Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday's trams

Chesterfield 7, Glasgow 22 and LT 1622 were in service on an overcast Friday morning.

As can be seen there plenty of leaves and track was damp but not wet so the drivers were having to be careful.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010


Nigel Walker and a colleague putting up high powered floodlights to illuminate the Museum for this evening's festivities.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Sheffield 264 picture wanted

Here is a picture of 264 at Wakebridge in 1978 with a young Nigel Walker on the right. 264 was withdrawn at the end of the 1979 season pending a body overhaul that never materialised however it was painted in the workshop in the autumn of 1984.
It was repainted in the post war livery with a grey roof which it still carries. Does any one know why? Has any one a photograph of it being painted in 1984 or shortly afterwards? Posted by Picasa

The Wardwick

The last tram to use these tracks would have been on 30th December 1933 when Derby's Ashbourne Road route closed.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wakebridge mining display

The mining display at Wakebridge is open on Sundays.

For me the most interesting exhibit was this airial photograph of the quarry with the little 'You are here' arrow at the bottom left. What will beome of this giant hole in the ground now that the quarry is no longer in use?Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Interactive displays

On Sunday I saw 3 interactive displays in the exhibition hall. They are low down and obviously intended for small children.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cameron's trip to Blackpool (3)

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Red Oktober (2)

The second picture gives a more realistic view of Eastern European cars. They were unreliable and badly maintained.
In addition to Berlin 3006, Rack 2 and Glasgow 22 were in service and the Museum was busy with the trams carrying full loads.Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cameron's trip to Blackpool (2)

675 southbound

701 and tower

711 with Blackpool Zoo ad.

Balloon car 717 and tower

Tram 644

Red Oktober (1)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cameron's trip to Blackpool (1)

Junior TMS member Cameron Sharp has sent me a few pictures of his visit to Blackpool last week. The first two are of 147 at Fishermans Walk.

Working on the overhead at clock tower
New track at Fleetwood.

Quiet track at Fleetwood!