Sunday, April 13, 2014

SUNNY SATURDAY IN LISBON 12 APRIL 2014 - Luis Vieira

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

CRICH ON 11 APRIL 2014 - Frank Bagshaw

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
Frank was conducting again at Crich yesterday. Trams in service were Glasgow 1068, Chesterfield 7 and Blackpool 236.
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

CRICH NEWS - SHEFFIELD 510 sees light of day for filming etc on 9 April 2014 - Hazel Quarmby

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

BLACKPOOL 117 ARRIVES AT CRICH 9 APRIL 2014 - Hazel Quarmby

 Photos taken on 9 April  at Crich when Blackpool 711 arrived on loan for the 2014 season.




Wednesday, April 09, 2014

ARNHEM OPENAIR MUSEUM ON SUNDAY 6 APRIL 20014

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

AMSTERDAM TRAM MUSEUM AT HAARLEMMERMEER STATION 5 APRIL

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!

Peek-a-boo

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.

Prague

AMSTERDAM 3-8 APRIL 2014

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

Rear view

Route 13

Route 16 at Haarlemermeer Station

Centraal 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

CRICH ON 1 APRIL 2014 - Frank Bagshaw

Chesterfield 7

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.

Glasgow 1068

Leeds 345 at Glory Mine

BLACKPOOL FLEXITY 28 MARCH 2014 - Frank Bagshaw

Flexity 2 tram no 007 in service on the Promenade

Saturday, March 29, 2014

CRICH FIRST DAY OF SERVICE 29 MARCH 2014 - Hazel Quarmby

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.

'Spongebob' at the side of the Assembly Rooms

Chesterfield 7 at Glory Mine

Leeds 180 waiting for staff at Wakebridge

Disability tram Erik passing Leeds 180 at Wakebridge
New entrance sign

Glasgow 1068 en route for Glory Mine

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

BIRMINGHAM MIDLAND METRO PROGRESS ON MONDAY 24 MARCH 2014

No 6 arriving at Wolverhampton St Georges
No 13 in Snow Hill Station

Corner of Corporation Street and Bull Street looking towards Snow Hill

Corporation Street

Top of Corporation Street

Corporation Street

Crossover at top of Corporation Street looking towards Snow Hill

Crossover at top of Corporation Street looking towards New Street

Corporation Street towards Snow Hill
 

Corporation Street

Corporation Street