Sunday, July 16, 2017

GREAT ORME JULY 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw is spending a few days in North Wales. He took a ride on the Great Orme Tramway. Here is car 7 approaching the summit terminus.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CRICH 7 JULY 2017 - Frank Bagtshaw

On Friday I spent an enjoyable day conducting on Blackpool 166. The driver was Ian Bailey. We were pleased to see Gordon and Malcolm Rush ( and Mrs Rush) visiting the museum - long time no see!

Blackpool 166 en route to Town End stop

Glasgow 22 provided a double decker service today.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

DUBLIN LUAS JUNE 2017 - John Henderson

On Saturday 17, June and Sunday, 18 June in Dublin city, the first trams were tested on the new Luas Cross City route.
On the Saturday, the gauge run consisted of using two trams moving at slow speeds (from 5kph up to 10kph) between St. Stephen’s Green, College Green, over to O’Connell Street before testing was completed at Broadstone. On the Sunday, the gauge run continued off-street between Broadstone and Cabra and then through the city centre again.
The footage below shows an overview of the gauge run activity that took place over the two days.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


 Last weekend Frank Bagshaw visited the Heritage trams and Model Tramway show at Rigby Road depot in Blackpool. There were many interesting models and it was a good opportunity to meet up with people with tramway interests.
Heritage tram 680 in service at the Tower.

Heritage Balloon at Rigby Road on the shuttle service to North Pier.

Balloon 715 was used for a shuttle service from North Pier to Rigby Road for the Model Show.

Heritage tram 718, a rebuilt balloon recently repainted, at Bispham

Because of Frank's interest in Hong Kong trams, his favourite model was this one of an HK terminus complete with party tram - the one he celebrated his birthday on last year!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NET CLIFTON ROUTE JUNE 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Whilst driving near Nottingham yesterday, Frank called at Clifton Estate to see trams in service. here is one of the original trams - Incentro 209 in advertising livery having just crossed Fairham Brook and entering Clifton Estate bound for Clifton South.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Two Sheffield trams receiving attention in the workshop at Crich: 510 with an electrical problem and 74 receiving attention to address the winter mould, this car is expected back in traffic around the end of July.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


A Bagshaw/Miller visit to Sheffield yesterday has resulted in a few videos and Frank was in charge of stills!

Sheffield Supertram Fitzalan Square 

Sheffield Supertram Middlewood 

Sheffield Supertram Meadowhall Route 
Another one including tram train 205 on test.

Sheffield Supertram Meadowhall Route 

Sheffield Supertram - Hillsborough 

SHEFFIELD TRAM TRAIN 12 JUNE 2017 - Franki Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw has been out and about this month. Yesterday he was in Sheffield with Martin Miller looking for signs of the new tram-trains on test. Here is 399 205 leaving Middlewood terminus and two trams 120 and 121 at the Fitzalan Square stop.

BIRKENHEAD JUNE 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

A trip to Liverpool and over the Mersey to Birkenhead found Liverpool 245 in service and Birkenhead 20 on a private hire.

EDINBURGH JUNE 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

On his travels this month, Frank was in Edinburgh, see tram 261 leaving York Place with a service to the airport.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

PORTO 18-21 MAY AND 26-28 MAY

Departing Masserelos en route to Carmo

Tram from Infante passing the old church near Massarelos junction

Route 22 just crossed Av. Aliados en route toCarmo

Metro at San Ovidio - for some reason only this platform was in use

Tram 191 on a special

Route 1 towards Infante on the passing loop at Alfandega, car 131 built by Brill in 1909

The Belgian car on the passing loop near Alfandega

Route 1 on way to Infante from Passeio Alegre

An old photo on the wall of a cafe in Praca Liberdade - showing a tram coming down the hill near San Bento station with ox carts in view

Route 22 on way approaching Carmo Terminus passing the Art Deco shop front

Route 22 tram entering the terminus at Carmo passing the churches

LISBON 22-26 MAY 2017

The annual visit to Lisbon and Porto took place between 18 and 28 May.

556 on route 12 in Praca Figueira

582 on route 25 in Praca Figueira

Route 15 entering the termius at Praca Figueira

745 on route around Graca on Hills Tram Tour

The Gloria Elevador more graffitied than ever

745 on the way through Calvario which is having a serous makeover

Calvario - only trams towards Alges and Ajuda stop in the square

550 at Ajuda terminus

542 on the Ajuda route near Boa |Hora with learner driver


During the Bank Holiday the line was closed between Wilkinson Street and The Forest for track work at Wilkinson Street and welding and grinding work near Forest. This resulted in turn backs at The Forest using the centre road. Scenes show this and a special movement through the blockade to permit a tram that had been treated with graffiti to return to the depot.

Nottingham Express Transit Bank Holiday Track Work

Monday, May 29, 2017

MANCHESTER METROLINK 18 MAY 2017 - Martin Miller

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


BORDEAUX IN MAY 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw has visited Bordeaux, -  photos of trams running on grassed reservations.

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