JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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June 25, 2020

The stringent restrictions on venues, events and travel mean that once familiar displays and exhibitions of transport themes are missing from our calendars in 2020.   Even Blackpool's tram service in its entirety has been 'suspended for the duration'...

June 23, 2020

Blackpool's electric tramway managed to get by for a hundred years without reliance on foreign tram builders and suppliers.   In fact all of the trams operated by the still public owned transport company and its predecessor municipal departments were...

June 22, 2020

A noticeable trend in supermarkets (and other retailers) this year has been the emphasis placed on packaging and signage of product made or sourced in Britain.   The absence of the EU blue and gold star emblem signals  reversion of the UK to becoming...

June 16, 2020

A requirement of Blackpool art guru Robin Ross to capture images of the Trust's tram collection in store at Wyre Dock providently coincided with a glorious day this week.  

 Robin Ross at work on the tram shots on Monday.

Former EE railcoach 278 i...

June 14, 2020

The current announcement of shared agreement between diverse local authorities within Lancashire outside of the two city regions of Manchester and Liverpool will now lead to an elected Mayor for Lancashire and consolidated economic strategy for the c...

June 10, 2020

The search and negotiations for a new Blackpool Courts hq has been concluded and involves the Council owned land at Devonshire Road and Talbot Road junction.  This was formerly the site of the original 'Isolation Hospital' subsequently becoming part...

June 7, 2020

The latest Government ordnance requiring all passengers travelling on public transport to wear face masks from 15th of June further underlines the continuing presence of the Corona virus and its life threatening potency.   As we head into the summer...

June 4, 2020

A reminder of the ease of travel not long ago.   Rear platform Routemaster and destinations across Europe with Ryanair.  

June 4, 2020

A hidden piece of Glasgow tramcar heritage rests in Blackpool.   

June 3, 2020

 Hard to believe but this was once the site of Blackpool's original North Station - or as it was called 'Talbot Road Railway Station' when built.  The bland concrete edifice erected following the station's demolition to be replaced by a series of sup...

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