JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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November 27, 2019

Through the decades Abingdon Street has seen ever evolving changes to transport  services along its relatively short distance.   Up to 1962 trams slowly made their way past the GPO and Market to pick up homebound shoppers on daily trips into town.  B...

November 24, 2019

November is never an inspiring month - especially in a coastal resort.  The visitors have left, the shows have closed, peoples minds pivot towards the inevitable commercialism which has taken over a Christian festival and in 2019 a surge of political...

November 23, 2019

Straying from Blackpool's long familiar promenade scene Rigby Road Publishing is now preparing a further title for 2020 using images taken by the Author during his several youthful visits north of the border from 1959 up to the demise of Glasgow's tr...

November 21, 2019

Devonshire Road hosts Service 7 running between Cleveleys Bus Station and Blackpool Town Centre.   It has been thus for many years whilst Bispham Road is served by the 9 which also has a long history traversing Bispham Village, Layton and sundry othe...

November 20, 2019

Blackpool has tinkered with the potential operation of trolleybuses when the issue of replacing Marton's trams arose in the late 1930s and subsequently in the immediate aftermath of World War Two.   In both cases the issue was caused by deteriorating...

November 17, 2019

Amid nationwide breastbeating by politicians of all hues and persuasions Britain's ill-performing rail system is given short thrift by many.   From outright renationalisation to revisiting the ill-judged surgery undertaken in the 1960s overseen by a...

November 13, 2019

 Not the Knott End Ferry but somewhere just as exotic !

 T3 Tramway signed at the Kadikoy subway line linking this Asian part of Istanbul with the European side 

 Could this be Talbot Road with light rail on the doorstep of nightlife cafes?

 Above...

November 12, 2019

Amidst the daily grind of political party soundbites, half truths and outright lies besetting the country through wintry weeks of electioneering - intentions to press ahead with the High Speed Train project are gaining traction in the media (no puns...

November 11, 2019

Corporation Street has been a favoured terminus for Blackpool Corporation buses since the late 1930s.  Generations of green and cream vehicles have pulled up for the inevitable fag break and mug of tea over decades.   Today the location is the same w...

November 10, 2019

 Colin MacLeod (as usual) organising the first candidate/victim ....  

 Inside 678 with a sunny end up of Brush Car 300 in the background

 678 somewhat the worse for wear but still with original features following withdrawal.

Following major c...

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