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.





Saturday, December 22, 2018

LISBON ELECTRICOS DE NATAL 22 DECEMBER 2018 - Luis Vieira


This morning, at Praça do Comércio, among funny and very happy young people







Friday, December 21, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

GLASGOW LAST TRAM NOSTALGIA - Martin Miller

A friend and I visited Coplawhill Works on 19th November 1962 to assess 1005 for preservation - that's another story! Coincidentally it turned out that the very last trams to be taken into Coplawhill for splitting into two halves and handed over to the breakers were six Mark 1 Coronations stabled in the former Barrland Street Permanent Way Yard. The Coplawhill men that were undertaking the job kindly indulged us even allowing a short drive each. The ground conditions were dreadful and the access point from Albert Drive into Barrland Street remained firmly set, fortuitously, towards Albert Drive. The workers also agreed to the final car running the length of Albert Drive before entering the works. After that the power was turned off to the overhead and Glasgow's very last car had run. Needless to say I am afraid the quality of the recording and photographs are not the best but I thought it worth conserving this little bit of history before the elements disappeared. Most of Coplawhill Works has remained as a performance venue and it was a strange feeling to have a coffee there over 50 years since the last tram ran.

Glasgow's very last trams - sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbDR0ZBKBJs&feature=youtu.be



Friday, December 14, 2018

LISBON AT CHRISTMAS - Louis Vieira


 I Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
 
Lisbon Christmas trams 2018
CCFL 717 and 735 







 

 
 

Sunday, December 09, 2018

WEST MIDLANDS METRO 5 DECEMBER 2018 - Martin Miller


A couple of pics showing the situation at Pinfold Street on Wednesday 5th December 2018


Monday, December 03, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

WOLVERHAMPTON DEVELOPMENTS NOVEMBER 2018 - Martin Miller

 On Martin's visit on 13 November he thought that the works were at an advanced stage.

https://youtu.be/6o4Ppf4_aIU