A quick shopping trip to Sheffield on Dec 29th; Frank Bagshaw chose to use Nunnery P & R facility. There he saw the first tram train no. 201 standing outside the depot. Photo had to be taken with mobile phone.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
In accordance with tradition the Crich Workshop team held their annual Richard Lomas Memorial Christmas Jumper Competition on Friday 18th December 2015 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!
The toast ‘absent friend’ has now very sadly been extended to ‘absent friends’, as John Shawcross, like Richard was an ardent stalwart supporter of this annual event
It should be noted that Mike Crabtree stayed awake for the proceedings this year, the second year running he has managed to do this – the only man known to have drunk a pint whilst asleep!
|Ian Rigg appeared in his ‘hoody’, whilst Mike Crabtree has at last bought a new jumper, although he insisted in wearing his flat cap in memory of John Shawcross
Michael Blake wore this jumper last year, whilst Richard Robson took a more restrained approach to jumper wear
|Karen Rigg introduced a different slant on the Christmas Jumper style by opting for the polar bear look.
Phil Spowart, ‘Spowart Major’ introduced a more youthful ‘Dr Who’ look
|Neil White an emissary from the Traffic Department, rather stole the show on his appearance at this event by wearing a jumper that lit up with flashing lights!
Friday, December 18, 2015
We travelled to Turin on the Sunday for the annual Museum Day.
|These trams spent the day at this stop and were full of tram models and information
|Sassi-Superga Restaurant horse tram
|Sassi-Superga tram station
a look at the three platform Deansgate Castlefield, the single line protocol and welding outside the Midland Hotel
https://youtu.be/JDLOPoQP9x8 - views of the two extremities of the new Shaw & Crompton to Exchange Square route
Sunday, December 13, 2015
During a short visit to Venice we decided to tr4avel o the Venice-Maestre 'tram' line now it is fully open. On arrival at the terminus in Piazzale Roma,Venice we were met with a 'tram' showing out of service and had to take a bus to Maestre Centrale. Luckily it was just the one 'tram' out of service and all routes were running.
|At Maestre Centrale
|Points showing winding point
|Approaching Maestre Centrale with points man standing by
|Points man with points half way across
|Points set ready for departure
|Crossover at Marghera terminus which was electrically operated
|Depot at Favaro terminus
|Venice people mover departs
|People mover en route
There was a Bagshaw Miller trip to Manchester on Friday and here are some scenes of a busy Manchester Victoria.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Managed another visit to Birmingham , day 2 of the extension to Bull Street, and send some pics plus a rather splendid video, if I say so myself!
All overhead wiring has been erected to the end of the line although some of it has tempory suspension. It was good to see the extended use of fixings to buildings rather than poles.
|Site of Grand Central - New Street stop
|view of modern day rosette
|Snow Hill stop
|Corporation Street stop