JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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June 29, 2018

Our title 'Municipal Transport Heyday' covering the 1950s and the story of Blackpool's buses and trams during an evolving decade which saw the Coronation Cars enter service and the introduction of the first trailer car set (in 1958) has been well rec...

June 29, 2018

 Blackpool's Central Library - (another Carnegie gift) is a pleasing backdrop to three of the new ADL buses introduced on Service 4 to Mereside this week.  The temporary routing being due to ongoing roadworks in Blackpool which are likely to continue...

June 28, 2018

England v Belgium  June 28, 2018                                                   Image :   Ian Stewart

June 26, 2018

As promised a fleet of smart new single deck buses in the now all encompassing 'Palladium' brand took over the back street services 3 and 4 on Monday this week.

They presented an impressive sight negotiating numerous tight curves and narrow residentia...

June 25, 2018

Crich Tramway Village hosts a gleaming well maintained collection of preserved trams now a passing memory for many visitors.  The amazing summer weather was on hand during my visit last Thursday en route to Oxford.   Fortunately one of the operating...

June 24, 2018

Another rebranding exercise on a British light rail fleet is now imminent with the change of operating ownership of the West Midlands line between Birmingham Grand Central terminus (aka New Street) and Wolverhampton.   The incongruous flamboyant swis...

June 21, 2018

Not something from 'Jurassic Park' or formidable landladies !   Actually the term given to centre entrance low floor cars introduced in New York City (Manhattan) in 1911.  These quite formidable all steel built trams were designed in response to prob...

June 20, 2018

Remembering Ian Stewart - the great tram illustrator and staunch supporter of the STTS

June 19, 2018

 Even Blackpool's trams carry notices of impending new buses on Services 3 and 4.   

 School peak loading of a Solo on Service 3 at Bispham Village today.   Whilst below a Resort Pass Branded Solo also on Service 3 departs from the disgracef...

June 18, 2018

Residents of North Shore will say goodbye to the familiar Optare Solo buses this week.

New replacement models are due to take over Services 3 and 4 in a week's time.

Below :  crowded Talbot Road with the condemned Wilko building as backdrop and a Solo...

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