Sunday, August 02, 2009

Glasgow 1100

1 & 2. Glasgow in 1961. 1100 operated peak hour journeysfrom Partick Depot to the shipyards at Clydebank.

3 & 4. Crich in 1966.
5. Wakebridge in 1969.

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Glasgow 1115

1961, 1971 and 1992.

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Leeds 180 and Blackpool 166

I found these three pictures in amongst some family photos taken in 1984.

1 & 2. One Sunday afternoon I was working as a volunteer Gate Attendant and Kath was driving 180 and overhead line work was in progress at Glory Mine. The technique was for the bow to be pulled down whilst 180 coasted under the repairs. However Bob miscalculated and the bow hit a large heavy screw jack. The following weekend Kath was presented with the remains of 180's bow.
3. 180 parked at the end of the line demonstrating the superior track layout at that time.
4. Blackpool 166 at Wakebridge.
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Thursday, January 01, 2009

A trolleybus

Two pictures of Derby trolleybus 215. The first one was taken on New Year's Day a long time ago.
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Sunday, November 09, 2008


These pictures were taken in March 1986 and are some of the last colour slides that I took. The main project that winter was doubling the track to Cliffside but a broken bracket arm at Glory Mine also had to be replaced.

1 & 2. The work scene at Cliffside - we were just passing through with the tower wagon.
3. Wakebridge enroute for Glory Mine.
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Thank you to Lukasz in Poland for spotting a mistake which I have now corrected. 

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Tracklaying early in 1984

During the winter of 1983/84 the track fan in front of Depot II was relaid for the second time.
Depot II was the first Atcost building at Crich and was built to hold 6 trams. Rail from the former Crich Mineral Railway was laid on wooden sleepers in the depot and the trams man-handled in using lengths of temporary rail which were then taken up. Over the years the depot was extended forwards and the track fan from the Douglas Head Marine Drive tramway in the Isle of Man was laid to give access to the trams. The rail inside the depot was replaced with grooved tram rail and the floor concreted. Finally in 1983/84 the DHMD rail was replaced with grooved tram rail.

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