Thursday, May 11, 2017

PORTO DESFILE 6 MAY 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

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY MAY 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw has recently visited Northern Ireland and found the last remaining tram track from the Belfast City Tramways.
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Frank rode the Giant's Causeway and Bushmills railway in Northern Ireland - currently diesel propelled/hauled in a fixed formation on 3' gauge track. It runs for 2 miles from the Giant's Causeway to Bushmills along the bed of the former Giant's Causeway tramway. Bushmills is famous for is whiskey distilling - the oldest licenced distillery dating from 1608.  Seen here is the "tram" and it's diesel locomotive modelled on the design of the former tramway vehicles - although they were open sided..

Anybody know (without looking it up) what gauge this Belfast City track was laid to?