Tuesday, April 23, 2019

BOB HALL FUNERAL DETAILS CONFIRMED

THE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY 7 MAY AT 0900 AT THE TRAMWAY MUSEUM,. CRICH. FOR THE SERVICE AND WAKE.

MANCHESTER METROLINK 20 AUGUST 2019 - Frank Bagshaw

On Saturday 20th April due to engineering work; Metrolink trams on the route to Rochdale were shortworking only as far as Exchange Square . Tram 3017 reverses over the Exchange Square crossover to return to East Didsbury.  

Metrolink 3086 on Eccles New Road - Saturday April 20th. 
 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

BOB HALL ANNOUNCEMENT

I am sorry to announce that Bob Hall (Robert Cubin Hall) former employee of the Tramway Museum in Crich  and authority on overhead lines, has died.  He died after a long illness in Derby Royal Hospital on Tuesday 16 April at 0845.

Bob had been in and out of hospital over the past 18 months, during which time his wife Janet died in May 2018.

The funeral will be at the Tramway Museum, Crich at 0900, probably on 7 May, but the date has yet to be confirmed.  I will post a notice when it is.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

BEAMISH MUSEUM FRIDAY 12 APRILl 2019

A really busy first day of the Beamish Steam Fair.
The other Sheffield 264 in the depot awaiting its new motors being fitted. A much happier story that its counterpart at Crich.

South Shields 196 looking good at the depot

765 at the entrance stop with the charabanc

40 loading at the bank stop

Fire Engine approaching 40 at the Bank stop

114 doing sterling service outside the pub


EDINBURGH THURSDAY 11 APRIL 2019

A flying visit to Edinburgh saw a beautiful sunny afternoon.










Approaching St Andrews Square stop

St Andrews

Ingliston PandR stop

From Airport en route to Ingliston

Leavinging Ingliston en route to City

On the curve into Inglliston

Ingliston

Rounding the corner towards St Andrews stop

St Andrews Square

Scott Memorial

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY On 23 MARCH - Martin Miller

There is a tram briefly in the video!

 
A little more tram!

 

STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY ON 23 MARCH.- Frank Bagshaw


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Martin Miller and I along with two other TMS members went to Statfold Barn on Saturday, here is Burton & Ashby 14, in operation. This tram was built by Brush in 1906 for the B.&A. It operated for 21 years until 1927. It survived in the care of a model railway club until the 1970’s when it was selected for restoration and export to Detroit, USA to operate on a tourist line. When that closed in 2003, No.14 spent 11 years in store until put up for auction in 2014. It was successfully bid for by the owner of Statfold Barn and has been restored including the fitting of a battery package.

Friday, March 22, 2019

EDINBURGH TRAMS SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2019 - Martin Miller (PHOTOS ADDED)

 Martin achieved an ambition to visit and ride Edinburgh trams on Sunday 17th March and start the saga with a look at the Airport terminus. I like the use of part of the original mock up tram as a pleasant waiting room.

Edinburgh Trams at the Airport


Edinburgh Trams at Edinburgh Gateway 

Edinburgh Trams at Edinburgh Park Station 

Next stop Leith 
Edinburgh Trams at York Place 

Edinburgh Trams at Haymarket 

You can hear the lone piper!

Edinburgh Trams at Princes Street 

Rather fine leather seat fitted to the trams

The former mock up tram makes a good waiting room

Edinburgh Airport

A shot from Edinburgh Gateway with the junction for Golgar Depot

York Place

Next stop Leith
 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

ROTHERHAM MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2019 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw was in Rotherham yesterday and finding there was a 40 delay until the next Tram Train back to Sheffield, he took the next Northern Rail service to Sheffield then caught a tram to cathedral and arrived 10 minutes before the delayed TT was due to leave Rotherham. Photo of 399 203 at Rotherhan station bound for Parkgate. 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

BIRMINGHAM PROGRESS ON 20 FEBRUARY 2019 - Martin Miller

I had a trip to Birmingham today anticipating more progress with the modest extension to Victoria Square but it does seem to be a long job! 









Tuesday, February 12, 2019

BLACKPOOL ON 10 FEBRUARY 2019 - Frank Bagshaw

After the Flexity; along  came a couple of Balloons on driver training.

New trackwork being installed at the Talbot Road extension onto the promenade.

Look what Frank found running on the promenade: Box 40. This tram is leaving Blackpool this year for a stint at Beamish before it returns to Crich for the 60th anniversary celebrations.

The Talbot Road extension will terminate by North Station, here the new tracks seem to go into the Wilko store which will be demolished to accommodate the crossover and terminus.


MOVING ON

Hello Blogistas and Happy New Year

Sorry for lack of news recently but as you will see from the title I am moving away from Ripley to Poole.

If anyone wishes to live near to Crich, my bungalow in Ripley is for sale and would make the perfect base, Crich only 5 miles from where I live.  It is for sale with Smartmove and on the Rightmove website too.

Any enquiries to Smartmove on 01773570055. Price negotiable and no chain.

Below see pictures and floorplan. (there is also a porch o the side of the kitchen door.