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


CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE 102 LAUNCH DAY - 20 SEPTEMB ER 2021

 We travelled up to Crich for the 102 launch event, whic h turned out to be a bit of a damp squib, although we did meet up with some long lost friends.

 

Blackpool 298 - remains of dismantled bodywork sitting on the original underframe

Line up outside the depot with 102 on show

Oporto 9 with its paintwork still fresh after 50 years

Bournmouth 85 destination boards - this route still served by our local bus route M2

Bournemouth 85

Sheffield 264 still languising in a corner of the Exhibition Hall

Leeds 399 on service passing under the Bowes Lyon Bridge


 

 

Monday, October 18, 2021

LISBON AND PORTO SEPTEMBER/OCTOBERpRACA 2021

 We fially managed to go on our annual visit to Portugal at then end of September at the fourth attempt!


Massarelos

Massarelos

Passeio Alegre

Infante

Infante



Almost at Passeio Alegre terminus

Leaving Infante

Infante

Infante - not many tourists

Massarelos

Rua 31st January

Praca Liberdade (Cardosos)

Rua
Rua 31st January


Porto Dom Luis Bridge


Martim Moniz

Martim Moniz

Ajuda Terminus

Sunday, September 19, 2021

CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE TRAM DAY ON SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2021 - Frank Bagshaw

 SATURDAY WAS TRAM DAY AT CRICH, Frank Bagshaw was busy conducting all day but here are a couple of views: a line up of trams and Blackpool 298 stripped of paneling out on display.

 



 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

HULL 132 IN HULL TRANSPORT MUSEUM - Frank Bagshaw-

On a recent visit to Hull, Frank visited the Transport Museum.


 

Thursday, September 09, 2021

CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE ON 30 AUGUST 2021 - Keith Chadbourne

 

Cabman's Shelter at Wakebridge

Met 331 at Glory Mine