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Adverts for Edinburgh Trams 257 and 273 16.2.18

February 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 The adverts keep on coming for Edinburgh's CAF Urbos 3 trams with 257 and 273 both receiving adverts in the past week for Johnnie Walker's (Diageo) Don't drink and drive campaign.  

Both adverts are identical and are in the usual style of Edinburgh adverts with the full section 3 and 5 covered and the other sections having the area above the windows covered.  

Both trams are expected to retain the adverts until the end of April.   With 257 and 273 receiving their adverts, there is now only 5 of the fleet of 27 trams still in fleet livery: 254, 256, 264, 265 and 268.

In service today was: 252, 253, 255, 257, 258, 261, 264, 267, 273, 274, 275 

257's advert detail257's advert detailSome of the detail of 257's advert 16.2.18 257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18
257 257 257 257
273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 273 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 273 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 273 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18 273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 273 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18
273 273 273 273

 


First HST power cars in Scotrail Livery at Prestonpans 13.2.18

February 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

43033+43148 at Prestonpans43033+43148 at PrestonpansThe first set of HST powercars in Scotrail livery: 43033 and 43148 pass through Prestonpans with 0S04 Loughborough Brush - Craigentinny 13.2.18 Today, the first pair of Scotrail liveried Class 43's headed north to Craigentinny.  The Dark Blue fronted locos with white sides containing some of the landmarks of the bigger cities from around Scotland passed through Prestonpans around 3.30pm this afternoon.  

43033 and 43148 are seen passing through Prestonpans with 0S04 Loughborough Brush - Craigentinny light engine move.


Blackpool Heritage Trams 10.2.18-12.2.18

February 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

717 at Fleetwood Ferry717 at Fleetwood Ferry717 is stabled on the loop at Fleetwood Ferry whilst working on a Private Hire 11.2.18 I was in Blackpool for the February holiday weekend and the heritage tram service was in operation.   The blue timetable, which operates between Pleasure Beach and North Pier with 4 journeys to Cabin.

On Saturday, the service began with Balloon 717 and Ex Towing Railcoach 680 (I think), it was swapped over for Brush Car 630 after 1 journey.    717 was on route A (first 2 workings to Cabin of the day) and 630 was on Route B (last 2 Cabin workings). 

680 was later seen stabled in front of the electrical compound at Rigby Road depot.   Centenary car 642 was also spotted on the depot fan complete with a pair of newly repainted trucks.  Also prominent at the front of the depot was Balloon 711, complete with snowploughs.   

It was heat free Sunday as it was absolutely freezing out on the Prom and both trams in service didn't have heaters!   However this was more than made up for by Balloon 715 (route B) being one of the trams! The other was Brush Car 631(Route A) (which had its heaters removed when it had its swingover seats retrofitted).    Balloon 717 was also out, however it was working a Private Hire, which took in Fleetwood and the Pleasure Beach. 

Monday saw a return to heater fitted trams with Brush Car 630 on Route A and Balloon 717 operating on Route B.  There was a depot shunt taking place with Brush Car 632 spending some time on the depot fan and Bolton 66 on Hopton Road.   Over the weekend Flexities 001, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were seen, however there was no sign of 6,7,11,16, 17 and 18.

Day Route A Route B Private Hire
Sat 717 630  
Sun 631 715 717
Mon 630 717  

photographs from the weekend can be found at: http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/p890382945


New Caledonian Sleeper Mark 5's at Uddingston 9.2.18

February 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

more photos of Edinburgh Tram 271's advert 3.2.18

February 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Caledonian Sleeper ECS and more 27.1.18

