Sunday, December 17, 2017

WEST MIDLANDS METRO 16 DERCEMBVER 2017

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR 2018

We visited Birmingham yesterday to travel on the city end of the Metro and visit the Great Western pub in Wolverhampton (good food, good beer and lovely coal fires)!

Approaching Grand Central Stop

Ozzy Osbourne's tram

Grand Central

Grand Central Crossover

Approach to Grand Central

Colmore Gate stop

Corporation Street

A very chilly Snow Hill stop

Approaching Snow Hill towards Wolverhampton

Rounding the curve into Wolverhampton terminus with the proposed dudley turn off in view

Wolverhampton terminus


LISBON CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 16 DECEMBER 2017 - Luis Vieira

Photos of long term CCFL Christmas Tram tradition (Praça do Comércio this morning)
 








 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

MANCHESTER METROLINK 2 DECEMBER 2017

We paid a visit to the Manchester Model Railways Exhibition and took a ride out to Ashton and did the new second city crossing.

Bury bound tram in Victoria

East Didsbury tram in Victoria

St Peters Square crossing

St Peters Square

St Peters Square tram stop

Ashton Termnus

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

BUENOS AIRES PRE METRO NOVEMBER 2017

At the end of the Subte (Metro) line E Plaza de los Virreyes is  the Pre Metro tram line which has two spurs at the end of the line, one to Centro Civico Lugano ( a large area of apartment blocks) and General Silvio which unfortunately we did not have time to visit.

Subte arriving at Plaza de Virreyes

Lugano termnus



Plaza de Virreyes terminus

Plaza de Virreyes terminus showing some cars out of service.  The service was a little patchy and we had along wait at Lugano for the return tram.  It was a different tram which finally arrived and we did not find out the reason for the long delay.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SHEFFIELD SUPERTRAM NOVEMBER 2017 - Martin Miller


Took a quick trip to Sheffield where I had hoped to see one of the tram train cars but had to be satisfied with the Ikea tram! At Herdings.

Monday, November 20, 2017

BUENOS AIRES TRAMWAY HISTORICO NOVEMBER 2017 - photos


Poster in tram interior.                                                                                                                                                               The Tranvia Historico in Buenos Aires operates at weekends offering free rides around a loop of approximately 1 mile.  The depot on Emilio Mitre Street is also used as a workshop for the Subte (underground system) cars.  It must be quite a sight to see the Subte cars emerge from the underground and trundle along the street to the depot.

Makers plate from Carris de Ferro do Porto


Detail of the wood work in the interior

Light fittings and clerestory glass


Photo of tram 291 arriving onits low loader

258 controller
Timetable

Depot yard

Info re Amigos Tranvia


258 passing the depot en route to the terminus

Mr Podesta, still enthusiastic after many years

People were queuing for the tram  at least an hours before service started

Along Emilio Mitre Street




These are the gates and tacks where the Subte cars come up to the surface to get to the tram depot workshop


Tranvia Cafe


Tranvia terminus stop

Passing the depot gates



One of the cars in the depot

Sube cars in the depot

Another depot shot, showing a Subte car, engine and 125