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Blackpool, England, 1962 and 1976

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Blackpool, England, 1962 and 1976
Posted by daveklepper on Monday, December 4, 2023 12:45 PM

611 in 1962 before rebuilding:

in 1976, similar cars, after rebuilding:

A  visitor to Blackpool in 1976, probably from the Crich Tram Museum:

 

ERA trip, from hotel near  Starr Gate to Fleetwood. boat to the boat to the  Isle of Man. The boat we road, thenb car 605, now has its original number, 233, but is now operated by MUNI in San Francizco.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Backshop on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 2:38 PM

Ryanair and EasyJet and their dirt-cheap airfares to Med resorts were the death knell of English seaside resorts. Who wants to lie on a stony, cold, windy and gray "beach" when you can be in Majorca.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, December 14, 2023 4:19 AM

As a life-long member of the London-based Light Railway Transit Assoccisiation's monthly publication, Tramways & Urban Transit.

Blackpool still seems full of life.  On the Trains Magazine Transit Forum, read Jack May's  report of recent ears.

And the kight rail system is restoring a branch to Blackpool North Station.

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Posted by matthewsaggie on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 9:56 PM

One of the " boat" cars is at the National Capitol Trolly Museum in suburban Maryland where it is in regular operation.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Thursday, January 25, 2024 1:05 AM

  On those boat cars are there any provisions for cover for protection from inclement weather?  Or are those people just plain tough?

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, January 25, 2024 6:50 AM

Both in Blackpool and in San Francisco, they are only used in fair weather.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:31 AM

   Thanks, Dave.  I didn't see anything that looked like provisions for attaching anything.

   And Happy Birthday (about five days late.)

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