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August 29, 2018

Blackpool's town centre leaves much to be desired outside of the heavy footfall Houndshill Shopping Mall.   So many For Sale, To Lease, Closing Down and worse detrius abounds in once flourishing streets, no longer attractive for retailing or much els...

August 27, 2018

The Sunday weather made promenade travel something of a washout but today's blustery but dry weather fortunately helped the resort's trading fortunes revive on this final Bank Holiday weekend before Christmas.  A frequent airing of the town's heritag...

August 26, 2018

The new title from Rigby Road Publishing is going to the printers next week with copies scheduled to become available shortly thereafter.    This 120 Page addition to the story of Blackpool's tramway chapters starts in the United States and ends on t...

August 25, 2018

Thanks to James Murgatroyd for an enhanced colour correct image of Flexity 016 in its pink themed sponsor livery - shown off for the first time in service today :

and the John Woodman version below :  

And now for something completely differe...

August 23, 2018

With a nod to the tens of thousands of steam train enthusiasts images from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and 'Head of Steam' exhibition at Darlington Railway Museum.

Transferring lamps at Pickering terminus and  Cab closeup 

 Darlington a...

August 22, 2018

The Age of Steam lives on and never fails to attract the crowds wherever a locomotive overwhelms the senses with the auro of hot coal, steam, hot oil and more steam complete with the thundering sounds of moving pistons and steel wheels on rail.  A vi...

August 19, 2018

Something completely different for this posting.   The remarkable engineering construct across the River Tees in Middlesbrough - known as 'The Tees Transporter Bridge' is very much a working monument to industrial England's prowess.   Having long had...

August 14, 2018

It is 1935 on Blackpool's Promenade as three very traditional open balcony trams converge close to the Tower in this photograph.   Blackpool is in the throes of 'rebranding' its buses and trams from red and white to green and 'ivory' under the manage...

August 10, 2018

Industrial Blackpool seen from the top of the 'Kop' on Blackpool FC Ground looking north.  Gasometers and electricity generating stations dominate the skyline with 'Central Sheds' and varied motive power on hand for avid engine spotters.  Probably a...

August 5, 2018

      Original Brush Engineering Design Drawing for the 1937 Contract for twenty trams 

              Brush Car 298 installed in the Exhibition Hall at Crich some years past.

One of the future 'stars' t...

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