We had a short break in Treviso taking in the Mestre and Padova rubber tyred systems. I had hoped the Mestre system had moved on since our last visit some four years ago and whilst the "slot" has been installed through to Venice nothing else has happened! Padova was extremely well used and very fast running between stops but it's not a real tram is it?
See link to video of Padua - http://youtu.be/3BFy0A14RHg
Sunday, April 13, 2014
|Routes 12 and 28 running together on Sunday morning|
By Castelo de S. Jorge
|Downtown general tram stop on line 28 due to political event on Rua do Ouro|
|Santo Amaro Depot seems to have moved to Baixa|
Saturday, April 12, 2014
|A new feature this year is for some trams to be towed out of the depots for display purposes. Today Blackpool 40 and 166 were on display|
|Seen “peering out of the depot” were two streamliners: Blackpool 711 and Sheffield 510.|
|The museum hosted a visit by the Morgan car club, seen here: some of them being passed by Blackpool 236.|
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Photos taken of Sheffield 510 today when it was out and about with some filming going on.
Trams were picking up passengers from outside the library building as the roof of the Town End tram shelter was being reglazed.
|812 waiting to load at the library with Erik in the back ground and Scott's transporter can also be seen having unloaded Blackpool 711|
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
I visited the museum with Wim Beukenkamp on the Sunday morning and was surprised how it has developed in the many years since I have been there. The addition of a part-terrace of old Amsterdam houses near the entrance (also new) is a very good exhibit showing the slums and one of the old 'brown bars' with the smoke stained decor etc also a new working micro brewery has been added with the beer being sold in the cafes.
|Rotterdam 535 coming into view at the cottages|
|Rounding the bend at the cafe|
|Rotterdam 520 - another mainstay of the fleet|
|Rotterdam Artic which was in use on Driver Training|
|520 at the depot with the goods yard in the back ground|
|I really liked the vsccuum/leafblower arrangement|
|Arnhem 76 at the Depot|
|Arnhem 76 en route|
I was invited to go and visit the depot/workshop of the tram museum by Wim Beukenkamp and enjoyed a couple of hours there looking around and drinking coffee!
|Shunting engine and view down building|
|Work in progress|
|It was difficult to get angles to take photos, but loved this one of 603 still with it's Santa gear.|
I have just returned from a very pleasant visit to Amsterdam and really enjoyed my time there, it is such a great city to get around with ease. Although I took one day out to visit Keukenhof for the flowers, the rest of the time was spent either on or looking at the trams - it's still in the blood!!
|Single line running in Keizersgracht|
|Waiting for his turn|
|Nostalgic - 815 was the only one of this type I saw running|
|Route 16 at Haarlemermeer Station|
|Route 1 - turning short at Matterhoorn which was announced as terminus. It wasw not obvious why they were not running to Osdorp Aker|
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Frank was conducting at Crich today – April 1st, 3 x trams were in service: Chesterfield 7, Glasgow 1068 and Leeds 345 – the latter seen at the improved Glory Mine terminus where passengers are now allowed to alight from trams.
|Leeds 345 at Glory Mine|
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Six photos taken this morning when we rode on the first tram of the season and were able to get off and take photos at the end of the line.
"Spongebob" appeared first and then remained on the depot yard.
The new entrance sign is very attractive.