Monday, December 08, 2014

SPANISH BUILT TRAM MODELS

This appeared in my In~Box today and  thought some of you might be interested in these fairly expensive models for Christmas!  www.lorentren.com

Soller tram model 



Friday, December 05, 2014

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

I would like to wish all blog readers and contributors a Happy Christmas and all good wishes for 2015  Kath. 
Please keep you contributions coming in, I have a few travels in mind for 2015, but it is always interesting to see where everyone else has been!


Boas Festas            I received this photo of route 28 passing a Christmas Tree in Lisbon from Luis Vieira this week.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

SHEFFIELD IN THE GLOOM 28 NOVEMBER 2014

Paid a visit to Sheffield to meet up with some relations for lunch and then decided couldn't be bothered with the shops and crowds and took a few photos in the gloom.

Departing Cathedral, you can see the gloom in the background

108 and 120 at Cathedral

120 on way to Meadowhall after crossover at Cathedral

Manor Top

No it's not subsidence, I slipped off the pavement just as I took the shot! You can really see the gloomy weather.

104 at the Station stop

102 about to merge into the gloom at the station

MANCHESTER 14 NOVEMBER 2014

The best laid plans etc..   We thought we'd have a day in Manchester to ride the latest extensions we had not yet managed to do.  On arrival at Piccadilly Undercroft, we were greeted with a few staff in hi-vis vests telling us no trams from there today and we would have to walk up to Piccadilly Gardens.  On setting off on our walk, we found that the track under the footbridge near the Undercroft was receiving attention, hence no trams.  We also knew about engineering works on the ramp past GMex which was ongoing, so plans had to be hastily rethought, ce la vie, and we still haven't been to Ashton!

First sight of the engineering workd at Piccadilly Station

Work in progress

Trams for Rochdale direction were turning in the street just out of Piccadilly Gardens

Made it to East Didsbury after taking a bus replacement service to Trafford Bar

Finally made the Airport extension just as dusk was falling.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CHICAGO - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 2014 - Martin Miller


Chicago Surface Lines 3142 built by Brill in 1923


Chicago Transit Authority 4391 PCC built by St Louis Car Co in 1948

Chicago Aurora & Elgin Interurban 309 built by Hicks Car & Loco Works in 1907

Chicago & West Towns 141 built by McGuire-Commings Mfg Co in 1924
 
 

Friday, November 07, 2014

MANCHESTER AIRPORT LINE IN CHORLTON AREA NOVEMBER 2014 - Keith Chadbourne


 
3062 Hardy Lane

3063 Hardy Lane Cricket Ground




Hardy Lane

Hardy Farm

3086 on the Mauldeth Rd West reservation. This was built in the 1920s / 30s for trams to get from Princess Rd to Barlow Moor Rd but the tracks were never built so it became a tree lined central reservation until Metrolink came along and put tram tracks down some 80 plus years later.

3069 Moor Road

Bridge over Mersey
 

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

MANCHESTER METROLINK OPENING OF AIRPORT EXTENSION ON 3 NOVEMBER 2014 - Frank Bagshaw



 Metrolink airport line opens. Many enthusiasts waiting to board a tram at the airport.
Martin Miller filming a tram leaving Manchester airport on the first day of operation
 A view of the new platform and track citybound at Deansgate - Castlefield.

First generation track uncovered during work at St Peter's Square. Photo taken by a workman with Frank's camera!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

CRICH 29 OCTOBER 2014 - BLACKPOOL 711 AND BOX 40 HOMEWARD BOUND - Hazel Quarmby

Hazel took these photos yesterday of 711 and Box 40 being loaded ready for return to Blackpool.