Daily Archives: Thursday 19 September 2019

Standard 143’s restoration in the final stages

On Monday 23rd September a tram is set to be returned to service in Blackpool, some 62 years since it last carried passengers. That tram is Standard 143 which is coming to the end of its extensive restoration with the … Continue reading

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Have Hitachi been unsuccessful in their bid to build new Metro trains?

Reports on the BBC have suggested that local train builder Hitachi – local as in they have a factory in the north east at Newton Aycliffe – have been unsuccessful in their bid to build the new trains for the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1100 and 1297

Another trip to Crich for this latest edition of Picture in Time as we take a look at the 1973 Grand Transport Extravaganza.

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