Category Archives: Blackpool Tramway

Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Manchester Square

In this edition of “Stop by Stop” we call at a stop on the Blackpool Tramway which many a tram enthusiast has probably alighted at over the years – Manchester Square.

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In Pictures: Trackworks return to Starr Gate as trams reach Fleetwood Ferry again

Now into their second month the trackworks on the Blackpool Tramway are now seemingly coming towards a conclusion with trams now able to run all the way through to Fleetwood Ferry although the southern end has now seen a temporary … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 715

Its early September 1976 again for this latest look at archive photos from the Blackpool Tramway and it’s a tram still popular with enthusiasts which is featured – Balloon 715.

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Blackpool Coronation 304 moves closer to a return

The good news about trams owned by the Fylde Transport Trust just keeps coming! Hot on the heels of the news about a repaint for Brush Car 634 and the continued work on Railcoach 279 comes confirmation that Coronation Car … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Tramway reaches Fisherman’s Walk

The overrunning trackworks on the Blackpool Tramway are starting to come to an end with Fleetwood finally being served by trams again from Wednesday 10th March (at least as far as Fisherman’s Walk) with a promise that from Saturday 13th … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: St Chad’s Road

“Stop by Stop” is back today and we remain in Blackpool on our way north from Starr Gate with St Chad’s Road now reached.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool OMO 13

In this latest instalment of “Picture in Time” we are again in Blackpool with the last of the OMO cars featuring in this image.

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Trams in Video: Blackpool Tramway – Past and Present

In today’s video we are off to the northwest coast for footage taken of the Blackpool Tramway. Featuring the modern trams in their first year of operation, 2012, there is also archive footage shown between 1999 and 2011 showing the … Continue reading

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The Terror Train to return to Blackpool

One to file under “I didn’t see that happening” is the news that a long-lost advertising livery is to be resurrected on Blackpool Brush Car 634 with a version of its 1990s Coral Island Terror Train advert to be reapplied … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Tramway services extended to Little Bispham

It seems that what was originally due to be a two week disruption to Blackpool Tramway services is being extended again with no end date now having been announced for when a full service may resume. The trackworks taking place … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: Waterloo Road

In this next edition of “Stop by Stop” we continue with a northbound journey on the Blackpool Tramway and the next stop will be Waterloo Road.

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Dreadnought 59

We return to 1976 for the next few editions of our Blackpool based “Picture in Time” series and we start off by taking a look at a tram which is always a popular one with enthusiasts – Dreadnought 59.

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Lockdown Walks: Blackpool Balloon 700

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we take a rare look at a more heritage tram as we find ourselves in Blackpool.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 28th February 2021

There is a double helping of photos this week as we head back in time to 2003 and 2004 on the Isle of Man as well as taking another look at the current trackworks in Blackpool:

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In Pictures: Trams return to Starr Gate!

No sooner had it been announced that due to the overrunning of the engineering works in Blackpool trams would continue to run between Harrow Place and Cabin for an extra seven days, then trams returned to Starr Gate earlier than … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cabin continues to be northern terminus as Blackpool Tramway works extended

The essential trackworks which have been underway on the Blackpool Tramway since Sunday 14th February will be carrying on for longer than planned due to a “delay in the works”. Normal services will now not resume until Sunday 7th March … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Blackpool Tramway: South Pier

Today we continue our way north on the Blackpool Tramway as “Stop by Stop” reaches the stop at South Pier.

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In Pictures: Trams return to service in Blackpool

After eight days with no trams as a result of the essential trackworks taking place, a service resumed on the Blackpool Tramway on Monday 22nd February. Currently planned to be running until the end of Saturday 27th February, trams are … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad bogies

We conclude our look at Works vehicles in Blackpool during the 1970s today but this time we’re not looking at a complete tram or any other vehicle but some old Fleetwood Tramroad bogies which were being used to transport some … Continue reading

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In Picture: Tamper at work in Blackpool

It may be the weekend but that doesn’t mean it’s a day off for the workers involved in the trackwork in Blackpool – far from it as the tamper was out once again being used on both the northbound track … Continue reading

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