Thursday, September 14, 2017

VENICE SEPTEMBER 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw is in Venice and sent this photo of one the translohrs rubber tyred vehicles (known locally as trams) arriving at the  Venice terminus having crossed the causeway from Mestre. These vehicles have normal tramway overhead with a centre guided rail in the roadway.

Arriving at the  Venice terminus having crossed the causeway from Mestre

The usual way to travel around in Venice is by vapouretto, here a vessel on route 2 approaches Piazzale Roma (for the bus/tram station) having recently left Ferrovia (railway station).

Thursday, September 07, 2017

CRICH ON 6 SEPTEMBER 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

View inside the Crich workshop on September 6th. Work continues with the reconstruction of LCC 1. Sheffield 74 receiving final painting. Oporto 273 receiving maintenance.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

CRICH ON 31 AUGUST 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw spent another enjoyable day at Crich, this time conducting on Leeds 345. Rain during the day meant it had to be mopped out at the end of service.

An up to date view of work on LCC 1, controllers are now in place at both ends.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MANCHESTER ON 29 AUGUST 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw and Duncan McEwen spent the day in Manchester riding some Metrolink routes.
No, not a model tramway but a view of Deansgate/Castlefield stop from "Cloud23" (Cocktail bar) of the Hilton in the Beetham Tower. This is a wonderful place to have a drink and watch the trams and trains go by.


Here is tram 3080 passing the former Weaste tram depot of Salford Corporation tramways with some of the original track in the foreground.


Tram 3042 leaves Crumpsall Metrolink stop (Bury line) where a third platform is being added to create a terminus for trams from the new Trafford Park line - also under construction.

Tram 3057 Bury bound at Victoria

Tram 3112 passes the post box that survived the IRA bomb in Corporation Street

Monday, August 28, 2017

NOTTINGHAM BANK HOLIDAY TRACK WORK ON 27 AUGUST 2017 - Martin Miller

Had a look at the first day of trackwork replacement to the south of The Forest stop and the turn back of trams there:-




CRICH ON 26 AUGUST 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Latest arrival at Crich is Bournemouth 85, a 3'6" gauge tram

Frank  Bagshaw spent another day conducting at Crich yesterday, this time on Chesterfield 7.

SEATON ON 17/18 AUGUST 2017 - Keith Chadbourne

 Some pictures taken on the section that is going to change when the new terminus at Seaton is built and at Riverside which is being paved ready for use as a temporary terminus.. The pictures were taken with permission and wearing a High Vis vest.

Approaching Windy Corner

Approching Windy corner

9 at Riverside

Approaching Poppy Corner

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CRICH 21 AUGUST 2017 - Frank Bagshaw



Frank Bagshaw has spent another enjoyable day conducting at Crich with driver David Bell. Tram today was Leeds 399, seen here at Bandstand.

The other tram in service today was Blackpool 236, seen here driven by Scott Rhodes
 

Monday, August 14, 2017

MANCHESTER METROLINK AND MORECAMBE 14 AUGUST 2017

A quick visit to \moecambe and return via Manchester.

A visit to Bruccianis coffee shop produced this old photo of a Morecambe tram om the prom

Rochdale bound tram near Victoria station

Bury tram emerging from Balloon Street near Victoria station

BLACKPOOL TRILOGY AUGUST 2017 - Martin Miller

Martin visited Blackpool for the first time after modernisation of the tramway. We start at Fleetwood: Lovely old tram shelter at the terminus 

Fleetwood Ferry


At the Tower



Had pleasant ride on 715 as one of the two trams on heritage services
Uncle Tom's Cabin
   

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

NOTTINGHAM NET HUCKNALL TRAM TERMINUS ON 29 JULY 2017 - Martin Miller

Martin spent some time at Hucknall Tram Terminus and has sent this video.

Hucknall Tram Terminus - Nottingham Express Transit

Hucknall Tram Terminus with tram William Booth ready to go to Toton Lane

CRICH ON 6 AUGUST 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw reports another enjoyable day conducting at Crich. This time he worked on Liverpool 869 with driver Paul Hobson

Liverpool 869 at a leafy Glory Mine terminus

Thursday, August 03, 2017

ISLE OF MAN HERITAGE EVENT 26-31 JULY 2017 - GROUDLE GLEN

A very pleasant walk through the Glen to the Railway to Lion Rocks.

Battery powered Polar Bear waiting outside the depot/workshop

Station at Lhen Coan

Sea Lion arriving at Groudle Glen terminus

Sea Lion and Annie passing and staff exchange

Annie at Lion Rocks Terminus

ISLE OF MAN HERITAGE EVENT 26-31 JULY 2017 - SNAEFELL

A windy, but almost clear day on the mountain.

 5 departing the top
1 departing the top

6 arriving at the top with 1 maneuvering.  They were both carrying  coach tour passengers

1 at the terminus

6 parked with 1 in front ready to depart

ISLE OF MAN HERITAGE EVENT 26-31 JULY 2017 - HORSE TRAMWAY

A view inside Strathallan depot

Double decker 18 saw frequent service either with one or two horse traction

18 going towards Sea Terminal

44 at Switzerland Road stop

Cars on display at Strathallan depot

Robert and handler

Kewin trots into the terminus at Derby Castle

ISLE OF MAN HERITAGE EVENT 26-31 JULY 2017 -MER

Lots of activity on the MER with an enhanced timetable on Sunday 31 July.
The stop at Ramsey has been moved to across the road rfeady for the redevelopment which will include the bus station.

33 with trailer at Laxey en route to Douglas

5, 16 and trailer parked at Ramsey

32 in the siding at Laxey on a special

22 at Ramsey

22 and trailer 44 heazd to the new stop at Ramsey


22 and 9 at Ramsey