Visiting Treasures

July 23, 2018

Blackpool's tramway was formerly in its last decade of regular operation a scene of colourful moving images including 'foreign' visitors to the seaside adding their own unique heritage.   It is 2010 and here is Liverpool Corporation Tramways 762 on all too familiar reserved track service (but this time along the cliffs near Bispham). 

Heading in the opposite direction Manchester Corporation Tramways 'California' car 765 and close up loading at North Pier.  Where else in the country could you catch a pre-World War One open tram in regular scheduled service ?  But Blackpool of course.

 

 Note the full capacity inside (and out).  Below :  Another open car - this time Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad Company Number 2 - courtesy of the National Tramway Museum, Crich.  But this time on an enthusiasts tour.

 Below :   Sheffield via Promenade.  A quite surreal destination to confuse visitors.

 

 Dusk and overcast skies dull the scene as 513 in pristine cream and prussian blue makes it way south passing one of the new low platform station stops being built for the forthcoming light rail system.    All Images John Woodman

 

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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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