JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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November 29, 2018

A small correction to our previous Blog this week on the Manchester Museum of Transport Enthusiast event this coming weekend.   Rigby Road Publishing Stand will only be open on Saturday as we have other commitments on the Sunday.  If you are planning...

November 29, 2018

A noticeable increase in the numbers of yellow and black BTS double deck buses on various services has our interest and attention.   Both Services 1 7 and 9 are often featuring the now dated 'Trident' type vehicles some of which are from the first tr...

November 28, 2018

In spite of the inclement weather with wind and rain in cold temperatures the contractors at work on the North Station tramway extension are rapidly pushing forward with track installation and road work.  This is particularly evident with the three w...

November 26, 2018

A reminder that this Saturday Rigby Road Publishing will have a stand in the popular annual Christmas period enthusiasts show in Manchester on December 1st/2nd.  Crammed somewhere? within the  Transport Museum Vehicle exhibits we will have our curren...

November 26, 2018

In spite of the cost overruns and lengthy delay in inauguration Britain's first tramtrain service linking Rotherham to the South Yorkshire tram service at Meadowhall, Sheffield is now finally operational.  Tramtrain development has certainly notched...

November 23, 2018

Further views along Talbot Road with tram track installed and awaiting final completion in 2019 up to the terminus layout awaiting demolition of the Wilko store and car park.  

The section awaiting track installation between Abingdon Street...

November 22, 2018

The last time a tram traversed across the promenade from Talbot Square was in 1963 when a motley convoy consisting of a Balloon car, the remnants of the 'Gondola' and Standard 48 (the last) crossed from their journey which started inside Marton Depot...

November 21, 2018

Traffic through Blackpool town centre is in something of a snarled up state due in good part to the extended delay in demolishing the building familiarly known as 'Wilko'.  The best intentions of planners at all levels have come to nought in deliveri...

November 12, 2018

The clash of styles which are visible on Fylde coast bus routes with the dwindling survivors from the Trident era which began some sixteen years ago, and still in their distinctive yellow and black fleet colours, and the now dominant 'Palladium' bran...

Centenary of the end of the Great War later known as the First World War is being marked with ceremonies across the globe.   A gathering of Government Leaders in Paris is a focal point for Heads of State to mark the end of the bloodletting which bega...

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