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Turkish Delight

July 13, 2020

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October 30, 2019

The ambitions of those responsible for arranging the operation of old trams on Blackpool's light rail line are perhaps just pushing their envelope a little too far with the recent announcement of operating days during the forthcoming twelve months....

October 29, 2019

At long last it would seem that the long suffering electorate are being granted their wish to see the back of this interminable Parliament now long past its sell-by date.  

Hopefully many (if not most) of the talking heads dominating our new...

October 29, 2019

Among the diverse exhibits at Istanbul's superlative transport and industrial museum by the Golden Horn (of historical renown) - are some of the finest railway and tram models displayed in a special area of the complex.    British locomotives and tra...

October 28, 2019

Those parked cars give the image an immediate dating.   The connecting track leading to the works traverser sees a Coronation car attempting to make it to the Blundell Street track as workmen push intrusive vehicles out of the way.  I don't think the...

October 27, 2019

Kadikoy's Heritage Tram Service - not an enthusiast in sight !  Much appreciated by the locals the 20 circular heads out of the commercial centre (below) for narrow residential and shopping areas up to the top of a inclined and then descends to the w...

October 23, 2019

 A fine modelled representation of an early Glasgow top covered car on display.   A Liverpool car seen closely behind in this amazing collection.   Note the correct position of the tram controller behind the stairwell.

Istanbul was...

October 21, 2019

The continuing coverage of Blackpool's transport through postwar decades has reached the 1960s.   Rigby Road's latest title 'Municipal Transport Rationalisation' is at the printers with the first copies becoming available to subscribers nex...

October 20, 2019

 Istanbul - coupled units are the norm

Extra length of Dublin's extended single units is almost twice the size of Blackpool's trams.

Blackpool's trams are crowded and overloaded.  Waiting passengers are left on platforms for the next arrival usually wi...

October 18, 2019

Probably the equivalent of Glasgow's Riverside Museum on the Clyde with its eclectic displays of Scottish vehicles, ship models, and of course buses and trams - is the Rahmi M. Koc Industrial Museum on the shore of the Golden Horn in Istanbul.    The...

October 15, 2019

The original ? interior layout of a DDR tramcar with neatly trimmed seats and plenty of hanging straps as well as large sliding windows.   Below :  the same tram undergoing heavy maintenance in the simple depot cum workshop for the line. Tram's axle...

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