Wednesday, October 31, 2007


This is a horse tram timetable for February 1875.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Museum Closed

What a difference a week makes! Last week three trams were running fully laden. This week the Museum is closed on weekdays.
1. The Outside Works team with diesel engine GMJ.
2. Berlin 3006 enjoying a well earned rest in the workshop.
3. Five o'clock and it is going dark. (I think there must be some specks of dust on the camera lens.)

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Today was a beautiful sunny Autumn day and it is also school half term week so three trams were needed cater for the visitors. Despite the comments on my Leeds post, I still think we should offer as wide a variety of trams as possible.
1. Workshop staff enjoying a tea break in the sunshine.
2. Blackpool & Fleetwood 2.
3. Sheffield 74.
4. Glasgow 22.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007


1. Looking south.
2. Looking north from the view point at the top of the steps.
3. Leeds 180 entering Wakebridge from the north.
4. Wakebridge in August 1977.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Sheffield & Paisley

1 & 2. Sheffield 510 has been moved into the workshop - seen from the entrance door and the viewing gallery.
3. Fifty years or so in Paisley with Paisley tram 68 and Western SMT bus (Western operated many bus services in and around Paisley).

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Lunch Time

All these pictures were taken between 12:30 and 1:30 today.
1. Today's trams were MET 331 and Leeds 399.
2. Cardiff 131's underframe.
3. Jan posting a letter.
4. Evacuee children boarding 399.

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Friday, October 05, 2007


This is a York Corporation Tramways & Motors duty board. It is for Saturdays with the car leaving the depot at 7:45 am and returning just after mid-night at 12:10 am. The question is how old is it? A clue is that the manager's name has been changed from J A Bromley to R S Asher.
I intend to leave it in the Library next Tuesday and hope that one day it will be on display in a small exhibits section.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Leeds 399 and Leeds 180 - Boring!
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Journal, 131 and 14

1. Copies of the October 2007 Journal waiting to be taken to Crich post office. I hope they are delivered before the threatened postal strike.
2. Cardiff 131's roof has been stripped down to the bare wooden framework.
3. Advantage was taken of the tramcar movements on Enthusiast's Day to remove the junk from inside Grimsby & Immingham 14.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Enthusiast's Day

I was delighted to receive this picture from Gareth Prior showing LCC 106, Leeds 180 and Sheffield 264. I worked on 264 for many years and would love to see it in service again.
A full set is available on Gareth's site at
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