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The last few full-front buses with Blackpool just managed to see in the 'eighties. They were all from the 371-380 batch which were the only PD3As in the fleet with this style of bodywork, which didn't sit very well on the St. Helen's front. In January 1980 376, 376DFR, is serving as a shelter at Cabin, which was the end of a section of tramway reduced to single line for winter relaying.
Sister 377 was at the other end of the section in Gynn Square. Basically these buses acted as signal boxes for handling the single line token, as used in railway practice, although I can't recall now whether a physical token was used or it was someone there to give authority to the driver to proceed.
Photo taken by David Beilby, Wednesday 30 January 1980, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Queen's Promenade, Blackpool
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