Saturday, December 30, 2006


These will be my last pictures of 2006. I have chosen the Extravaganza because few pictures were published of this year's event.
1. We used to have a Ford Escort similar to the AA one being passed by LCC 106.
2. What can I say?
3. Colin Heaton working as a waiter at the Red Lion.
4. Finally a picture of me in the Red Lion listening to Keith Terry.
Finally a few thoughts on the year. I was both surprised and delighted to be asked to produce a few more issues of The Journal. It was hard work because printing technology has changed significantly since 1995. However I invested in a new more powerful computer, a large flat screen to able to see a complete double page spread and more surprisingly an instruction book. I have also enjoyed my work cataloguing maps and timetables and hope to complete the initial survey by Easter. My disappointment was that my application to join the driving school was rejected.
For 2007 - I hope to be able to produce a few more Journals, carry on with the timetables and to be accepted by the driving school. Finally I intend to continue with this blog although Google is trying to persuade me to upgrade to the latest version of the software which I am reluctant to do.
Season's greetings to all my readers.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

TMS President

1. President Keith Terry chatting to Barabara Stevenson at the Christmas dinner.
2. Conversations.
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Christmas Dinner

1. Thanks to all those who made it happen - Angela (right and her team). It was a very good meal - we thoroughly enjoyed it.
2-4. Some of the guests.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

December Sunshine & Subscriptions

I went to Crich today to help Keith Chadbourne and Chris Thornburn envelope the January Journals. They will be posted on Monday and so most members should have them before Christmas.
I also paid my membership subscription and now have a nice new pink membership card. Have you paid yours yet?
1. An unusual view of Glasgow 1297 emerging from the side of the workshop.
2-4. Each of the three service cars in the sunshine at Town End.
Leeds 345.
Blackpool 40.
Glasgow 1297.
Tomorrow is the last day of tramway operation at Crich in 2006. School half term in February is your next opportunity for a tram ride.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas Lights

1. Look carefully and you can see Christmas Lights in the leafless trees.
2. This effect came from pressing the 'lucky' buttomn in Picassa.
3. The Exhibition Hall at night.

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Street Fair

1. Today the trams are terminating outside the Red Lion with roundabouts blocking the street at Stephenson Place.
2. Birds of prey outside Depots III and IV.
3. Christmas Market in Depot V.
4. Glasgow 812 at Wakebridge (the other cars in service were Glasgow 22, Blackpool 40 and Leeds 345).

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Christmas Market

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Journal

Today the January 2007 issue of The Journal was passed for press. It is scheduled for delivery to Crich on Friday, 15th December and to be posted out the following week.Posted by Picasa