JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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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...

 A Marton Vambac traversing Dickson Road - probably on a Sunday Enthusiasts Tour organised by the redoubtable Late Keith Terry.  

 Marton Vambac Car 11 on a valedictory enthusiasts tour in 1962 seen here at the tram terminus on Dickson Road...

November 3, 2019

For those of us of a certain age with memories stretching back into the middle of the last century there is a more than just a twinge of nostalgia at the 'back to the future' antics of today's politicians especially at local level in British towns an...

November 1, 2019

The latest new title from Rigby Road Publishing is now available.   Blackpool's trams and buses in the 1960s is recounted with many new photos of the town's transport during a hectic decade of change.

Now online from our Shop and the Visitor Cent...

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...

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