Friday, 19 April 2013

The End of the Line

The truncated end of the Foxhall line, with the trench visible where the track across the promenade has been lifted
127 years of Blackpool tramway history ended today, when the rails across the promenade at Foxhall Square were finally lifted and filled in with tarmac. The Foxhall line was originally laid to serve the then new Blundell Street Depot, which opened in September 1885 to house the original conduit trams that ran on the tramway. With the overhead for the line being disconnected on Monday, the lifting of the rails now seals the fate of this once historic section of tram line.

Laying new tarmac to fill in the gap where the Foxhall line used to cross the promenade into Princess Street



Rolling the newly laid tarmac that has filled the space in the roadway where the Foxhall line used to cross the prom



A view showing where the rails were disconnected from the new southbound point at Foxhall Square



Three days ago the track across the promenade at Foxhall Square was still intact, as seen on April 16th 

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