Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

In Preview: Blackpool Anniversary Spectacular

Just like London buses – or is that like Blackpool trams in days gone by?! – another tram special event is upon us with the annual Anniversary Spectacular due to take place on the Blackpool Tramway on Saturday 22nd and … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Jubilee 762

We are back in the early 1990s for our latest trip into the past with Blackpool Jubilee 762 the tram featured today.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Boat 606 in Maryland

It seems the best place to go if you want a ride on a Blackpool Boat car at the moment is the United States of America as following swiftly on from the use of 228 and 233 in San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 710

Today Picture in Time goes back over 30 years to a time when Blackpool Balloon 710 was on loan at Crich as part of the tram swaps for the Centenary of tramway which saw a number of cars from the … Continue reading

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San Francisco Boats in action

Question, where is the only place so far in 2018 to have seen two Blackpool Boat Cars run on the same day? Answer, San Francisco! The two Boat Cars resident in San Francisco – 228 and 233 – were both … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 709 & 719

Picture in Time continues today and in this instalment we are in Blackpool for a view of a couple of Balloons at Bispham.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Heritage service

We usually only feature the Blackpool heritage trams when there is a gold timetable in operation but in this pictorial we take a look at a standard daily heritage service with two trams in service. On 10th August the two … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Brush 633

Back to the early 1990s for today’s edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at a Brush Car which looks very different today – 633.

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Delays in Blackpool after car crashes through barrier

Trams were delayed on the Blackpool Tramway for several hours on Wednesday 29th August after a car crashed through the barriers close to Cavendish Road tramstop. The BMW – which must have been travelling at a fair speed judging by … Continue reading

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Pretty little things spread to Blackpool!

Two of Blackpool’s LRT fleet have received all-over vinyl adverts for women’s clothing store Pretty Little Thing – following on from two near identical liveries previously seen on the Stagecoach Supertram fleet in Sheffield. 016 was the first Blackpool tram … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Open Top Balloon 706

One of the most popular trams of the past 30 years in Blackpool is the feature of today’s Picture in Time – Princess Alice herself, Open Top Balloon 706.

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Rare chance to see behind the scenes at Edinburgh Trams

There has always been a certain fascination about tram depots and just what goes on behind the closed doors with open days a popular way to see where the trams are maintained and stored when not in service. The latest … Continue reading

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The Rack is back – for one day only!

Since it last ran in October 2014, Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Rack’ 2 has been greatly missed in the operational fleet at Crich Tramway Village. However, the popular 1898 built tramcar is set to play a starring role in next week’s … Continue reading

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In Preview: August Bank Holiday Gold, Blackpool

Its another Bank Holiday this weekend which can mean only one thing – another Gold weekend in Blackpool! With the previously announced Centenary Car tour on Friday 24th August kicking things off there will then be three days of intensive … Continue reading

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A Blackpool Coronation car in Heywood!

In an unexpected but extremely welcome development, Blackpool Coronation car 663 departed Rigby Road depot on the morning of Wednesday 22nd August, bound for the Heywood workshop premises of Ian Riley Engineering. There, extensive work is to be carried out … Continue reading

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642 returns to service in Blackpool

Blackpool Centenary car 642 made its welcome return to passenger service, as expected, on Sunday 19th August, when it was one of four trams to be employed on the enhanced heritage service between Pleasure Beach and Little Bispham. It has … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Ex-Towing Railcoach 678 & friends

We continue our look at some early 1990s images from Blackpool today as we see Ex-Towing Railcoach 678 along with a couple of the ubiquitous Balloon Cars.

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Centenary car 642 launch date announced

After unveiling the new look of Centenary car 642 Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now announced that, subject to availability, the tram will be in use on the enhanced four-car service running between Pleasure Beach and Little Bispham on Sunday … Continue reading

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A Railcoach on the road!

The project to recreate an English Electric Railcoach for operation in Blackpool has been officially re-started, with tramcar 279 on the move again. The tram, which has been stored at Rigby Road for several years in a partially restored condition, … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 721

Another early 1990s view features in today’s Picture in Time as we are back in Blackpool once again.

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