Sunday, February 07, 2016

MODERN TRAMWAY MAGAZINES FOR SALE

I have all Richard's collection of MT catalogued and offer the following for sale to best offer (postage would be £3.00 2nd class, which would cover up 2 batches of 1 years issues posted together).  If you are interested, please contact me on email: RichardandKath@gmail.com.

These are all  in good condition and are complete years unless otherwise stated -

1962, 1963, 1964 January missing, 1965, 1966, 1967 October missing, 1968, 1969
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 19765, 1976, 1977, 1978 March missing, 1979
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990, 1991

I also have the following 1950's issues, but would like £5 each for these -
May 1950 No 149, May 1951 No 161, December, November, October 1952 Nos. 178-180
1953 November and Ocrober Nos. 190 and 191, 1953 October to January inclusive No's. 181-190
June 1954 No. 198, 1957 June and July No's. 234-5, 1958 September/August and February/January No's. 248/9 and 241/2, 1959  November May, April February No's. 263, 257, 256, 254
1960 No 272 celebrating 100 years of street tramways
All the 1950's editions are in good condition with some fading to covers and small creases to edges.
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LIGHT RAIL AND MODERN TRAMWAY 1992-1999 COMPLETE

TRAMWAYS AND URBAN TRANSIT  2000-2010 COMPLETE,  2011 issues JAN, FEB, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, OCT.
As these are heavy magazines could only post one year's issues at a time.

SPECIAL ISSUES - 1. Re Newcastle-on-Tyne opening of new Haymarket station 2010
                               - 2, Re Metrolink on the Move re Manchester Expansions

I also have copies of Buses Magazine and Strassenbahn Nahverkehr Magazin which are yet to be catalogued.


BIRMINGHAM BULL STREET ON FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2016 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank Bagshaw was in Birmingham on Friday. Here is tram 33 at the Bull Street terminus.

No 33 at Bull Street stop
 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

LC C NO1 AT CRICH ON 29 JANUARY 2016 - Frank Bagshaw

Careful rubbing down has revealed the LCC coat of arms on the side bodywork.

The deconstruction of LCC 1 continues at Crich. The roof will shortly be removed and the body structure will be sent away for repanelling.. 

The original no. 1 has been revealed on the south end dash

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BARCELONA TRAMWAY AND METRO - Saturday/Sunday 23/24 January 2016

Unfortunately the Sunday was cut short by illness so we had only a brief view of the tramway in the city and the metro.

Line 7 metro terminus at Catalunya

Challenge for the graffiti artists?!

Trams on route T4 at Vila Olimpica

At Salva de Mar

BARCELONA TIBIDABO TRAMWAY - Saturday 23 January 2016

A flying visit to Barcelona enabled us to visit the wonderful Tibidabo line on a nice bright day.

No 6 approaching the bottom terminus

6 at the terminus top of the hill

No 6 setting off on the return journey

Timetable and prices for this time of year

Interior

Renovation plate

No 6 rounding the top of the hill

No's 6 and 7 passing on the corner at the top of the hill

No 7 on the way down negotiating bus and cyclists

Greenery on the way down

No 6 under the trees

Depot view showing No's 5 and 8

No 7 starting on the way back to the top of the hill

ISLE OF MAN HORSE TRAMWAY SAD NEWS - Friday 22 January 2016

News from Manx Radio

End of the line for the horse trams

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 9:29am
Service no longer financially viable says council
The horse tram service is to be scrapped.
Douglas Council says its discontinuing the service because of the increased financial burden on ratepayers.
The council says the decision was taken "with very great regret" at a special meeting held last night (Thurs)
The decision follows a proposal by the Council to amalgamate the Tramway Terrace stables site with the tramway hub at the Strathallan site at an estimated cost of £2.9 million. Last month it was decided that this scheme wasn't financially viable.
The horse trams have been running at a loss of over £260,000, with added loan charges leading to an impact on rates of over £420,000 yearly.
Council leader David Christian says whilst recognising the tram's long history, to continue their operation would place an unacceptable burden on the ratepayer for the foreseeable future. 
The council says the tram horses will be relocated to good homes and the rolling stock will be offered to transport museums, whilst the Tramway Terrace, stable site and Strathallan will be sold.

Late news -
It has been announced that there will be a meeting on Wednesday 27 January to discuss  the horse tramway, but at the present moment the trams will not return for 2016 summer season.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

BRISTOL ELECTRIC RAIL BUS 1997 - Martin Miller

I have had a couple of tapes converted to digital and amongst the content was some footage of the Bristol Electric Railbus that was trialled on the Bristol Harbour Railway for two years before the funds ran out. You may just glimpse David Baker driving on one of the shots taken in 1997.
 
 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

JOHN SHAWCROSS MODEL COLLECTION FOR SALE

"I have been asked by Christine Shawcross to inform any interested parties that there is a list of model trams,trolley buses,buses and railway locomotives that are on sale from John's model collection available by e mail only from: John Huddlestone -huddlestoneja8@hotmail.com ".
  
I know this is an extensive collection which has taken somem time to catalogue.  Please only use the email address given, thanks.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

SHEFFIELD TRAM TRAIN - MONDAY 29 DECEMBER 2015 - Frank Bagshaw

A quick shopping trip to Sheffield on Dec 29th; Frank Bagshaw chose to use Nunnery P & R facility. There he saw the first tram train no. 201 standing outside the depot. Photo had to be taken with mobile phone.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

THE RICHARD LOMAS MEMORIAL CHRISTMAS JUMPER COMPETITION 2015 - Mick Crabtree

In accordance with tradition the Crich Workshop team held their annual Richard Lomas Memorial Christmas Jumper Competition on Friday 18th  December 2015 in The Brunswick, Derby.
Richard had been a very regular attendee of this event and always recorded it for his blog.
Enjoy, Richard would have done so!
The toast ‘absent friend’ has now very sadly been extended to ‘absent friends’, as John Shawcross, like Richard was an ardent stalwart supporter of this annual event
 
It should be noted that Mike Crabtree stayed awake for the proceedings this year, the second year running he has managed to do this – the only man known to have drunk a pint whilst asleep!
 
Ian Rigg appeared in his ‘hoody’, whilst Mike Crabtree has at last bought a new jumper, although he insisted in wearing his flat cap in memory of John Shawcross

Michael Blake wore this jumper last year, whilst Richard Robson took a more restrained approach to jumper wear

Karen Rigg introduced a different slant on the Christmas Jumper style by opting for the polar bear look.

Phil Spowart, ‘Spowart Major’ introduced a more youthful ‘Dr Who’ look

Neil White an emissary from the Traffic Department, rather stole the show on his appearance at this event by wearing a jumper that lit up with flashing lights!

Friday, December 18, 2015

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR 2016

I would like to wish all my blog readers the best for Christmas and the New Year. Kath


MILANO - SINISTER STUFF

At least Milano realises they are sinister forms of transport!!

TURIN MUSEUM DAY ON SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 2015

We travelled to Turin on the Sunday for the annual Museum Day.

Route 16




Bologna




These trams spent the day at this stop and were full of tram models and information

Sassi-Superga Restaurant horse tram

Sassi-Superga tram station