A visit to Manchester Metrolink has resulted in several videos from Martin.
Manchester Metrolink Etihad Campus
Manchester Metrolink MediaCityUK Junction
Manchester Metrolink MediaCityUK
Manchester Metrolink Exchange Quay
Manchester Metrolink Pomona
Monday, May 29, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A flying visit to Porto for the annual Desfile event which for some reason was early in May this year.
|Tram 218 setting off back to Carmo from Batalha between the two lovely old shop fronts|
|218 on way to Batalha rounding the corner at the top of the hill|
|Lifeguards on 315|
|104 and 18 passing at Massarelos depot|
|287 at Infante, the first journey since the newly-restored car was relaunched|
|Controller on 274|
|The Coal Car with drum band having a great time|
|247 at Passeio Allegre|
|288 and 22 returning to the depot|
|Sunday 7 May and The Presidential train was in Sao Bento station ready for 1130 departure to the Douro Valley|
|First Class lounge car|
|Beautifully restored carriages|
Monday, May 08, 2017
Frank Bagshaw has recently visited Northern Ireland and found the last remaining tram track from the Belfast City Tramways.
Anybody know (without looking it up) what gauge this Belfast City track was laid to?
Friday, April 21, 2017
Good job Frank's party tram didn't speed!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Frank Bagshaw has been to Sheffield today and found new Tram-Train 399-201 out on driver training. Photos of it in the Meadowhall area.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Martin went to Ilkeston but not at first light!
A few moving pictures for you:-
Monday, April 03, 2017
Sunday saw the opening of the new Ilkeston Railway Station. The first time since the closure in 1964.
|Crowds and dignitaries on the platform. The sign showing the train to be on time - actually 2 minutes late.|
|Northbound platform just as full|
|The 0945 to Nottingham from Leeds - the first train at the new platform. Surprisingly it was a four car train.|
|Arrival in Nottingham Station - not everyone at Ilkeston travelled to Nottingham|
|I had a ride out to Toton Lane|
|Passing the Nottingham Tennis Centre on University Boulevarde|
|Climbing the incline up to Nottingham Railway Station stop|
Saturday, April 01, 2017
|Power car 3 brings a train from Palma into Soller; tram depot on right, train depot on left. Tram 1 shunts the train depot when required.|
|New pantograph castings made by a Barcelona foundry, compared with the originals|
|The original forge still in use if required|
|Needle roller axle bearing for ex-Lisboa MV115 motor|
|Curious little Renault inspection saloon rear|
|How many people do you need to clean train windows?|
|Hispano-Suiza tower wagon, still used on a regular basis rear|
|Hispano-Suiza tower wagon, still used on a regular basis|
|This Renault was in use for many years to transfer personnel along the line, the engine still starts and ticks over|
|New body under construction using an ex-Lisboa underframe|
|Maley and Taunton swing-link truck, ex-Lisboa, as received|
|Power car 3 arriving at Soller. This is the last power car to retain the original rheostatic brtaking equipment|
|Backing onto the train in the yard at Palma. The power car still retains leather settees in first class.|
|Mural on the side wall of a building at Palma station|
More Soller photos
|Conductress on the Soller-|Palma train with custom made cash bag for ticket printer|
|To prove you need eyes in the back of your head if you are duty manager|
|No3 (original 1913 Carde e Escoriaza with trailer leaving the depot at Soller|
|Soller depot with the Tramuntana mountains in the background|
|Tram weaving its way through the coffee tables in Placa Constitucio in Soller|