Tuesday, May 17, 2022

SUMMERLEE ON 13 MAY 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 Frank visited Summerlee on May 13th to review progress on Glasgow Coronation 1245.
Here is an external view of it's current status.

     

Along with a representative of the STTS, a visit was made to Summerlee in Coatbridge to review progress of work on Glasgow Coronation 1245. The volunteers working on the tram - who are not tram enthusiasts - just a group of retired guys with engineering skills whose aim is to get the tram operating again with finance from the local Council.

BLACKPOOL 7 MAY 2022- Frank Bagshaw and Brent Higham

Flexity 001 on the Promenade
Flexity 006 in Fleetwood
Railcoach 631 returning to depot after being on a Private Hire.
Flexity 012 at Starr Gate
Balloon 717 waiting at Tower to operate a tour.
Bolton 66 at North Pier. Hands up those who remember Alan Ralphs and Derek Shepard who masterminded the restoration of this car! 


Saturday, April 23, 2022

CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE ON 22 APRIL 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 LCC 1 made a surprise outing from the workshop, only a few yards under power and was soon back in again. 


 

Friday, April 22, 2022

SEATON TRAMWAY EASTER 2022 - Keith Chadbourne

  It was a glorious Easter. I spent 4 days down at Seaton over Easter. Here are  a few pictures. Neither of the new stops are open yet whilst Riverside looks ready there is still quite a bit of work needed at the new Wetlands Stop ( Swan’s Nest ). The new timetable has been introduced so we are sort of “Ghost running”. That is we stop at the new stops for 2 minutes whilst we explain what is going to be the position when the stops are open. So it has been a case of forget all the old times and passing places. We now pass at Riverside, Wetlands and Cownhayne. How popular the new stops will be we will have to wait and see and whether 2 minutes will be long enough for the numbers who wish to get off/board. From experience at Crich and Seaton people take longer to get off / board than they used to.

 

14th April Riverside Stopo

16th April no 10 arriving at Seaton

No 8 at the stilll to be finished Wetlands Stop

Driver's view at Wetlands Stop looking towards Seaton

16th April looking towards Riverside and the depot

17th April no 12 at Colyton waiting to depart

17th April no 2 heading off towards Colyton from Riverside stop

 

CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE 20 APRIL 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 The new sub frame for 298, manufactured at Boston Lodge has finally entered the Crich workshop ready for the body to be re-assembled. One of the first jobs will be to fit the pipework.


 

Friday, February 11, 2022

NOTTINGHAM NET ON WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2002 - Frank Bagshaw and Martin Miller

 Frank Bagshaw and Martin Miller recently visited Nottingham. Here are some views of NET trams in Beeston and Clifton.

https://youtu.be/0UgrToFYTK8 

https://youtu.be/yfc58j0LSPI

Incentro tram "Robin Hood" 211 at Clifton Central bound for Phoenix Park

Alstom tram 217 "Carl Froch MBE" at Beeston Bus station bound for Toton Lane



Alstom tram 224 "Vicky McClure" approaches Clifton Central bound for Clifton South


Alstom tram 230 "George Green"  at Nottingham Station heading for Phoenix Park

Incentro 210 "Sir Jesse Boot" leaves Beeston Bus Station for Toton Lane.

Incentro 212 "William Booth" wearing an all over advert for "Carbon Neutral Nottingham 2028" at Beeston Bus Station bound for Hucknall

 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM ON 19 JANUARY 2022 - Frank Bagshaw

 BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM.

Frank Bagshaw, Colin Heaton and Ian Musgrove visited the museum primarily to see Bradford 104.