ON THIS DAY in 1885, the first practical electric streetcar line in the world opened in Blackpool. It is still operating today. Dr. Boli mentions this fact only as an excuse for presenting the photograph above (by Mark S. Jobling), which not only shows us a beautiful double-decker tram, but also reveals the priceless information that there is a pub in Blackpool named “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

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  1. And it used to have a very interesting sign out front, at least during the 1980s. See the last photograph here: http://www.blackpoolpostcards.co.uk/category/uncle-toms-cabin/

  2. Is there a ninja hiding between those two trams?

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