Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 18, 2009 by AAndy
Picture of Blackpool Promenade Tramway, Vintage Tram with VIPs for the very last day of the vintage trams, as they are all being replaced over winter with new ones. This tram carried all manner of people to celebrate the end.
Central Drive, Blackpool (C) Barbara Carr The A5099 at its junction with Chadwick Street.
Lytham Road (C) Gerald England The Mayfair Hotel (one of three in Blackpool with the same name) on the right is on the corner of Lonsdale Road. Lytham Road is the B5262 which joins Blackpool Promenade just South of the Central Pier.
Blackpool Castle Hotel in 1980. Lovely 1970s metal bollard in foreground.
Borehole work on the route of proposed Preston Western Bypass D2 adjacent to the Lancaster Canal, looking north. Likely to be classified as A584.
Borehole work on the route of proposed Preston Western Bypass D2 adjacent to the Lancaster Canal, looking south. The Preston to Blackpool railway runs across the distance.
The route of proposed Preston Western Bypass D2 will cross the Lancaster Canal here. It is likely to be classified as the A584 and runs to a new junction 2 on the M55.
The route of proposed Preston Western Bypass D2 passes just to the north of the Saddle Pub with a roundabout linking local roads, the pub is in the middle of the countryside at the moment!
Blackpool Promenade during illuminations season
Thorn Alpha 2000s, WRTL Vectras, and Urbis Evolos light the tramway along the sea front in Blackpool. These posts all had Alpha 2000 lanterns on them at one time, installed in 1995. In around 2002 they changed some of the Alpha 2000s for Vectras, and around 2010/2011 they then changed some more for the Evolos. As of 2018/2019, they've since started installing Philips Iridiums too, where the tram extension to Blackpool North railway station is happening.
Promenade tramway, Blackpool, outside Central Pier.
Blackpool tramway and a Bombardier Flexity 2 tram unit going by.
Old tram coming by in Blackpool.
Blackpool tramway between Central Pier and South Pier, looking north.
Blackpool tramway outside South Pier, looking south.
Old victorian tram passing by in Blackpool.
Old open-top tram passing by in Blackpool.
Talbot Square. New street lighting being installed for the Blackpool tram extension.