JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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December 31, 2018

 An impressive display of Rigby Road books (and 2019 Calendar) proudly shown off by the Author at Blackpool Visitor Centre which stocks (nearly all) the available titles for sale year round.   Thank you Visitor Centre.    Blackpool Transport's Custom...

December 29, 2018

TALBOT SQUARE - Tramway Junction almost complete looking east (above).  Note the steel work for a new hotel on the site of the former Yates Wine Lodge.

 Looking west with the new three way junction trackwork in place,   

 TALBOT ROAD looking...

December 22, 2018

 A rare Promenade outing for a classic tram.  Birkenhead Corporation Tramways with a special driver by the controller.

Seasons Greetings for readers of this blog with heartfelt thanks for putting up with the phobia and frequent rants which make it so...

December 20, 2018

Blackpool Transport excelled themselves with a Seasonal bespoke design on one of the company's buses - 455 which can be seen in service around town. 

Posed for official photos outside the Sandcastle 455 complete with elf in the driver's cab !...

December 17, 2018

Standard Car 143 repainted postwar standing outside Marton Depot on Whitegate Drive looking supremely smart.  The Indicators had been moved from the earlier position above the top deck end glazing to a lower and more easily read fitting over the driv...

December 16, 2018

With a deadline for completion by Tuesday work on completing the track junction connections from the Promenade into Talbot Square is underway over this weekend and into Tuesday.   Much of the diverging tram track from Talbot Square onto the Promenade...

December 14, 2018

 A rare aerial photo of Wyre Dock taken circa 1918.   Unfortunately not sharp renditioning but discerning readers can just note two Tramroad Company cars passing in the centre of the lower edge of the image.

Multiple railway lines and s...

December 13, 2018

Bright sunshine with colder temperatures found work crews busy connecting up the new tracks leading into (and out of) Talbot Square to the promenade tramway for the first time.   Teams were engaged in traditional permanent way activity welding and sm...

December 7, 2018

Frustration and anger with the permanent political establishment across the Channel has boiled over onto the streets of towns and cities throughout France.  Donning yellow high viz jackets a cross section of young and old are taking to protest agains...

December 5, 2018

As previously announced during the previous week we attended the annual Christmas trade event at the Manchester Bus Museum and saw many familiar faces and even actual readers of Rigby Road Publishing titles - now there's a surprise.

Attended mostly by...

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