JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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June 13, 2019

At the end of a lengthy stay on the display track at the Pleasure Beach loop Centenary Car 641 owned by the FHLT is now scheduled to return to Fleetwood.   Heavily disguised in the colours of the social group sponsoring the tram over the past two yea...

June 11, 2019

Thanks to the efforts (and funding) of the stalwarts behind the former Lancastrian Transport Trust (now the Fylde Transport Trust) - we can look forward to the reemergence of not one, not two, but three classic trams of previous era (1920s/1930s/1950...

June 10, 2019

No not Blackpool.   West Midlands has a singular tram service connecting Wolverhampton with the centre of Birmingham.   Its CAF built tram fleet now operating the lengthy and mostly reserved track line replaced original Italian models all now retired...

June 7, 2019

One of the noteworthy aspects of Blackpool's townscape is the highly creditable condition and appearance of Blackpool Transport buses.  Whether they are of the former yellow and black colours or in the current Palladium branding, double deck or singl...

June 4, 2019

Britain's relationship with the United States of America was born amid misplaced assumptions on the part of the UK Parliament with the Monarch George III on the fast changing ethos of established thriving economies of the thirteen Colonies on the nor...

June 4, 2019

In contrast to the protesting scenes in the capital today and obnoxious utterings of London's Mayor - a certain Sadiq Khan - we utilise today's blog with some images from the United States and happy memories of trolley museum travels.   

Bel...

June 2, 2019

On the eve of the state visit to the UK by the President of the United States - a tip of the hat to the capital and Blackpool's representation near Washington DC. 

Boat Car 606 was the 'swap' agreed by BTS with the now long closed Gerald Brookins Muse...

June 1, 2019

A further look at the eclectic fleet of trams displayed at the Museum :  

Resplendent in British Railways malachite green colours applied to electric rolling stock in the 1950s - no fancy graphics studio stuff in those days.   Grimsby & Immingham...

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