January 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

My Sightings from today

320413 at Greenfaulds320413 at Greenfaulds320413 at Greenfaulds with 2V66 Dalmuir - Cumbernauld 27.1.18 320413 at Greenfaulds with 2V66 Dalmuir - Cumbernauld 27.1.18
60047 at Greenfaulds60047 at Greenfaulds60047 passes through Greenfaulds with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth oil tankers 27.1.18 60047 passes through Greenfaulds with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth oil tankers 27.1.18
73966 tnt 73968 at Greenfaulds73966 tnt 73968 at Greenfaulds73966 tnt 73968 pass through Greenfaulds with 5Z25 Aberdeen - Polmadie Sleeper ECS 27.1.18 73966 tnt 73968 pass through Greenfaulds with 5Z25 Aberdeen - Polmadie Sleeper ECS 27.1.18
385104+385103 at Prestonpans385104+385103 at Prestonpans385104+385103 approach Prestonpans while working 2Z23 Dunbar - Edinburgh training run 27.1.18 385104+385103 approach Prestonpans while working 2Z23 Dunbar - Edinburgh training run 27.1.18
385103 and 380012 at Prestonpans385103 and 380012 at Prestonpans385103 on the rear of 385104 pass through Prestonpans while working 2Z23 Dunbar - Edinburgh training run whilst 380012 prepares to depart with 2Y26 Edinburgh Waverley - North Berwick 27.1.18 385103 on the rear of 385104 pass through Prestonpans while working 2Z23 Dunbar - Edinburgh training run whilst 380012 prepares to depart with 2Y26 Edinburgh Waverley - North Berwick 27.1.18
380015 at Prestonpans380015 at Prestonpans380015 arrives into Prestonpans with 2Y05 North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley 27.1.18 380015 arrives into Prestonpans with 2Y05 North Berwick - Edinburgh Waverley 27.1.18
156475 at Prestonpans156475 at Prestonpans156475 passes through Prestonpans with 5S00 Heaton - Glasgow Works 27.1.18 156475 passes through Prestonpans with 5S00 Heaton - Glasgow Works 27.1.18

 


Advert for Edinburgh Tram 271 27.1.18

January 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralThe latest Edinburgh tram to appear in and advert livery, 271 is seen at Edinburgh Park Central wearing an advert for Qatar Airways 27.1.18 Edinburgh's CAF Urbos 3 tram 271 is the latest of the Edinburgh fleet to receive an external advert.   This will be the first time that 271 has received an external advert.  

271 is advertising Qatar Airways and is the second company to advertise on the trams.  

The advert is mainly maroon based and continues the tradition of the advert liveried tram of the advert being located along the top of the tram with sections 3 and 5 having full length adverts containing contravision.

12 trams were in service today, these were 252, 253, 255, 257, 258, 264, 267, 271, 273, 274, 275 and 277.   253 261 (not in service today) and 273 have all recently returned to service following many months stored.   The fleet are cycled in and out of service on a regular basis to allow the fleet to get equal usage.   

271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralThe latest Edinburgh tram to appear in and advert livery, 271 is seen at Edinburgh Park Central wearing an advert for Qatar Airways 27.1.18 271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park CentralThe latest Edinburgh tram to appear in and advert livery, 271 is seen at Edinburgh Park Central wearing an advert for Qatar Airways 27.1.18 271's advert livery271's advert liverySome of the detail of Edinburgh Tram 271's Qatar Airways advert 27.1.18
271 271 271

 


37175 tnt 37219 at Lanark 23.1.18

January 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Scotrail HST on Driver Training at Dalmeny 19.1.18

January 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

50008 at Carstairs 15.1.18

January 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

50008 at Carstairs50008 at Carstairs50008 with barrier vehicles and 3 ex first Great Western mark 3's approach Carstairs East Junction with 5Z50 Leicester - Craigentinny coaching stock move 15.1.18 50008 with barrier vehicles and 3 ex first Great Western mark 3's approach Carstairs East Junction with 5Z50 Leicester - Craigentinny coaching stock move 15.1.18

Most of my Photographs and sightings are from my favourite locations in the Lanarkshire area, including

  • Carstairs
  • Float Viaduct
  • Abington
  • Cartland
  • Hartwood
  • Greenfaulds
  • Holytown
  • Coatbridge Central
  • Auchengray
  • Carluke
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