JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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September 22, 2020

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May 19, 2018

With thanks to contributor David Gore whose roving eye captured some familiar objects in the middle of Talbot Road today.   Yes, its the tramtrack of the former Layton service exposed on Talbot Road as contractors begin to prepare the roadbed and fou...

May 19, 2018

Not a headline to raise any speculation.   Actually a referral to better times in British tramway history when the late 1920's and early 1930s saw a renaissance of new tram design and construction for diverse systems up and down the country.  The mor...

May 17, 2018

By good fortune my daughter and son in law are now tourists in Colorado.   This assures this Blog of images from a part of the United States I never got to visit and hence very much an unknown as far as trams and streetcars are concerned.  I do howev...

May 15, 2018

In an era when prefabricated modules coupled together with synethic material interiors lacking any character or empathy with the localities they are destined to serve - are very much now part of the urban transit scene in many countries - and I am ta...

May 14, 2018

Work is ongoing to complete the next Rigby Road title now literally in the works.   As I have an enforced spell of recuperation the silver lining is extra time it now gives me to focus on the forthcoming  'Those Elusive Centre Entrance Double Deck Tr...

May 13, 2018

Some readers of this blog may be wondering where I disappeared to over the past week and I have to explain that the absence of random utterances have been entirely due to my being given due care and attention at Victoria Hospital.  A sudden and most...

May 8, 2018

A fascinating story of the more exotic of tram design species will be recounted in a new title now 'in the works' for publication later in the summer - 'From Broadway to Blackpool'.  The book records the story of centre entrance double deck trams whi...

May 7, 2018

Blackpool promenade stayed busy through the three day Bank Holiday weekend.  Monday saw the 'Young Farmers' head back to the hills and dales around the country having exhausted themselves consuming vast amounts of alcoholic beverage in the multitude...

May 6, 2018

After the extended grip of a prolonged winter and desultory Easter the country finally succumbed to glorious sunshine and warm temperatures in time for the first of two Bank Holiday weekends this month.   The result for Blackpool was a crowded town f...

May 5, 2018

Trains are now running to and from Blackpool North (and South) but on a limited basis with Northern (the Operator) needing to assure train crews are familiar with new signalling and track conditions introduced as part of the winter upgrade work (stil...

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