Sunday, July 27, 2014

BOX 40 BACK AT CRICH ON SUNDAY 27 JULY 2014 - Hazel Quarmby





CRICH ON SATURDAY 26 JULY 2014 - Keith Chadbourne

Rack 2 and Blackpool 166 at Town End

Rack 2 at Glory Mine
Box 40 out on test on 28 July

Blackpool display at the depot

Thursday, July 17, 2014

LISBON NEW GREEN ROUTE TRAM TOUR ON 28 - Luis Vieira

No news on Lisbon Trams till middle June, when a new hop on hop off tram tour has started
New livery, new prices, on line 28 circuit









Sunday, July 13, 2014

CRICH EDWARDIAN WEEKEND 12 & 13 JULY 2014 - Hazel Quarmby

Hazel has very kindly sent these photos of the weekend for the blog.



New Museum attraction - parrot riding a remote controlled car!







Saturday, July 05, 2014

MANCHESTER VICTORIA ALTERATIONS ON 5 JULY 2014 - Keith Chadbourne

 A few pictures of the alterations at Victoria Station with one of the new tracks in place and in use. Still single line working.

The new track

A tram waiting for the one I was on to clear the single line.

Work to remove the old platform.

 From Corporation Street a tram on the new track.

Friday, July 04, 2014

LISBON NEW TRAM TOUR WITH 700's STARTED 3 JULY 2014 - Pedro Mendez

A new tram tour started today :  Pc Figueira - R Fanqueiros - Sé - Graça and back, using 700 class cars





Monday, June 30, 2014

ROGER MERCER - SCATTERING OF ASHES AT CRICH

It has been arranged to have a ceremony of scattering of Roger's ashes at the Museum on Tuesday 22 JULY. Meet at 0930 for 1000 am ceremony.  

To get an idea of numbers who may attend, please either email RichardandKath@gmail.com 
or tel. 01773 744835 which has an answerphone, so that I can let the TMS know.  Thank you.  Kath

Friday, June 27, 2014

MIDLAND METRO ON THURSDAY 26 JUNE 2014 - Frank Bagshaw

Frank visited Midland Metro today (26th June) and saw newly laid track by New Street station. No sign of any of the new trams apart from in the depot area, trams 12 and 16 photographed at Wednesfield still
in the original livery.
 

 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

HEATON PARK ON SUNDAY 22 JUNE 2014 - Keith Chadbourne

  With the weather being as nice as it is I thought I would go and see how things were going in Heaton Park.
I attach some pictures. 619 was the service car on a 20 min. frequency. 702 and the works car were out of the new depot whilst work was underway in what looked like the depot entrance. Hull 96 was standing outside the old depot in undercoat / primer whilst work was ongoing at the depot end of the car. Work was going on on 765's trucks in the depot.
 
702 and the works car

Service car 619



 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

CRICH UPDATE - 6 June 2014 - Frank Bagshaw


Frank Bagshaw reports that Blackpool & Fleetwood toastrack no. 2 has been used this year, below is a photo of it in service at Glory Mine terminus on June 6th.
Also LCC 1 has now entered the workshop, in preparation for restoration. It is alongside MET 331 which is receiving workshop attention. 

LCC1 in the workshop

LCC1 and Met 331 int the workshop

Blackpool & Fleetwood toastrack no. 2 has been used this year, below is a photo of it in service at Glory Mine terminus on June 6th.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

SEATON TRAMWAY W/C 2 JUNE 2014 - Keith Chadbourne

  I got back last night from a week in Devon. Here are a few pictures of the Seaton Trams in service or on Specials. A number of my Duties were on Specials.

Colyton
Depot Gates

Along the River
Riverside Loop

Cowhayne Loop