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July 9, 2020

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February 28, 2019

 Above - road surfacing ongoing at the new three way track junction on the promenade.

 Above :  Installing traffic and pedestrian lights at the corner of Talbot Road and Topping Street with urgent paving work needed at this point.   Road surface clean...

February 28, 2019

The next title in the series on Blackpool's municipal transport decade by decade is now in the course of preparation to the familiar format of previous books covering the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.   'Municipal Transport Rationalisation' will be pu...

February 25, 2019

Work continues apace on the track and roadway in Talbot Square and up Talbot Road.    Almost overnight the overhead wire poles have been inserted into prepared mounts as far as the Abingdon Street junction.   Painted in a shiny black they contrast wi...

Work on tidying up Centenary 641 after its long winter hibernation at the Pleasure Beach today was enlivened by a trio of Chinese students.   Visiting the Pleasure Beach which had a long queue of visitors on the other side of the Promenade - the trio...

February 21, 2019

A passing encounter of profiles with Fleetwood 'Box Car' built in 1914 to a late 1890s design for the service to Blackpool North Station, and the front of Centenary Car 641 built in 1984 to operate the year round service to Fleetwood until replacemen...

February 20, 2019

With deadlines looming for completion of work on the all-important new tramway junction crossing the Promenade and through Talbot Square - pressure is on the Contractors.   Extensive new realignment of the Promenade roadway to take into account the s...

February 19, 2019

A brief visit to the ongoing and busy road and tramway reconstruction site at Talbot Square this week also caught sight of an experimental demonstrator bus on Service 5.

 A Mercedes Citaro variant on the promenade in neutral all over pale grey. 

February 19, 2019

Definitely showing its paces for a 105 year old Box 40 is a regular performer on the promenade shuttle service operated as Blackpool Heritage Tours during the final 3 weeks of its long sojourn in the town.   Expected to leave on March 4th for a short...

February 18, 2019

A long long time ago Box Car 40 was given a new lease of life so that it could play a role in the 75th Anniversary of Blackpool's Electric Street Tramway being commemorated by the Transport Department way back in 1960.  Our preceding Blog refers....

February 17, 2019

The rush to remember 'Box 40' with a further souvenir ride along the promenade would seem to have latterly given rise to panic attacks among the enthusiast community.  Notices of a farewell tour (before Brexit) for this venerable car no doubt have ge...

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