Sunday, May 30, 2010


My understanding is that the trolley reverser at Glory Mine is in working order and that a safe working method now needs to be agreed. This would involve the conductor walking from A to B to pull the frog, giving a signal for the tram to move forward a few yards and then walking to C to rejoin the tram.Posted by Picasa

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Rail store

I can confirm that a rail store will be constructed here as a first step towards tidying up the 'linear junk yard' alongside the track.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Woodland Walk

A troll guarding a bridge perhaps?
The ant appears to be fully recovered from her winter surgery.
The steps to the viewing area at Wakebridge have been repaired.Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cabin Crossing

Safety barriers have been errected at  Cabin Crossing and a JCB machine was busily at work on Tuesday morning.

I understand that a new rail store is to be constructed alongside the track.Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

rush job

Sheffield 15 is required for service on Monday. Lots to do!
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Horse trams

Chesterfield 8 and Sheffield 15 were moved from the exhibition hall to the workshop yesterday. 15 will be taking part in the 150 Years of Trams event on Monday and I think 8 is required for a photo shoot.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The long and the short and the tall

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Rail greasers

I don't know when these very neat rail greasers were installed but they seem to be doing a good job in the recent dry weather.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Something different

A working steam tram at Ferrymead near Christchurch in New Zealand.Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 23, 2010


On Thursday I met a gentleman from Calcutta on Southampton 45.  This reminded me of our visit in 1988.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

First and last trips

I was Southampton 45's conductor yesterday. On the first (non passenger) trip we had a look at the pull cord for the trolley reverser wich is situated on the pole on the right.

On the final trip we ran as far as Wakebridge and sure enough two gentlemen appeared as if from nowhere to join the new member who was having a lift to the main car park.Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Work continues on 399's truck and Leeds 2 is expected to be out on Sunday 30th May.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May blossom

This is my first photograph of the new points at Town End being changed. They are operated by a removable lever from a slot in the centre of the track.