be better with publication this week of Tribute to Marton Trams (the 2018 Edition).    Excavation work directly in front of the Town Hall revealed a complete section of automatic pointwork and track which led to the Talbot Square...

April 22, 2018

Health and Safety be damned.    Standard 147 during its conveyance from Cleveland port to its new home at Columbia Park, Ohio  with a crew member positioned on the roof to fend off low slung overhead wires en route !  Photo J. Woodman Archive...

April 20, 2018

No sorry, not the real thing, but the 2018 edition of the classic title 'Tribute to Marton Trams'.   First published in 2013 and quickly sold out (partly due to binding issues with the printing company) - an expanded new edition is now available with...

April 15, 2018

Whilst Fleetwood continues to press for reopening of its long dormant (but not deceased) railway connection with Preston - Blackpool is finally about to regain train service after an interregnum of nearly six months.   Work on completing the electrif...

April 10, 2018

Time passes ever more quickly and the inevitable new FHLT / Rigby Road calendar for 2019 is now nearing  completion.  Focussing entirely on the remarkable English Electric rail coach design of 1933 - the calendar contains highlights of the transition...

April 7, 2018

The view of Blundell Street Depot (site) from Blackpool's transport offices with Council workmen beginning removal of the roof slating following the decision to demolish the entire structure :   and this week with the site completely cleared and prep...

April 6, 2018

The Fleetwood Weekly News carries a forthright headline on its front page this week '£150M dock plan is not pie in the sky'.   A comment made to a local Town Council Member who voiced concern that he 'had heard this all before' at a recent meeting of...

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