Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
In accordance with tradition the Crich Workshop team held their annual Richard Lomas Memorial Christmas Jumper Competition on Monday 22nd December 2014 in The Brunswick, Derby.
Richard had been a very regular attendee of this event and always recorded it for his blog.
Enjoy, Richard would have done so!
It should be noted that Mike Crabtree managed to stay awake for the proceedings this year – the only man known to have drunk a pint while asleep!
|The assembled throng started off by toasting their absent friend – Richard
|Michael Blake surprised us all by arriving and displaying this wonderful piece of sartorial elegance
|Father and son Sharp adopted a more rather conservative but contrasting style
|Mike Ballinger in resplendent style in his natural habitat - looking after a row of beer pumps, if only all accountants dressed like this!
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 08, 2014
Friday, December 05, 2014
I would like to wish all blog readers and contributors a Happy Christmas and all good wishes for 2015 Kath.Please keep you contributions coming in, I have a few travels in mind for 2015, but it is always interesting to see where everyone else has been!
|Boas Festas I received this photo of route 28 passing a Christmas Tree in Lisbon from Luis Vieira this week.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Paid a visit to Sheffield to meet up with some relations for lunch and then decided couldn't be bothered with the shops and crowds and took a few photos in the gloom.
|Departing Cathedral, you can see the gloom in the background
|108 and 120 at Cathedral
|120 on way to Meadowhall after crossover at Cathedral
|No it's not subsidence, I slipped off the pavement just as I took the shot! You can really see the gloomy weather.
|104 at the Station stop
|102 about to merge into the gloom at the station
The best laid plans etc.. We thought we'd have a day in Manchester to ride the latest extensions we had not yet managed to do. On arrival at Piccadilly Undercroft, we were greeted with a few staff in hi-vis vests telling us no trams from there today and we would have to walk up to Piccadilly Gardens. On setting off on our walk, we found that the track under the footbridge near the Undercroft was receiving attention, hence no trams. We also knew about engineering works on the ramp past GMex which was ongoing, so plans had to be hastily rethought, ce la vie, and we still haven't been to Ashton!
|First sight of the engineering workd at Piccadilly Station
|Work in progress
|Trams for Rochdale direction were turning in the street just out of Piccadilly Gardens
|Made it to East Didsbury after taking a bus replacement service to Trafford Bar
|Finally made the Airport extension just as dusk was falling.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
|Chicago Surface Lines 3142 built by Brill in 1923
|Chicago Transit Authority 4391 PCC built by St Louis Car Co in 1948
|Chicago Aurora & Elgin Interurban 309 built by Hicks Car & Loco Works in 1907
|Chicago & West Towns 141 built by McGuire-Commings Mfg Co in 1924
Friday, November 07, 2014
|3062 Hardy Lane
|3063 Hardy Lane Cricket Ground
|3069 Moor Road
|Bridge over Mersey
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
|Metrolink airport line opens. Many enthusiasts waiting to board a tram at the airport.
|Martin Miller filming a tram leaving Manchester airport on the first day of operation
|A view of the new platform and track citybound at Deansgate - Castlefield.
|First generation track uncovered during work at St Peter's Square. Photo taken by a workman with Frank's camera!