Thursday, June 23, 2022
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
|Cleaning the Tardis|
|Extra help at the Museum|
|Removing a pole|
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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
| 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.
|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
Friday, April 22, 2022
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
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
Frank Bagshaw and Martin Miller recently visited Nottingham. Here are some views of NET trams in Beeston and Clifton.
|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.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
|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
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 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|