JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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September 22, 2020

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February 10, 2019

The city's coat of arms and motto adorned just about every Glasgow 'caur' with exception of the works fleet.  It was particularly poignant visiting the city from Blackpool in the waning years of the trams sampling first hand the flavour of a truly gr...

February 7, 2019

A further look back in time to more colourful scenes of Blackpool's transport :

 This blog for the bus enthusiasts ......

February 6, 2019

I am joining the lengthening queue for Hell along with a sizeable percentage of the population of this country.   That is the destination promised by the European Commission's head honcho - Donald Tusk for all of us for voting to restore something of...

February 5, 2019

Hidden behind the wall bordering  Talbot Road where contractors working on the North Station extension have their storage yard deliveries of new tram poles have arrived.

Bore holes for the overhead poles have already been positioned along the route of...

February 4, 2019

These scenes seem from the history books on Blackpool's trams but they were taken n the final season of traditional/regular tram operation during 2011. 

 The contrast with today's sterile operation cannot be greater.

 The last great finale of tradition...

February 3, 2019

Recent announcement of the removal of Fleetwood Box Car 40 from its long stay at Rigby Road Depot perhaps should not be a surprise.  Along with Bolton 66 Number 40 has been a familiar sight trundling along the Promenade in its original company livery...

February 1, 2019

Pleasure Beach Loop with two very distinctively different Centenary cars awaiting the Inspector's call.   Below :   Emerging from behind the Metropole Hotel with a less than inspired vinyl for Blackpool Zoo.

Norbreck North stop with pas...

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