Sunday, September 15, 2019

WEST MIDLANDS METRO EXTENSION UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2019 - Frank Bagshaw

Constructing the Centenary Square tram stop. This is due for completion by the end of the year.

Track laid on the approach to Centenary Square

Battery fitted tram 37 in the new blue livery calls at West Bromwich

Tram 18 on driver training passes over the pointwork that will take the new route to Wolverhampton railway station
Have West Midlands Metro got this bit wrong at the back of the town hall?  The track seems to be only 3’6” gauge!

This is as far as the new track goes until rebuilding work at Wolverhampton train station is complete

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

BASQUE TRAMWAYS SEPTEMBER 2019 - Frank Bagshaw


On a recent visit to the Pyrenees, Frank found himself viewing metre gauge trams operated by Euskotren Tranbia running in two cities - Bilbao (one route) and Vitoria (two routes). 
Advertising tram inVitoria. Note the scissors crossover

A five section CAF built tram in Vitoria

A Three section tram in Bilbao

Thursday, September 05, 2019

GLASGOW LAST TRAM NOSTALGIA - Martin Miller

Martin stumbled across this which shows some brief scenes of 1051 containing Frank Bagshaw and himself amongst the Long Eaton Grammar School Scientific Society who had chartered it for the day. 

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

LUZERN AND INTERLAKEN LAKE STEAMERS W/E 31 AUGUST 2019







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1st c;ass dining room





Awaiting instructions - full steam ahead

LUZERN TROLLEYBUSES ON 2 SEPTEMBER 2019

As most of my readers know, I am no fan of the trolleybus breed, but have to admit the ones in Luzern are about as good as it gets!











BASEL 30 AUGUST 2019

A weekend trip to see the lake steamers in Lucerne and Interlaken started in Basel near the Hbf.







Sunday, August 25, 2019

SEATON TRAMWAY AUGUST 2019 -Keith Chadvbourne

12 approaching Riverside
  I have just come back from a 5 days tram driving at Seaton. Friday 16th was wet all day but the weather improved after that.
9 approaching Riveside

16, 12 and 15 in the  depot

SHEFFIELD SUPERTRAM TRACK REPLCEMENT ON 23 AUGUST 2019 - Frank Bagsaw


Recent track replacement on Holme Lane and towards Middlewood has meant trams on both the blue and yellow routes reversing short at Hillsborough Corner. Tram 117 waits departure from Hillsborough - wrong line prior to setting off for Meadowhall.

Tram train 399 202 leaves the Meadowhall line at Meadowhall South and takes to route to Rotherham Parkgate.

Tram 112 departs for Halfway, using the Hillsborough crossover.
 

MANCHESTER METROLINK ON 21 AUGUST 2019 - Frank Bagshaw

Tram 3013 in Droylsden on an Ashton under Lune to Media City service - August 21st. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SHEFFIELD SUPERTRAM ON 13 AUGUST 2019 - Frank Bagshaw

SHEFFIELD SUPERTRAM - CURRENT ADVERTISING LIVERIES


Tram 116 is sporting a new advert for the American transport company - XPO Logistics.
The tram is seen here at Hollins End.


East Midlands trains - the franchise is changing this month to East Midlands Railway
More than one tram seems to be carrying "Pretty Little Thing adverts"

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

CRICH & SHEFFIELD 510 ON 13 AUGUST 2019 - Frank Bagshaw

Whilst conducting on 510 recently, Frank Bagshaw found TEMPLEBOROUGH on the side destination blinds. The Roberts cars never ran to this destination as it was discontinued before they were built. However 501 did go there on an enthusiasts tour around 1948.

NOTTINGHAM NET TRACKWORKS ON 13 AUGUST 2019 - Martin Miller

Following in the footsteps of Frank Bagshaw, I visited the works at The Forest and the turn backs at Old Market Square sampling the tram replacement bus service in between. The first video is of the Old Market Square and the photos are at The Forest.