JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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December 4, 2019

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March 27, 2019

With sunshine now banishing the greyness of March and threat of warming temperature - thoughts turn to Easter and a whole new visitor season kicking off.  Continuing work along Talbot Road and in Talbot Square is focussed on the completion of roadway...

March 25, 2019

An evocative scene at Bispham Tram Station on Sunday captured by Ian MacLeod.   The pristine 'red' boat car freshly launched in service stands out against looming rain clouds heading from the west.  A not altogether unknown experience on the Fylde co...

March 24, 2019

Now that public support is gathering (finally) for improvements to the rail links serving the south Fylde coast towns and communities - it is worth recalling the efforts made by Blackpool's Transport Manager to realise a joined up tram service along...

March 23, 2019

Municipal Transport Rationalisation - Blackpool Buses and Trams in the 1960s  :

The forthcoming title from Rigby Road Publishing :                    Photo John Woodman

This busy scene captures Talbot Square...

March 22, 2019

For readers needing to go back in time to catch flavours of how Blackpool's buses and trams traversed the town in the 1950s and 60s - we plan to release two titles together in the autumn.   'Municipal Transport Heyday' published last year coveri...

March 18, 2019

Today's news headlines covering the shootings in Utrecht are of particular concern given this latest murderous rampage took place on or at a tram travelling to Neuwegein in The Netherlands.   Some years back I worked closely with a Dutch client in th...

March 17, 2019

The UK wide national referendum on whether or not the country should remain a Member of the European Union, or leave the EU took place on 23 June 2016.

Nationally  46,500, 000 (rounded total) voted;  representing 72.2% of registered voters.

The result...

March 15, 2019

One of the remarkable aspects of Blackpool's former fleet is the longevity of a large number of survivors from the 1937 class of rail cars built in Loughborough by the Brush Engineering Company.  A total of twenty examples were built for Blackpool re...

March 14, 2019

Two Gentlemen From Verona  - err actually from Blackpool, pose beside their favourite tram Brush Car 290 which remains stored at Rigby Road Depot courtesy of BTS.  Carrying out an inspection of the car to check on its condition for the FHLT Trust....

March 13, 2019

A chance encounter on Market Street captured bus 552 with its BTS silver logo under the windscreen - and a reflection of the real thing.   

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