JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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March 11, 2019

 One resort town taking the initiative to reinvigorate its attractions utilising an iconic historic structure is Great Yarmouth.   A House of Lords Select Committee has been examining the condition of English coastal towns over the past year and will...

March 9, 2019

March 9th at Bloomfield Road marks a new era in the long history of Blackpool's famous Football Club - still at its long familiar home in the centre of the resort.  Media and public focus will today be on Blackpool's match versus Southend in the Engl...

March 8, 2019

A typical dreck day nonetheless afforded the opportunity to update on progress with the Talbot Road tramway extension.   Traffic is now using the upper section from Abingdon Street junction to Dickson Road junction which benefits from new traffic lig...

March 7, 2019

We are getting requests for this title published in 2017.  Covering the decade of the 1950s Municipal Transport Heyday  deals with Blackpool's buses and trams as well as depots and operations in an evolving busy era (what period isn't busy in Blackpo...

March 6, 2019

Overcast skies on a gloomy March 1st nonetheless did not deter a hardy band of stalwart enthusiasts from gathering expectantly outside the gates of Rigby Road.  The reason naturally was the final private tour organised on this remarkable tramcar of t...

March 5, 2019

Below :   Narrow gauge South African steam - at Quainton 

 Not too far from its former stomping ground.  A 3 Unit Metropolitan Underground set.

Below :  A long way from the desert sands and sun of Egypt.  A prototype steam powered articu...

March 5, 2019

A marvellously cold, rainy windswept day last Sunday marked the formal launch into service of yet a further steam locomotive rescued decades back from a Barry scrap dealer of immortal fame.  Finding myself in Oxford with family and in proximity to th...

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