Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 707

We’re off to Blackpool in 2007 again for this archive image as “Picture in Time” continues.

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Fylde Transport Trust to tour the illuminations with Brush 621 and Balloon 715

The Fylde Transport Trust have announced that are going to be running two illumination tours on Friday 23rd October (subject to any changes in government restrictions) using Brush 621 and Balloon 715 – two trams which are part of their … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Coronavirus changes on the Blackpool Tramway

As we’ve reported over the past few months a number of UK tramways have introduced revised operating procedures both on board trams and at stops to help prospective passengers to feel safe when travelling as well as ensuring government guidelines … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wilko continues to be demolished

Good progress continues to be made on the demolition of the old Wilko store at the junction of Talbot Road and Dickson Road in Blackpool. Of course, the land which will be freed up by this demolition will enable not … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Tram track on Princess Street and Blundell Street, Blackpool

It’s a bit of a strange one for “Still Standing!” this week as we take a look at some tram track which remains in the road in Blackpool but is now disconnected from the remainder of the tramway with no … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 700

The next few weeks of our Blackpool themed “Picture in Time” series heads back to 2007 to take  a look at a few of the trams in service at that time with some well-loved and some less well-loved(!) liveries. We … Continue reading

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Standard 143’s defective motor to be repaired

One of the biggest talking points of 2019 was the high-profile failure of Blackpool Standard 143 on the night of its launch in September. Now over 12 months later and Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have confirmed that the defective motor … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wilko’s continues to come down

The eagerly anticipated demolition of the old Wilko’s store on Talbot Road in Blackpool has been continuing as September becomes October with the demolition teams still concentrating on the front of the building around where the entrance used to be. … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 675+685

In this edition of “Picture in Time” it gives us another chance to see one of the Metro Coastlines liveried Twin Cars in action on the Blackpool Tramway.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we head to Blackpool for a look at some of the heritage trams in action during the recent 135th Anniversary weekend:

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In Review: Blackpool Tramway celebrates 135 years

2020 is the 135th anniversary of the opening of the Blackpool Tramway and the last weekend in September was due to be a big celebration of the tramway to mark the occasion with the familiar September Spectacular event due to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wilko’s demolition continues

We take another look at the continued demolition of the old Wilko’s store on Talbot Road which will eventually make way for the construction of tramway terminus of the Blackpool North Railway Station extension. With work having got underway at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool’s Illuminated Frigate returns to service

Blackpool’s Illuminated Frigate, HMS Blackpool, numbered 736 in the fleet has returned to service after a protracted overhaul was completed allowing it to enter service again on Saturday 26th September. The work on the tram has been concentrated on its … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 673+683

We head back to Blackpool once more today for another view of one of the Metro Coastlines liveried Twin Cars.

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In Preview: Blackpool Tramway 135th Anniversary – 26th and 27th September

It was an event that for a long-time looked as if it wouldn’t take place at all and although it won’t the spectacle we have become used to in recent years the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wilko demolition continues

Never before has the demolition of one building attracted so much attention from tram enthusiasts! Yes, its another pictorial article looking at the old Wilko’s store on Talbot Road in Blackpool as it is raised to the ground to eventually … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Twin Car 672+682

Today we take another look at a Metro Coastlines livery style carried on a Blackpool Tram in the early 2000s.

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Changes on the cards for Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours?

As we all know Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours returned to action in August and will be seeing celebrations to mark the 135th anniversary of the tramway in September. But behind the scenes it appears there has been some governance changes … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Track welding in Blackpool

Monday 14th September saw some general track maintenance taking place on the Blackpool Tramway with the points at North Pier being attended to by the track crew. Some welding took place on the points leading to the loop here in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wilko’s demolition underway

It was due to start this month and work has now begun on the demolition of Wilkinson’s in Blackpool – one of the last major obstacles to overcome before trams can start running on the extension of the tramway to … Continue reading

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