|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
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
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
A few pictures of the alterations at Victoria Station with one of the new tracks in place and in use. Still single line working.
Friday, July 04, 2014
A new tram tour started today : Pc Figueira - R Fanqueiros - Sé - Graça and back, using 700 class cars
Monday, June 30, 2014
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.
or tel. 01773 744835 which has an answerphone, so that I can let the TMS know. Thank you. Kath
Friday, June 27, 2014
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
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
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
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.
|Along the River|
Friday, June 06, 2014
Frank Bagshaw has visited Edinburgh this week to sample the new trams. Frank reports the trams were well patronised, especially with people trying out the new service. However, ticket pricing may become an issue, it's £1 more expensive by tram to the airport than by bus. An "all day" ticket up to Ingleston P+R is £3.50 and that is just one stop short of the airport, to include that terminus the all day fare is £9.
During the evening rush hour trams seem to be held up by other traffic on Princes Street. However, the trams run particularly smoothly so no issues with ride quality.
Photos of trams: in Princes Street, West End and at Airport terminus are below.
New liveries on Lisbon trams.
We´re close to Santo Atónio, (), Lisbon holiday, typical commemorations with sardines and red wine.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
I paid a quick visit to Manchester, mainly in the pouring rain, and managed to find time to go to Ashton and Oldham King Street.
|Approaching King Street Oldham stop en route to East Didsbury|
|Ashton tram en route at Holt Town|
|At the compulsory stop Shude Hill|
|Work in progress at Victoria|
|Track being laid and further along gauge checking was in progress|
|Coming off the single track on the approach to Shude Hill|
|Waiting to receive the staff on the approach to Victoria single line|