Monday, August 03, 2020

CRICH TRAMWAY ON SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2020 - Frank Bagshaw

LT 1622 is expected to be out of the workshop this year. Newcastle 102 requires the trucks and motors reassembling and putting back under the body, should be complete by the end of the year. LCC 1 should be completed next year.


Frank Bagshaw

AttachmentsSun, Aug 2, 11:15 PM (16 hours ago)

to Kath
Glasgow 22 in service Sunday. Passengers book a timed ride at Admissions, 
need to wear a face covering on the tram as does the conductor.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

MANCHESTER METROLINK IN JULY 2020 - Keith Chadbourne

3087 approaching Barton Dock Road

3087 passing the Holiday Inn Barton Dock Road

3089 Dippy on Village Way

3106 about to leave Barton Dock Road

LISBON ON SUNDAY 19 JULY 2020 - Louis Vieira

Photos taken at Chiado and Estrela.






Monday, June 08, 2020

PORTO COVID 19 RUNNING STARTED 6 JUNE - Pedro Milheiro

Yesterday, Saturday the 6th, Porto trams run again, for the first time since last March.

There are new rules, don’t accept cash anymore, only electronic cards and have a kind of barrier
But we are back!!!

Please have a look at the photos.






Please have a look at the photos.  

And by the way, line 22 is going to be suspended, due to the construction of the new metro line from S.Bento to Casa da Musica; the construction of a new underground station in S Bento will last about two years, and part of the workshops will use the surface channel of L22.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

SHEFFIELD AND NET UPDATES APRIL 2020 - Frank Bagshaw

 Serious plans from NET with very firm ambitions to extend their network from Toton Lane to Long Eaton via the planned HS2 station, Clifton South into the new estate being built towards the power stations and a third new line to Colwick via Daleside Road.
Also Sheffield has a wonderful plan to move the tramway from behind the railway station and re-route it in front of the station - new stop for Hallam University and Rly stn, past the bus station to a new triangular junction in Fitzalan Sq. - where pavements etc have been recently re-modelled. They want to extend the inner ring road where the tram currently goes.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

MANCHESTER METROLINK 19 MARCH 2020 - Keith had

Reversing 1023 up Warwick Road S

Reversing 1023 up Warwick Road S

Reversing 1023 up Warwick Road

Turning 1023 onto Kings Road

Heading along Kings Road towards Seymour Grove

Sunday, February 23, 2020

CRICH WORKSHOP UPDATE ON FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2020 - Frank Bagshaw

Restoration continues with Newcastle 102 and LCC 1.

LT 1622 continues to receive attention following its body lift. It is now back on it’s trucks. Liverpool 869 is being commissioned for service in the new season.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

SHEFFIELD ON SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2020 - Frank Bagshaw

The Tram Train service to Rotherham is now running with 3 x TTs an hour.
 

Here is 399 207 working a normal service from Halfway to Malin Bridge.
 
 
 
 
 
Tram 119 passes the triangle working from Middlewood to Meadowhall

Sunday, December 22, 2019

SYDNEY 14 DECEMBER 2019 - Owen Brison

The new City and South East tram line opened for public service on Sat 14 Dec. The trams run in coupled pairs. They have pantographs but, in addition, pick up from a third rail from the Town Hall stop down to Circular Quay. The third rail is only meant to be alive when a car is over it.  
Attached are some pics from the first morning:
1074: 3 (double) trams at the Circular Quay terminus. 
1154: a northbound tram in George St. near the Queen Victoria Building on the third rail section. The QVB used to be a market but these days is a shopping centre. 
1181: a northbound tram in George St. approaching Town Hall where it will lower pantos and start on the third rail section. 




CHRISTMAS TRAMS IN LISBON 2019 - LUIS vIEIRA















Tuesday, December 17, 2019

LISBON CHRISTMAS - Luis Vieira

I would like to wish all my blog readers a Happy Chrismas and Good 2020 with the usual Lisbon Christmas cars.















WEST MIDLANDS METRO UPDATE - Frank Bagshaw

West Midlands Metro tram 17 enters the Library terminus operating in service on battery power before returning to Wolverhampton. Frank Bagshaw rode on this service on December 16th.

BUDAPEST, BRATISLAVA AND VIENNA DECEMBER 2019

Bratislava with it's beautiful selection of Baroque buildings was rather cold and wet with evidence of snow fall.


BUDAPEST, BRATISLAVA AND VIENNA DECEMBER 2019

Vienna was a fine, cold day and after the morning walking the centre with our guide we managed to get around on our own and visit the Remise Tram Museum.


Type ULF - unique to Vienna

Xmas old timer

Complete with Xmas tree

Snow globe poster in the street

REMISE MUSEUM - horse tram and steam engine


Horse tram trailer

4225 gone home? no its 4208

244 early electric car

Poster of Vienna Doub le decker which ran from 1913 to 1930

Rail profile display


Service fleet