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Fleetwood's American Connection

July 9, 2020

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July 31, 2019

Cork - a delightful city in the Republic of Ireland.  Trident style buses abound on Park and

Ride services into the centre.   A topical destination for one service at least but not to Hounds Hill this time !

July 18, 2019

There will be a break in these transmissions until the end of the month as we are heading for Ireland's green and verdant landscape.  By the time of my return the UK will have a new Prime Minister and Government.  The unlamented current occupant of N...

July 18, 2019

Before readers get excited over what seemingly might appear to be a further Blackpool tram heading west - the headline refers to a much earlier shipment.

Well before the now familiar Seaton narrow gauge line began its odyssey in Devon its originator,...

July 16, 2019

Lytham St Annes car 49 (41 - 50) trundling sedately along Blackpool promenade en route from Lytham to the Gynn and junction with Blackpool trams from North Station to Fleetwood.  Ah - those were the days when integrated services and connectivity actu...

July 16, 2019

A notable sight on Abingdon Street this lunchtime was one of the BTS 'Solo' buses which until earlier this year were still the mainstay of light loading town services - latterly being swept away by influxes of new ADL replacements.   That process is...

July 13, 2019

Automatically assumes this blog is dealing with the ever popular Circular Tour open Boat Cars which circumnavigated Whitegate Drive in summer months.   Original plans for Stanley Park envisaged a branch off from Whitegate Drive running into the Park...

July 11, 2019

Reflecting on my recent visit down south to meet with the Brighton 53 Group and finally see their work in restoring the last example of a passenger car of that resort system closed in 1939 it dawned that in fact in previous decades I had also encount...

July 10, 2019

Well before Blackpool's streamlined vee styled railcars were delivered in 1937 from the Brush Engineering Company, a suburban feeder line running from Norristown, PA to the 69th Street terminal of the Philadelphia Transportation Company on wholly res...

July 9, 2019

 A busy mid afternoon scene in the centre of Luzern with two passing trailer sets at one of the neat tram stop island platforms.   Note the equally neat overhead wiring for parallel trolleybus operation, and in the distance the profile of one of the...

July 7, 2019

The Fylde coast, and indeed most of the country, was blessed with exceptionally warm sunny weather  this weekend.   Barbecues were made ready and families headed for the seaside.   All as it should be.  The background chatter continued from the Tory...

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