Saturday, September 22, 2018

PORTO SEPTEMBER 2018 - Martin Miller

Martin recently visited Porto for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it - apart from the heat.

Videos -
Oporto Trams Line 1 Passeio Alegre to Infante
Oporto Trams Line 18 Massarelos to Carmo
Oporto Trams Line 22 Batalha Carmo Batalha 
Metro do Porto Ponte de Luis 1
Porto Funicular dos Guindais 

Teleferico do Gaia Porto Cable Cars 
Portugal Narrow Gauge Vouga Historical Train 

Batalha Terminus
Pavoa de Varzim Terminus
Pavoa Terminus

The Museum at Massarelos










Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

ST PETERSBURG SEPTEMBER 2018 - Frank Bagshaw

On our way to the Summer Palace, we were held up by a tram. Seems it was entering a depot, the pantograph snagged a trolleybus wire - see the bent wire. Good to see the Rolling stock engineer was sorting things!

Our guide told me there is a tramway museum in St Petersburg, she called and found today was an open day, admission free and a tram running! Jumped in a taxi, no time to waste. First thing to see was this historical trolley bus  from 1936 first batch they ever had

The museum is a former tram depot housing many trams, it has tracks going all round the site and a 1930s car plus trailer were in operation. We had a ride, noticing most of the “Crich”rules were broken. Kids rode with the driver, standing in front of the controller. I spoke with some guy in charge who knew about “Creech”.

Controller of a 1930's tram


Lovely to ride in this 1930’s tram

Yet to be identified

This is a replica of the first electric trams built by Brush for St Petersburg.