Recent roadworks along Dickson Road in Blackpool has led to an old section of tram track being uncovered. Approximately 40 feet of rail was revealed near to the Funny Girls venue, although workmen on site stated that they would be removing it this week, potentially consigning another small piece of the town’s tramway history into the past.
The Dickson Road line was once famously served by the Pantograph cars, represented in preservation by car 167 at Crich, and seeing any length of rail uncovered must bring back powerful memories of this route for older enthusiasts, as well as creating a sense of excitement for the younger generation. With the Talbot Gateway a hot topic in local politics at the moment, the possibility that trams could eventually return to this location is something that should not be ruled out completely.
The image below was taken early in the afternoon on Monday 13th May. We are most grateful to ‘Deckerman’ for providing this photo and the information contained in this article.