Monday, August 14, 2017

MANCHESTER METROLINK AND MORECAMBE 14 AUGUST 2017

A quick visit to \moecambe and return via Manchester.

A visit to Bruccianis coffee shop produced this old photo of a Morecambe tram om the prom

Rochdale bound tram near Victoria station

Bury tram emerging from Balloon Street near Victoria station

BLACKPOOL TRILOGY AUGUST 2017 - Martin Miller

Martin visited Blackpool for the first time after modernisation of the tramway. We start at Fleetwood: Lovely old tram shelter at the terminus 

Fleetwood Ferry


At the Tower



Had pleasant ride on 715 as one of the two trams on heritage services
Uncle Tom's Cabin
   

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

NOTTINGHAM NET HUCKNALL TRAM TERMINUS ON 29 JULY 2017 - Martin Miller

Martin spent some time at Hucknall Tram Terminus and has sent this video.

Hucknall Tram Terminus - Nottingham Express Transit

Hucknall Tram Terminus with tram William Booth ready to go to Toton Lane

CRICH ON 6 AUGUST 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw reports another enjoyable day conducting at Crich. This time he worked on Liverpool 869 with driver Paul Hobson

Liverpool 869 at a leafy Glory Mine terminus

Thursday, August 03, 2017

ISLE OF MAN HERITAGE EVENT 26-31 JULY 2017 - GROUDLE GLEN

A very pleasant walk through the Glen to the Railway to Lion Rocks.

Battery powered Polar Bear waiting outside the depot/workshop

Station at Lhen Coan

Sea Lion arriving at Groudle Glen terminus

Sea Lion and Annie passing and staff exchange

Annie at Lion Rocks Terminus

ISLE OF MAN HERITAGE EVENT 26-31 JULY 2017 - SNAEFELL

A windy, but almost clear day on the mountain.

 5 departing the top
1 departing the top

6 arriving at the top with 1 maneuvering.  They were both carrying  coach tour passengers

1 at the terminus

6 parked with 1 in front ready to depart

ISLE OF MAN HERITAGE EVENT 26-31 JULY 2017 - HORSE TRAMWAY

A view inside Strathallan depot

Double decker 18 saw frequent service either with one or two horse traction

18 going towards Sea Terminal

44 at Switzerland Road stop

Cars on display at Strathallan depot

Robert and handler

Kewin trots into the terminus at Derby Castle

ISLE OF MAN HERITAGE EVENT 26-31 JULY 2017 -MER

Lots of activity on the MER with an enhanced timetable on Sunday 31 July.
The stop at Ramsey has been moved to across the road rfeady for the redevelopment which will include the bus station.

33 with trailer at Laxey en route to Douglas

5, 16 and trailer parked at Ramsey

32 in the siding at Laxey on a special

22 at Ramsey

22 and trailer 44 heazd to the new stop at Ramsey


22 and 9 at Ramsey

MIDLAND METROLINK WOLVERHAMPTON JULY 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw went to look at progress with new track being laid in Bilston Road, Woverhampton.
Trams from Birmingham (Grand Central) are turning short at Priestfield.

Tram 27 "not in Service" passes through Bilston.

30 reversing on the crossover at Priestfield

tram 37 approaches Wednesbury Parkway

New track laid on Bilston Road, Wolverhampton

MANCHESTER METROLINK ROCHDALE ON A VERY WET DAY - Martin Miller

Martin visited Rochdale on a very wet day!


Rochdale Town Centre - Wet! Wet! Wet!

CRICH ON 2 AUGUST 2017 - Martin Miller

An impulse visit to see an old friend.

Riding the rails at the National Tramway Museum

National Tramway Museum 
1297 front view

1297 in the Exhibition Hall

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

NET NOTTINGHAM BULWELL 27 JULY 2017 - Martin Miller

Bulwell Tam Stop
Photo and video of Bulwell Tram Stop.





CRICH 27 JULY 2017 - Frank Bagshaw

Following a recent shunt of trams, Glasgow 1282 is now at the front of the depot and very fine it looks here alongside Leeds 345 which was about to go into service.

MANCHETER METROLINK 26 JULY 2017 - Franki Bagshaw


St |Peters Square with trees in full leaf
3055 approaches Oldham Mumps with a service to EastDidbury

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Correction* CRICH 22 & 23 July 2017 - Hazel Quarmby

Some of Hazel's photos from last Saturday showing trams which rarely see the light of day.  They were being moved around to make way for the Bournemouth tram which will soon be arriving.

21, tower wagon and 107

Douglas Southern Electric

DHMD No 1


Blackpool 4 emerging into the daylight

1622 and Johannesburg 60 with the tow truck

1622

Johannesburg 60

Glasgow 1282 with Liverpool 869 passing on the line

Gateshead 5, Halle 902 and New York 674

Sheffield 189 and 330 and tower wagon