Friday, December 19, 2008

The Journal

A small team of volunteers picked and packed (or stuffed) the January issue of the Journal this morning so you should be receiving yours soon. When I was editor I always used to spot a mistake the first time I saw a printed copy no matter how carefully we had checked it. The same thing happened today. Somehow the last paragraphs of my article, Trams in Siberia, has changed from
This article has been cobbled together from my internet blog. For more details and lots of pictures go to and click on the link for Trams in Siberia.
Ian Longworth has sent an outline of next years proposed trips:
Trams & Trolleys of Sofia (Bulgaria) - 23rd to 27th April 2009. Visiting: Sofia, Pernik, Pazardzhik, and Plovdiv.
Trams & Trolleys of the Crimea & Donbass, Ukraine - 14th or 16th to 28th June or 3rd July 2009. Visiting: Sevastopol, Kerch, Yalta, Simferopol, Yevpatoriya, Molochnoye, Mariupol, Donetsk, Kramatorsk, Druzhkovka, Avdeyevka, Konstantinovka, Yenakievo, Uglegorsk, and Lugansk. Then either Gorlovka, or Krasnodon, Antracit, Stakhanov, Alcevsk, Lisichansk, Severodonetsk, Slavyansk, Dobropolye, Artemovsk, Khartsyzsk, Makeyevka, Donetsk, and Gorlovka.
The Tramways of Iberia - 29th September to 13th October 2009. Visiting: Bordeaux, Vitoria, Madrid, Velez Malaga, Lisbon, Sintra, Coimbra, Porto, La Coruna, and Bilbao.
Contact: Ian Longworth on 01942 815233 or
I think Ian is planning a trip to Ukraine next year. For details contact him or 01942 815233.
I wonder how this happened? I suspect the control freaks on the Board of Management of the Tramway Museum Society.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11/1/09 13:17

    From what I can tell there wasn't enough space to publish all the additional information - something which an ex Editor should be well aware of.

    In the wonderful world of commerce nothing comes for free so why should you be allowed to promote your "unofficial" site for nothing? Admittedly there is a fantastic coverage of the Wakebridge upgrade amongst other things but this could so easily have been added to the official site, with cooperation, rather than the few articles that have appeared.

    Control freaks? Rather slanderous methinks! At least you have deigned to recognise that the Board of Management does exist - remember they were voted in by the membership and have a responsibility to ensure that the Society functions properly.