Thursday, June 23, 2022

SHEFFIELD ON 22 JUNE 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 

Good to see trams running to Halfway again after the line from Beighton had been closed for engineering work.
Tram  122 at Halfway. At the other terminus is  tram 101 at Malin Bridge.
 


 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

CRICH - JUNE 21ST, WORK TO SORT OUT THE OVERHEAD, from Frank Bagshaw.

 

CRICH - JUNE 21ST, WORK TO SORT OUT THE OVERHEAD,  from Frank Bagshaw. 

Contractors Pro Trak arrived to remove poles from the depot fan and sort out other wiring issues we needed help with in the street.
Next job is for the Pro Trak Civils team to prepare the depot fan ground for the NET donated poles and concrete bases to be installed. re-wiring the depot fan should follow next week.    
At the same time another contractor started work on the Metropolitan police box (a listed building), blast cleaning then to be repainted. 

Cleaning the Tardis

Extra help at the Museum

Removing a pole


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

MANCHESTER METROLINK, NET AND HEATON PARK MAY 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 Out and about with Frank. Saturday: a visit to Heaton Park, Manchester. Stockport 5 in service where trainee conductor was Derek Shepherd's daughter.


Blackpool railcoach at Heaton Park


Have Metrolink produced a purple tram for the Platinum Jubilee, no it’s USDAW promoting advert. 

Friday afternoon in Nottingham: NET 228 at Highbury Vale waiting for a Clifton South tram to exit the single track from Phoenix Park.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

SUMMERLEE ON 13 MAY 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 Frank visited Summerlee on May 13th to review progress on Glasgow Coronation 1245.
Here is an external view of it's current status.

     

Along with a representative of the STTS, a visit was made to Summerlee in Coatbridge to review progress of work on Glasgow Coronation 1245. Restoration to enable it to run on the short museum track and give visitors the experience of riding a Glasgow tram.The volunteers working on the tram - who are not tram enthusiasts - just a group of retired guys with engineering skills whose aim is to get the tram operating again with finance from the local Council. 
Lanarkshire 53

BLACKPOOL 7 MAY 2022- Frank Bagshaw and Brent Higham

Flexity 001 on the Promenade
Flexity 006 in Fleetwood
Railcoach 631 returning to depot after being on a Private Hire.
Flexity 012 at Starr Gate
Balloon 717 waiting at Tower to operate a tour.
Bolton 66 at North Pier. Hands up those who remember Alan Ralphs and Derek Shepard who masterminded the restoration of this car! 


Saturday, April 23, 2022

CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE ON 22 APRIL 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 LCC 1 made a surprise outing from the workshop, only a few yards under power and was soon back in again. 


 

Friday, April 22, 2022

SEATON TRAMWAY EASTER 2022 - Keith Chadbourne

  It was a glorious Easter. I spent 4 days down at Seaton over Easter. Here are  a few pictures. Neither of the new stops are open yet whilst Riverside looks ready there is still quite a bit of work needed at the new Wetlands Stop ( Swan’s Nest ). The new timetable has been introduced so we are sort of “Ghost running”. That is we stop at the new stops for 2 minutes whilst we explain what is going to be the position when the stops are open. So it has been a case of forget all the old times and passing places. We now pass at Riverside, Wetlands and Cownhayne. How popular the new stops will be we will have to wait and see and whether 2 minutes will be long enough for the numbers who wish to get off/board. From experience at Crich and Seaton people take longer to get off / board than they used to.

 

14th April Riverside Stopo

16th April no 10 arriving at Seaton

No 8 at the stilll to be finished Wetlands Stop

Driver's view at Wetlands Stop looking towards Seaton

16th April looking towards Riverside and the depot

17th April no 12 at Colyton waiting to depart

17th April no 2 heading off towards Colyton from Riverside stop

 

CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE 20 APRIL 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 The new sub frame for 298, manufactured at Boston Lodge has finally entered the Crich workshop ready for the body to be re-assembled. One of the first jobs will be to fit the pipework.


 

Friday, February 11, 2022

NOTTINGHAM NET ON WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2002 - Frank Bagshaw and Martin Miller

 Frank Bagshaw and Martin Miller recently visited Nottingham. Here are some views of NET trams in Beeston and Clifton.

https://youtu.be/0UgrToFYTK8 

https://youtu.be/yfc58j0LSPI

Incentro tram "Robin Hood" 211 at Clifton Central bound for Phoenix Park

Alstom tram 217 "Carl Froch MBE" at Beeston Bus station bound for Toton Lane



Alstom tram 224 "Vicky McClure" approaches Clifton Central bound for Clifton South


Alstom tram 230 "George Green"  at Nottingham Station heading for Phoenix Park

Incentro 210 "Sir Jesse Boot" leaves Beeston Bus Station for Toton Lane.

Incentro 212 "William Booth" wearing an all over advert for "Carbon Neutral Nottingham 2028" at Beeston Bus Station bound for Hucknall

 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM ON 19 JANUARY 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM.

Frank Bagshaw, Colin Heaton and Ian Musgrove visited the museum primarily to see Bradford 104.


Saturday, December 25, 2021

MANCHESTER METROLINK ON 18 DECEMBER 2021 - Keith Chadbourne

 

3062 Rochdale and 3129 Shaw at East Didsbury

3129 at East Didsbury terminus

3105 leaves East Didsbury

3076 leaves Didsbury Village


3076 approaching Didsbury Village


Friday, December 17, 2021

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND GOOD 2022 TRAVELS

 Hello Blog Readers

I would like to wish you all the best for the Christmas and New Year and beyond.

Sorry there hasn't been much blogging of late, but no-one has escaped to tramwayland.

The best I can do is below.




Wednesday, November 10, 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD

 Today would have been Richard Lomas's 80th Birthday.  RIP

(see picture above)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

SEATON TRAMWAY ON TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2021

 We paid a visit to the tramway, long overdue, and to see our friend Keith Chadbourne, who was a driver on the day. A very enjoyable visit with quite good weather.

10 entering the stub at Colyton

12 and 9 in the Seaton terminus

14 on display at Seaton Terminus

8 arriving into the new terminus at Seaton

9 having seats turned at Colyton

12 on the crossover arriving at Colytoon

Gathering of trams and drivers at Colyton for the final run to Seaton of the day (4 in all). One of their busiest days.

No 11 in the pink at Colyton

Fleet list in Ladies Toilet at Colyton