JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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January 31, 2019

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l out of season is a pretty bleak experience even when the sun is shining.  Work on excavating the area for the new Talbot Square tram stop inbound is immediately in front of the still imposing bank building housing up to today RBS.  The Talb...

January 28, 2019

Rigby Road is the scene of Emergency Fire Crews of the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service preparing for drills involving a non-typical Blackpool tram today.   A pristine Balloon car was positioned carefully alongside the Engineering Works to allow pr...

January 27, 2019

Winter's harsh winds and freezing temperatures have not halted work on the advancing track junction in Talbot Square linking finally with the 2010 pointwork opposite North Pier.   Despite incessant seasonal cold exacerbated by wind chill - contractor...

January 17, 2019

Today's Blackpool paper headline reveals the Local Authority's Local Plan covering development of sites for new housing as well as revising criteria for town centre commercial use.   An immediate eye grabbing by-line referred to Rigby Road Tram Depot...

January 16, 2019

The week has one dominant issue - Brexit together with the need for the UK Government with Parliament to get an immediate grip on steps necessary to

provide confidence to investment and business;  as well as reassurance to people whether desirous of t...

January 14, 2019

 This old photograph depicting the lower saloon of a tram being used as garden shed of shop is a mystery as to the origins of the bodywork.  It bears nothing like a Blackpool or Lytham car.  The only possibility is it could be two short saloons joine...

January 13, 2019

Blackpool's transport scene is a bewildering menage of differing liveries and colours as the bus side undergoes radical change.   The former yellow and black scheme introduced a decade previously under the management of Trevor Roberts, itself did awa...

January 11, 2019

Whilst there is incessant fixated attention given to individual heritage trams - there is equal importance in giving air time to the fixed infrastructure serving a tramway which originated well over a hundred years ago.   Of course most of the early...

January 8, 2019

One of the first trams secured from Blackpool Transport by the fledgling group formed to launch a tram museum for Fleetwood in 2010 was Brush Car 290.   Selected principally because of its role as the very last service tram to have operated from Nort...

January 7, 2019

Parked at the Pleasure Beach loop is a well disguised Blackpool tram.  Owned by the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust Centenary Car 641 is actually a historic tram in its own right.  When Blackpool Council in 1983 to commissioned construction of a tot...

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