SD3036 : Blackpool Tram

taken 9 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

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Blackpool Tram
Blackpool Tram
Blackpool is a seaside town in Lancashire on the Irish Sea coast, lying some 40 miles (64 km) north-west of Manchester and 30 miles north of Liverpool. With the arrival of the railway in 1846, the Town rose to prominence as a major holiday destination particularly for the textile workers of the Lancashire mill towns. This sudden influx of visitors motivated entrepreneurs to build accommodation and holiday attractions. The growth of visitors continued, eventually seeing Blackpool attain pre-eminence as a holiday destination in the inter-war years. The post-war decline of the Lancashire textile industry and the arrival of cheap air fares and package holidays sent many of Blackpool's traditional visitors to more reliably warm and dry climates abroad. Today, Blackpool's many attractions coupled with its good road communications continue to make it a popular destination, but mainly for day-trippers.

In 1885 Blackpool introduced one of the world's first electric tramways, and its trams continue to provide a popular tourist attraction in addition to their public transport role. The streamlined "Balloon" car shown here is one of a number built by English Electric during 1934 and 1935 to a design commissioned by Walter Luff, the controller of the network.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 October, 2009
Trams   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.0667N 3:3.3914W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 362
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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