Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Twin Car 672+682

We now move on to the Twin Cars, with two examples of this class seeing use over the final weekend.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Boat 606

One popular batch of photos we included in our Traditional Tram Picture in Time series last year was taking a look at the trams which ran at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 and now we return to that event … Continue reading

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Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours receive Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services

UK tram and light rail news hasn’t exactly been filled with good news stories over the past few months as we continue to report on more COVID-19 service changes and museum closures but just occasionally a pleasing news story comes … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite: Blackpool Centenary 645

Its another “it’s a bit dark around here isn’t it!” entry into the series that proves that there is a good reason to take lots and lots of photos in the hope at least one comes out something resembling what … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 648

We reach the end of the list of Centenary Cars which ran on the last weekend of the traditional Blackpool Tramway today – 648.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Railcoach 679

We start another set of archive photos from Blackpool today and in this edition we are heading back to 1993 for a view of a long-forgotten advertising livery on Ex-Towing Railcoach 679.

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Next stage of Blackpool North Station extension works to get underway

It may have been some time coming but Blackpool Council have confirmed that the next phase of the Talbot Gateway regeneration scheme will get underway at the start of June. This phase will include the completion of the new tramway … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite: Blackpool Centenary 643

In this series of photos that didn’t go according to what had been planned when the decision was taken to press the shutter, this latest “dark” image possibly takes the prize of why did I bother! An incredibly dark livery … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 647

Once again we take a look a tram which ran over the last weekend of the traditional operation of the Blackpool Tramway with another Centenary Car the feature today.

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Brush 630

Its another case of there is a tram there honest in this latest edition of “So Nearly, Not Quite”.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 11

We head back to 1975 one final time today as we take a look at another of Blackpool’s trams – OMO 11.

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 646

Of all the trams which featured in service over the final weekend of traditional tramway in Blackpool, just one has been subsequently scrapped and it that tram that we feature today.

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Government confirm more support for trams and light rail

In a normal world, weekend announcements from the Department for Transport for new projects and funding are pretty rare but as we are in a very different environment at the moment the “new normal” means announcements come at you from … Continue reading

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Boat 605

It’s more a case of poor photography skills in this latest edition of “So Nearly, Not Quite”, as there is a tram there somewhere we promise!

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 645

In this edition of the series where we look what happened to the tram which ran on the last weekend of the traditional Blackpool Tramway we take a look at another of the Centenary Cars.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 700

Back to 1975 once more today as we visit Blackpool for a view of the original Balloon Car – no. 700.

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Balloon 726

We take another look at a Blackpool Balloon car today as we see a photo which didn’t quite turn out as we’d hoped at the time the shutter was pressed!

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 644

Its time to take another look at one of the trams that ran on the final weekend of traditional operation on the Blackpool Tramway with another of the Centenary Cars featuring.

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So Nearly, Not Quite! Blackpool Balloon 724

It seems that the photography session sent around Victoria Street in central Fleetwood on 2nd September 2018 was not the most successful ever as we have another entry for “So Nearly, Not Quite”!

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Whatever Happened To? Blackpool Centenary 643

The next tram we take a look at that appeared over the final weekend of traditional tramway operation in Blackpool is the first to longer be on the Blackpool Tramway.

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