Monday, May 20, 2024

DUDLEY MAY 2024 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw has been to Dudley to see the work being carried out on the Midland Metro extension to Dudley and beyond.

Site of the Dudley terminus - just temporary until the next extension to Brierley Hill



Trams will leave the hill past Dudley Castle and turn right into Birmingham Street on their way to the bus stn/tram interchange





This is the new tramstop for Tipton being constructed on the formation of the old railway line.


The very light vehicle out on test




Monday, March 11, 2024

EDINBURGH - MARCH 2024 - Frank Bagshaw

 



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Frank Bagsgaw spent a cold day in Edinburgh riding the trams including the extension to Newhaven.
Allover green! Shades of Sheffield in 1952.
 
Newhaven terminus

273 at Ocean terminus

276 in green at Haymarket

 


Thursday, February 22, 2024

MANCHESTR METROLINK AT VICTORIA ON 13 February 2024 - Keith Chadbourne

 

3062 and the broken rail at Victoria (close up)






I went down to Manchester Victoria to see if I could find and photograph this broken rail that is causing problems to the use of the second city crossing. I found it and it looks as though it is part of a crossing casting and part for the first city crossing has been replaced, temporarily, by plain rail. I understand that it is being repaired by the manufacturer and in the meantime East Didsbury to Shaw trams are only gong to Exchange Square from East Didsbury whilst East Didsbury to Rochdale trams are going via Market St.


SHEFFIELD SUPERTRAM ON 19 FEBRUARY 2024 - Frank Bagshaw

 

Tram 120 in its latest guise at Cathedral. Services in Sheffield are currently reduced due to a broken rail at Manor Top.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

SHEFFIELD SUPER TRAM ON 23 OCTOBER 2023 Frank Bagshaw

Sheffield supertram 112 at Cathedral    

Sheffield supertram 120 has lost it's former Sheffield Corporation livery in exchange for a Pride livery.

 

Monday, October 16, 2023

CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE ON SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER - Keith Chadbourne

 Leeds 180, Blackpool 40 and 630 were the service cars. 298 is in the workshop with work having started on its rebuild. It is not in the best place to take pictures but I attach the best I could manage.

 


 

Sunday, October 08, 2023

WEST MIDLANDS METRO 7 OCTOBER 2023 Frank Bagshaw

Tram 44 passes Wolverhampton Statiion

Tram 46 running on battery power by the scissors crossover by the Library tram stop




 

Tram 44 running on battery power crosses the inner ring road on the approach to Wolverhampton station.



Saturday, October 07, 2023

SCANDINAVIAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 2023 -UTRECHT

UTRECHT 

6022 on way to

Emerging into the light from the undeerground station

Map and route plan between the P&Rs

Plain and very clean interior

6063 at Westraven P&R towards the HBF


SCANDINAVIAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 2023 - SCHONBERGER STRAND

 SCHONBERGER STRAND

A call was made at the Museum en route to Utrecht and the ferry.  I thinkost agreed that 3 hours there was too long!

Trams on view. Apparently the Museum is run by volunteers with no paid staff and restoration work takes time as it can only be done as and when monies are enough to do the job.

Tram and trailer in front of the station building

Trailer 93

Line up in front of the depot - people and trams


SCANDINAVIAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 2023 - bremen and museum

BREMEN AND MUSEUM

In the depot yard with the Museum in the background

One of themembers of the Museum saw the body of the horse car on someone's premises and asked if he could have/buy it.  It was 2 years before the owner agreed to let it go.  It has had a full restoration at the Museum which took several painstaking years and is now immaculate.

Bremen service tram at a terminus full of poles

The front of the horse car, with another just in view

 

SCANDINAVIAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 2023 SKJOLDENAESHOLM MUSEUM

 SKJOLDENAESHOLM MUSEUM

A good visit to the very friendly and halpful Museum, where we were greeted with a Smorgasbord lunch with tramway beer and Danish pastries for tea.  They were running up to 15 trams, including the horse drawn one.




Horse tram 51

Ditto - very patient horse!

Tatra and PCC

This looked like a scene from the old days with the orange clad mechanic in view

Collection at the tram stop

890 recently returned from Alexandria

Workshop view

50 being spruced up

Lots of stores and spares, all neatly labelled

203 from Oslo

No 50 on way to terminus

Interior and ceiling of 50


SCANDIUNAVIAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 2023 - ODENSE

 ODENSE

Rounding the curve before the HB

Rounding the curve from the HB

At Tarup terminus

Showing  the badly designed ramp instead of a step, quite slippery