Monday, August 31, 2009

Extravaganza - trams

Six trams were in service.

1. Southampton 45 and Blackpool 40.

2. Chesterfield 7 and MET 331.

3. Blackpool rack 2.
4. Paisley 68.
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I went to the Extrav on Sunday. The morning was fine but it started to rain at about 15:30.
1. Former NCT Leyland National sales stand.

2. Cardiff 131 made a couple of appearances for photographers.

3. A model tramway in the Exhibition Hall.

4. Tractors.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

The workshop

1. LUT 159's trolley mast which Ian Ross told me was made in 1995 together with one for Birkenhead.
2. 159's dash panels have been re-fitted.
3. A general view.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

MET 331 and Leeds 180

1 &2. MET 331 was in the workshop for routine servicing including attention to the trolley heads.

3 & 4. Whilst I was swanning round the Isle of Man last weekend, 180's motors were refitted.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A wet Wednesday

1. Berlin 3006 about to enter service.

2. Blackpool 40 returing to the depot.

3. London Transport 1622 loading.

4. Glasgow 812 going backwards?
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Fourty years on

Two of these pictures were taken on Saturday and two in Sept 1967.
I will publish more 'then and now' pictures of the Isle of Man shortly.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Red Wheel (2)

The following trams were displayed on the depot fan: Cardiff 131, Glasgow 812, Sheffield 74, London Transport 1622, Liverpool 869 and the steam tram.
1. Mike Crabtree briefly described each of the trams on display on the depot fan.

2 & 3. Berlin 3006's wheelchair lift was demonstrated to Sir William.

4. The steam tram engine has returned from Manchester.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Red Wheel

Today Sir William McAlpine unvieled a Transport Trust Red Wheel plaque at the Museum. Details of the Red Wheel scheme can be found at

1. Peter Stone founder of the Red Wheel scheme.

2. President Cheryl Cunningham and Sir William McAlpine watched by Richard Clarke.

3. The Plaque.

4. Chairman Colin Heaton, Sir William, Cheryl and her son William.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Steam tram in Manchester

Andy Bailey sent me these two pictures of the steam tram engine back home in Manchester.
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