Saturday, April 28, 2012

Blackpool 13

arriving in Hull on 26 April.
Photo Tony Stevenson.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Boat at Crich

An immaculate 'Boat' was delivered to Crich on Monday.
Photos fro G and H.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lodz 2012 (1)

Phil G has sent me these pictues taken las week.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Poland 1992 and earlier

Wroclaw on a Sunday afternoon.
Horse bus in Wroclaw.
I think ths N1 car is in Grudziaz.
A line up in Poznan. The yellow tram is from Amsterdam.

In reply to the comments we visited Katowice and Krakow in 1985 and 1990 and northern Poland in 1992 so you are almost certainly right.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Blackpool 12

 Tony Stevenson has sent me these pictures of Blackpool 12 being delivered on 5th April

Friday, April 20, 2012

Berlin 223 006 - 4 yesterday

Hazel took this photo yesterday. I'm not sure if 3006 is available for service.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poland 1992 - Lodz

 In 1992 we went for a drive around northern Poland.
1. Note the Polski Fiat. There were lots of these.
2.This time a Trabant.
3. I have forgotton where these Duewags came from.
4. There were lots of horses working on the farms.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Greetings from Ripley

oday I am at home in Ripley on leave from the hospital until Friday.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Friday, April 06, 2012

New Blackpool

Photos by Tony Stevenson

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Blackpool sands

The first of the new trams to leave for its maiden trip after a £100m upgrade in Blackpool, UK, has derailed due to sand on the tracks.
Blackpool Transport managing director Trevor Roberts said that workers are still trying to bring back the service by using re-railing kit but sand that is being blown into the tracks as fast as they can clear it.
"Not a good start to the morning, the first tram out round Fleetwood Ferry has come off the rails," Roberts told the BBC.
The derailing happened only one day after the official re-opening of the tram network, and occurred at about 6am on Wednesday morning.
A fleet of 16 computerised trains have replaced Blackpool's traditional and long-serving heritage vehicles, which will continue to run a service for tourists in the Lancashire city.
German train maker Bombardier delivered the new trams under a deal worth £68m. The trains are 32m long and can house up to 150 passengers in five divided sections.
According to Blackpool Transport, the new tram will reduce some journey times by up to 15mins due to their more efficient acceleration rate.
The four-year upgrade also included the replacement of 11km of track and a new tram depot was built.
UK Transport Minister Norman Baker, who officially opened the tramway on 3 April 2012, said on the occasion that Blackpool has a long and proud history of tram use.
"We want to ensure that the future of tram use in the town is even brighter and that is why I was happy to give £68m towards this fantastic project. Blackpool's trams are absolutely on the right track," he added.
Currently, no service is running between Fleetwood Ferry and Fisherman's Walk in Fleetwood.
Image: Blackpool's new trams were delivered by German train maker Bombardier and can accommodate up to 150 passengers. Photo: Bombardier

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

April the First

Thanks agian to the Qs for these pictures.
The first is my first glimpse of Berlin 3006 in its DDR livery with fleet nuuber 223 006 - 4.