Friday, March 31, 2006

Leeds 345 - Preview


When I arrived at Crich this morning I was delighted to see that Leeds 345 had been brought out for a photographer - seen lying on the ground on the upper pic. The second pic shows Peter Malone at the controls. The third shows the other side of the tram and the fourth the end of the line at Town End.

For pictures of the official 'launch' of 345 on Saturday 1st April click here.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Shops


There are two shops at the National Tramway Museum. The upper pic shows 'Barnett's Sweet Shop' which was purpose built for the Museum, initially serving as a book shop and then as a general souvenir shop. The lower pic shows 'Scothern & Williamson' which was the blacksmith's shop for the mineral railway before becoming a book and souvenir shop for the Museum. Posted by Picasa
For older pictures of the two shops click here.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Stone Workshop


The Stone Workshop is one of the few original buildings at the National Tramway Museum - most of the others were built or re-built since 1960. This picture was taken on 22nd March 2006.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Bogies for London United 159


A pair of ex Lisbon (Portugal) maximum trucks are being converted from narrow 900 mm guage to standard 1435 mm guage. The upper picture shows the beginnings of the standard guage version whilst the lower picture shows the original 900 mm guage. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006

1927 Potteries Electric Traction time table - one of many in the Museum's archive.

The Potteries Electric Traction Co Ltd replaced its fleet of 115 single deck trams in 1926-28. The bus on the left is a Standard SOS built in 1923-26 by fellow BET subsidiary Midland Red. Posted by Picasa