Blackpool bits and pieces

August 30, 2017

With the onset of the Illuminations and a still busy promenade scene - the town's transport scene continues to provide colourful material for those with interest in such matters.   Blackpool Transport require a constant source of drivers and the assigned Driver Training vehicles are frequent sights negotiating familiar routes.  

Trams continue to disgorge crowds of expectant families at the Pleasure Beach stop all heading for a day's enjoyment of rides and entertainment.   This daily floodtide of humanity has benefitted both the Pleasure Beach and the town's tramway for well over a hundred years;  albeit with evolving changes in styles and trams up until current fashions.    Early bird arrivals offloading : 

 

 A long way from the former toastracks and Standard cars of a previous century.

 

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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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