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.







Sunday, October 12, 2014

SOUTHERN ITALY AND SARDINIA TOUR SEPT/OCT 2014 - GENT

Onwards to Gent, our final stop of the tour, and into Autumn!  It was very damp and rainy and the light wasn't too good but I did my best.  At least I got my steak frite for dinner (although not cheval, as it is not eaten in Gent, apparently!).  That's all for now folks! 
Don't know when/where is next yet for 2015, but might be Edinburgh soon - we'll see.

In the old town in the middle of a downpour

Route 4 to Moscou in the old town - nice to see they are still running

Route 1 passing the castle

A route 4 running along the 1 and 22 at 2130 hours..

SOUTHERN ITALY AND SARDINIA TOUR SEPT/OCT 2014 - SAARBRUCKEN

We left Bologna at 0800 on Monday morning bound for Saarbrucken, a very long day,  We arrived about an hour before dinner was due to be served, so only the hardiest spotters ventured out to find the station and the trams.  On our departure it was arranged that those who wanted to ride part of the new line extension as far as Hausweiler Markt  could so so and the bus would pick them up at the stop.

At the tram station showing the delightful weather!

Most have advertising liveries

At the tram station at the Railway Station

Tram en route for Lubbgach at Hausweiler Markt with our coach waiting in the background

SOUTHERN ITALY AND SARDINIA TOUR SEPT/OCT 2014 - FLORENCE

Enroute to the malcontented Bologna, we paid a short visit to Florence.  We were dropped off at the terminus and had time to ride the line to the end and then have a little time to stop off here and there for photos before departure to Bologna. Florence has just the one route at the moment with a second under construction.

en route to Villa Constanza

Leaving the city

At the town of Sidice two stops from the end of the line at Alamanni Stazione


At the terminus Alamanni Stazione.  You can just see the poles leading off to the right to the depot, which is the other side of the motorway