JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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April 29, 2020

 A very relevant montage posted online recently - courtesy  BTS

April 26, 2020

 The Blackpool Zoo Bus Service Terminus with Solo 240 ahead of Catch22Bus RM

 An immaculate Routemaster on Service 21 in Blackpool June 2016

 Another immaculate 1960s period Blackpool bus at the Cleveleys terminus of Service 21 - the red and white colo...

April 25, 2020

The interwar years saw a newly created Poland - riven from the Communist ruled Russian territory and the former Austro-Hungarian  Dual Monarchy.  The new state was in need of modernisation of transport infrastructure, particularly in and around Warsa...

April 24, 2020

In addition to the severely truncated bus schedules now being operated as a result of the corona virus impact - the handling of fares and transactions have also been curtailed.  New protective screens have been inserted over the original design allow...

April 23, 2020

One of the more unusual imports in the British Isles involved the upgrade to the Snaefell Mountain Railway trams several decades back.   The need to improve the braking and power systems of these veteran trams resulted in a contract being given to Lo...

April 21, 2020

A further grievous loss was the tram depot built by Blackpool Corporation as part of its development of the tramway around the town's eastern district to Marton - and thence by almost circular route back into the commercial and leisure centre at Houn...

April 19, 2020

Sticking with the transport museum theme for a moment (see previous Blogs this month) - the omission of a public display of vintage trams (and buses) depicting the transitory story of urban transport over three centuries along the Fylde coast - is a...

April 19, 2020

 A working tram depot in The Hague upgraded to create a remarkable assembly of that city's trams displayed to the public and used for tours and special events.

Ive visited many towns and cities operating trams or formerly with trams and it is surprisi...

April 17, 2020

Transport for London this week has announced no fares will be taken on London's bus network.  Jointly TfL has also directed that bus passengers must only use the centre entrance of vehicles.   Loading from the front and paying fares by card or cash t...

April 14, 2020

Blackpool's Tower, Piers and Trams are forever synonymous with the longevity of this Lancashire seaside resort.   Whilst the Piers - all three of them - have survived in the care of successive owners, and the Tower with its equally famous Ballroom ar...

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Working to conserve for display, trams and artefacts of the longstanding coastal tramway serving Blackpool, Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood.

 

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