Friday, October 23, 2020

BLAST FROM THE PAST - c1975 DHMD1 at Clapham Museum - Frank Bagshaw

This photograph recenty surfaced at a reecent STTS slide show evening and prompted great amusement at how time has marched on and people have changed. It does look as though Barbers had a lockdown in this era too! DHMD1 was being prepared for its move to Crich. The posers are l-r, Geoff Peppiatt, Ian Ross, Brian King, Ian Souter, Alan Bertram, ? thought to be an engineer on the Underground and Bob Tebb. It is possible that the photographer was David Packer who also used to attend.

BOURNEMOUTH HORSESHOE COMMON OCTOBER 2020

A quick visit to Bournemouth at the weekend prompted a visit to Horseshoe Common to view the relics of the former tramway.

MANCHESTER METROLINK - INTU TRAFFORD BRANCH - 14 OCTOBER 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SHEFFIELD SUPERTRAM TRACK REPLACEMENT IN SEPTEMBER 2020 - Frank Bagshaw

Tram 125 uses the Donetsk Way crossover to regain the correct track for it's journey to Malin Bridge 

SHEFFIELD SUPERTRAM TRACK REPLACEMENT CONTINUES.
During the current stage Blue route trams are terminating at Donetsk Way before returning to Malin Bridge.
Here tram 125 sets off wrong line for its return journey.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

LISBON 711 AT CROWLE ON 13 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Anthony Watt

 

At Crowle today, I took these photos of the tram. You can see that it’s in fair condition, although I’m sure that there’s much that they’ll want to do to it. I’m not sure how they’ll use it. I doubt if they’ll have overhead wiring, so they may use it as a trailer car behind their Schoma diesel hydraulics. Or they may just have it as a static display item.






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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

WEST MIDLANDS METRO SEPTEMBER 2020 - Mike Bradbury

 The new WM livery on show in Birmingham and with no overhead to spoil the scenery.





Saturday, August 29, 2020

SOUTHAMPTON HERITAGE FLEET MOVE TO NEW HOME ON WED 26 AUGUST 2020

 The move from the dock site to the new building at the Solent Sky Museum should have happened just before lockdown, so has been in the planning for a few months. The move on Wednesday26th took place with fingers crossed for no repeat of the gales earlier in the week.

The first to move was Lisbon 715, the heaviest at 10.5 tons. It was transported and craned successfully but was reluctant to get into its place at the side of the new building, but after calling for a heavy duty winch it was finally in its location.  Next to arrive was the saloon of Southampton 38. built as an open topper in 1902, withdrawn 1948 still as an open topper. Whilst 715 was still being manoeuvered, was parked at the side of the yard to await housing.

The next to arrive with some ease was Southampton double decker no 11 built in 1924 as an open top car no 3, rebuilt with top cover in 1925 and renumbered 11, withdrawn 1948. This was on accommodation trollies. Weighing in at a mere 6 tons this was relatively easy to manoeuver and with only a small amount of persuasion was in its new home by 1600 hours. 


















Sunday, August 09, 2020

NOTTINGHAM EXPRESS TRANSIT 7 AUGUST 2020 - Frank Bagshaw

 Beeston today by tram from Toton Lane. Frank reports ridership is increasing and with so many seats "closed" overcrowding is becoming a problem with passengers unable to maintain the 2M rule at times.

Seating is arranged as in the first two photos.  

3.  Beeston today by tram from Toton Lane. Frank reports ridership is increasing and with so many seats "closed" overcrowding is becoming a problem with passengers unable to maintain the 2M rule at times.
Seating is arranged as in the first two photos.  

4. Citadis tram 221 leaving Toton Lane
 
5.Citadis 220 on Chilwell High Road
 
6. Incentro 212 and Citadis 236 awaiting their next departure from Toton Lane.












Monday, August 03, 2020

CRICH TRAMWAY ON SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2020 - Frank Bagshaw

LT 1622 is expected to be out of the workshop this year. Newcastle 102 requires the trucks and motors reassembling and putting back under the body, should be complete by the end of the year. LCC 1 should be completed next year.


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Glasgow 22 in service Sunday. Passengers book a timed ride at Admissions, 
need to wear a face covering on the tram as does the conductor.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

MANCHESTER METROLINK IN JULY 2020 - Keith Chadbourne

3087 approaching Barton Dock Road

3087 passing the Holiday Inn Barton Dock Road

3089 Dippy on Village Way

3106 about to leave Barton Dock Road