Friday, April 28, 2006

Oporto and Rock'n'Roll

Oporto 273 and LCC were the service cars today together with Blackpool 166 on a test run. Today's pictures show the interior and exterior of 273.

The Bradley family from Somercotes visited the Museum on Tuesday in their 1957 Chevrolet for publicity photographs. Their mission was sucessful - I have seen pictures in two local papers and now they are on the world wide web. The Rock'n'Roll weekend was on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A quiet day

Johannesburg 60 standing outside the Workshop with Berlin 3006 and the TMS pick up truck in the background.

LCC 106 and Southampton 45 were in service. Quite a contrast from yesterday. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

902 in service

Halle 902 was in service today. Here the conductor is about to collect the single line staff as Sheffield 510 passes by.
Ready to depart from Glory Mine. Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 24, 2006

TMS Contact

The National Tramway Museum which trades as Crich Tramway Village is owned and operated by the Tramway Museum Society (TMS). At approximately monthly intervals a newsletter known as Contact is circulated to members. One of my objectives is to publish topical pictures to complement each issue.
I received my copy of Issue 348 today so here goes:
RETAIL & CATERING - picture below.
FRONT ENTRANCE - picture below.
OVERHEAD LINE - click here.
OUTSIDE WORKS - click here.
TRAMCARS Chesterfield 7 London Transport 1622 and London United 159.

The new entrance kiosk on 11th April. Doesn't it look big compared with the existing one on the left.

The new range of traditional sweets.Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 21, 2006

Doctor Who

Today a Dalek unexpectedly arrived at Crich and tried to capture the Tardis. Glynn Wilton tried to frighten it away with a camera and, driver John Shawcross and Inspector Keith Chadbourne were impressively unafraid.

Dr Who and a team of helpers then arrived, I think in a 4WD but perhaps in a GPO phone box.

The Doctor tried to reason with the Dalek but to no avail.

The Dalek then assembled a small team of reinforcements disguised as Glasgow 812 and 1297, threatening to exterminate...........
Then we all woke up.
Click here for more information.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

London trams

Metropolitan Electric Tramways (MET) 331 in service at the National Tramway Museum on 19th April 2006.
Two London trams in the workshop at Crich. On the left London United Tramways (LUT) 159 and on the right London Transport (LT) 1622. Click here for historical archive pictures.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wednesday 12th April

The earth bank at the end of the tracks at Town End is being raised.

Liverpool 869 not going anywhere. Click here for archive pictures. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Tuesday April 11th

A cold and wet Tuesday in April.

Halle 902 arriving at and departing from Town End on a driver training journey.

The Eagle Press.
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Friday, April 07, 2006

Friday April 7th

Leeds 399 using the new trolley reverser at Glory Mine. Unfortunately the camera was set to movie clip so the picture is low resolution and blurred - sorry!

Glasgow 812 and Glasgow 1297 pose together.

In the workshop, work is continuing on the motors and bogies for London United 159 (see March 18th for earlier picture).

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Wednesday 5th April

1. Andy Minion showing today's donation to the library - a jig saw puzzle featuring Birmingham tram number 543.

2. White van.

3. Chesterfield 7 and the newly restored 'Tardis' on a sunny but cold day.

4. The new trolley reverser at Glory Mine is nearing completion.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

1st April 2006

Two pictures of Leeds 345 taken by Alan Murray-Rust on its official handover journey on Saturday 1st April . The upper at Glory Mine and the lower at Stephenson Place outside Barnett's sweet shop. For details of the handover ceremony please click here. For archive picture please click here. Posted by Picasa