We have not had much snow here in Chorlton unlike scenes on the TV News of Buxton and stranded cars on the M62 in Greater Manchester. Crich has not opened today because of snow. I went out yesterday looking for Metrolink and snow picture on the Rochdale line. I went as far as Shaw.
Richard's Tram Blog
Richard the chilled out conductor!
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Saturday, November 26, 2022
MANCHESTER METROLINK NOVEMBER 2022 - Keith Chadbourne
Sunday, November 13, 2022
NEWCASTLE 102 AT CRICH IN 1972 - Frank Bagshaw
MANCHESTER METROLINK ROCHDALE ON 25 OCTOBER 2022 - Frank Bagshaw
I went out on the Rochdale line today. Some pictures attached. It has been mostly a lovely sunny day apart from part of the return run when it was fine but cloudy.
Approaching Shaw Leaving Rochdale Terminus Leaving Newbold 25 October at Newbold
Sunday, September 18, 2022
CRICH TRAM DAY ON 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 - Frank Bagshaw
|Newcastle 102 on display|
|Trams on display on the depot yard: Glasgow 1282 and London Transport 1622.|
|Sheffield 74 failed in service at Glory Mine|
Line up of trams known to be operating during the year that the late Queen Elizabeth was born.
Photo taken just prior to one minute silence was held and before more trams came into service.
Friday, September 02, 2022
BIRMINGHAM EXTENSIONS ON 31 AUGUST 2022 - Frank Bagshaw
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE on 29 AUGUST 2022 - Frank Bagshaw
Tuesday, August 02, 2022
ISLE OF MAN 27-31 JULY 2022
|Engine no 4 'Loch' arriving at Port Erin|
|Car no 1 about to depart Laxey for Douglas|
|Snaefell car 5 arriving at Summit. The last journey before the overhead came down at Bungalow.|
|Toastrack 32 towing the postal wagons at Derby Castle|
|Cars 9 and 57 at Ramsey terminus|
|Interior of one of the saloon trailers|
Horse tram 36 towed by Torrin at Villa Marina terminus
|Terminus at Villa Marina showing end of rails|
|Horse tram passing Empress Hotel|
|Horse tram speeding along on last run of the day|
Thursday, June 23, 2022
SHEFFIELD ON 22 JUNE 2022 - Frank Bagshaw
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
CRICH - JUNE 21ST, WORK TO SORT OUT THE OVERHEAD, from Frank Bagshaw.
|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.
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