Friday, November 25, 2016

HONG KONG FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2016 - Frank Bagshaw

At the Shau Kei Wan turning circle tram 137 with the current rebuilt bodywork

Tram 108 negotiates track work, noted these jobs take a few days then the concrete is replaced.

Millennium car 169 passes through Central

Thursday, November 24, 2016

HONG KONG STAR FERRY 24 NOVEMBER 2016 - Frank Bagshaw

All transport enthusiasts visiting Hong Kong have to take the Star Ferry to Kowloon upon which all the wooden seats are reversible, just like on a First generation UK tram.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

HONG KONG 22 NOVEMBER 2016 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw in Hong Kong: four double deckers together during rush hour. It's rush hour all the time over here!

 

Monday, November 21, 2016

HONG KONG 19 NOVEMBER 2016 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw is in Hong Kong. He reports the "ding ding" trams are as busy and frequent as ever and notices people still stand upstairs at times.
Here is tram 61 not yet rebodied, travelling through Central.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

MILAN 7 AND 8 NOVEMBER - IN THE SUN

At Piazza Castelli

Route 1 departing on the curve at Piazza Castelli

Passing the gate at Porta Ticinese

Porta Ticinese

Passing the Porta Tuicinese gateate

same place

Looks like the Martians are landing at PortaTicinese

Porta Ticinese

Portaa Ticinese

Passing the Roman columns on single track on Corsa Porta di Ticinese

Entering the double track past the columns

My favourite all over livery

713 sabbiera car at Cimiteiro Maggiore loop

713 In the setting sun at Cimiteiro Maggiore loop

Outside Ferrovaria Nord

Route 5 outside Centrale on Piazza Duca d'Aosta

704 passing through Centrale

MILAN 5 AND 6 NOVEMBER 2016 IN THE RAIN

Peter Witt in the rain

One of the Dining trams on its circuit neat Duomo

Route 9 outside Centrale Station on Piazza IV di'Novembre

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

SHEFFIELD TRAM TRAINS DELIVERED - Frank Bagshaw

New tram trains at Nunnery depot Sheffield.

Tram trains in Nunnery depot yard

CROYDON TRAMLINK SAD DAY 9 NOVEMBER 2016

I was in Croydon overnight and realised whilst eating my breakfast that I had not seen a tram pass the window. When I started to walk towards East Croydon station I found trams at a standstill along the track in front of the station and staff telling passengers there were no trams running along there and how to reach their destination.  I asked if there was a connection to the many sirens I had  heard just before 0700 and was told there was a serious derailment, but no more info could be given.  What a shock to find out the true extent of the 'problem'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37919658


The first sight of the problem

Outside East Croydon Station

Outside the station further along - as can be seen the power is off in this section

A tram at the far side of the station and staff being deployed along the line

Thursday, November 03, 2016

MIDLAND METRO 2 NOVEMBER 2016- Martin Miller

Whilst on a railway mission I nipped outside at Birmingham New Street for a cigarette break and it is great to see the trams are now part of the scenery.
 
 

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

EAST GERMANY TOUR - 6 OCTOBER 2016 - ROTTERDAM HILLEGERSBERG

On our last day we drove to Rotterdam Hillegersberg Museum and were given a 2.5 hour tram tour of the city prior to our departure for the Hoek van Holland - Harwich ferry that evening - nicely concluding a very good  tour








Photo stop en route round the city

EAST GERMANY TOUR - 5 OCTOBER 2016 - KASSEL

Route 1 at Wilhelmshohe tram station near the ICE bahnhof

Route 7 approaching the tram station

In the centre of town

Tram train running on electricity through town to Hollandische strasse

Tram train on route 4 passing through town

Route 4 to Helsa

EAST GERMANY TOUR - 5 OCTOBER 2016 - GOTHA/THURINGERWALDBAHN

On arrival at Gotha we had a depot and workshop visit

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Side of the tram showig the route to Waltershausen and Tabarz

The junction in the3 centre of town

Route 4

Haltestelle sign

Route 2 to Hauptbahnhof

At Waltershausen bahnhof terminus in the rain again