Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal wedding tram

Despite speculation on the internet about Edinburgh 35 and Princes Street and London 1622 and Westminster, the Royal tram was Chesterfield 7.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sheffield Diversions (4)

Cathedral to Castle Square
Trams from Hillsborough were crossing over at the Cathedral and then running wrong line to Castle Square.


After each tram had passed, the points were reset for its return.


Castle Square temporary terminus.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sheffield diversions (3)

City to Granville Road
Trams from Halfway were terminating at the back of the station.

I travelled from Castle Square on this bus with a rather bored driver.

Inbound tram passengers were being directed by the lady in yellow who told me I wasn't allowed to take photographs.

It was quite a long walk from the bus to the tram so I followed the progress of the pink umbrella...

...round the corner and up the hill...

...across the tracks...

...and along the path to the platform.

Thanks for the comments Geoff. There is no real reason for adding my name to the pictures so I will stop doing it. With regard to street photography I simply said that it was not against the law to take photographs on a public road and kept walking.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sheffield diversions (2)

Depot to city.

Customers and staff at the Nunnery Square temporary stop. Note the portable steps complete with handrail on the left of the picture.

A staff member waiting to change the points between the depot connecting track and the mainline.

An outbound tram with the pointsman in the background.

Only one set of doors were opened by the conductor at the temporary stop and customers were shown how to use the temporary steps.

Cricket Inn Road terminus with a tram and a waiting bus.

Boarding the replacement bus which then took a scenic tour of the city centre...

...before arriving on Arundel Gate just across the road from Castle Square tram stop.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday

When I was younger, I always used to enjoy being a tram conductor on busy bank holiday weekends and was pleased to see two of today's young members doing the same. What will the museum be like in another 40 years? Will it exist in its present form?

The tunnel into the library has been discovered by the enemy and filled in, rather inexpertly.


This is the former Silver Service number 4, an AEC Regal of the 1940s. Am I right in thinking that this was once owned by Bill Gardener? Remember him?
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sheffield diversions (1)

The track on the triangular junction that forms the hub of the Sheffield tramway is being relaid over Easter weekend resulting in a diversion through the depot and replacement buses in the city centre. Click link for details.
Trams from Meadowhall towards the city are diverting through the depot yard....



....including a trip trough the washer.

On leaving the depot, the trams run wrong line to Cricket Inn Road.



Trams towards Meadowhall stop at the usual platform at Nunnery Square.


To be continued......

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Weather

The tram service in Sheffield was disrupted today by planned track work and then an unplanned hail storm.
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Wrong tramway

Market Street Nottingham yesterday.
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Stone workshop (7)

These pictures were taken Wednesday morning.