Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018


On our way to the Summer Palace, we were held up by a tram. Seems it was entering a depot, the pantograph snagged a trolleybus wire - see the bent wire. Good to see the Rolling stock engineer was sorting things!

Our guide told me there is a tramway museum in St Petersburg, she called and found today was an open day, admission free and a tram running! Jumped in a taxi, no time to waste. First thing to see was this historical trolley bus  from 1936 first batch they ever had

The museum is a former tram depot housing many trams, it has tracks going all round the site and a 1930s car plus trailer were in operation. We had a ride, noticing most of the “Crich”rules were broken. Kids rode with the driver, standing in front of the controller. I spoke with some guy in charge who knew about “Creech”.

Controller of a 1930's tram

Lovely to ride in this 1930’s tram

Yet to be identified

This is a replica of the first electric trams built by Brush for St Petersburg.

MER 125 1-8 SEPTEMBER 2019 - Frank Bagshaw

Car 32 at Laxey in the former 'nationalised livery'

Horse tram 45 on the Promenade

Tram 21 also in the former 'nationalised livery' at Laxey

Thursday, August 30, 2018

SEATON AUGUST 2018 - Keith Chadbourne

2 arriving at Cowhayne

2 departing Cowhayne
14 approaching Riverside
10 at Riverside
12 approaching Seaton termnus

8 at Colyton

Sunday, August 26, 2018

CRICH ON 25 AUJGUST 2018 - Frank Bagsha\w

Prague 180 during the shunting exercised on 24 August

 Frank reports an enjoyable day conducting on Leeds 399.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

762 AT CRICH ON 18 AUGUST 2018 - Keith Chadbourrne

It has been decided to advertise that 762 will run on a number of Fridays to encourage people who are attracted to Sponge Bob Squarepants cartoon character to visit Crich on a quieter day to ride on 762. On those Fridays someone who can drive 762 will be rostered. I attach some pictures taken yesterday.