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334017 was being taken to Polmadie for repairs following a collision with some cows 11.6.18
265 has became the 20th tram to carry a CR Smith advert, being the recipient of an identical advert to 256, which received its advert on 21st May. Both trams advertise CR Smith's door window and conservatory upgrade and repair service. One of the panels has 'FIX' in large red letters with the other section listing the items that they can fix. The advert appears to be the same on both sides.
268 became the 2nd tram to carry an advert for Parabola, who are developing a new “community and architectural exemplar” at Edinburgh Park. The advert is identical to the advert that 254 received last week except that the colours are inverted with a mainly green base with the text and patches in the pinky colour (they are the opposite way about on 254).
265 and 268 become the 25th and 26th trams to receive adverts, meaning that tram 264 is now the only Edinburgh tram not currently wearing an advert.
Trams seen on 8th June were: 261, 252, 260, 265, 268, 273, 276
Another week and yet another new advert livery on the Edinburgh Tramway! 254 has received an advert for Parabola, who are developing a new “community and architectural exemplar” at Edinburgh Park. The advert features a pinkish coloured base with dark green spots, which runs along the top of the tram and the whole of sections 3 and 5 on each side.
On one side, sections 3 and 5 contain the following text: "a new community and architectural exemplar at Edinburgh Park by Parabola" in small text near the top, then "Edinburgh Park" in large text and the website address "myedinburghpark.com" in small writing.
The other side also has the website address but has the following text in sections 3 and 5: "Edinburgh Park" in small text and in large text: "New Ground for Edinburgh".
254 is the 24th tram to receive an advert with only 264, 265 and 268 remaining in fleet livery. A further advert is expected soon as CR Smith have extended their advertising contract to cover 20 trams and 19 trams currently carry CR Smith adverts.
Trams seen in service on 2.6.18 were: 273, 252, 256, 261, 259, 276, 254, 266 and 274
During Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June, the SRPS operated a 'Routes and Branches' tour, which took in a number of different lines and stations across Central Scotland including, the Neilston Branch, Hamilton Circle, Fife Circle, Larkhall, Cathcart Circle, Ayr, Largs, Helensburgh Central, North Berwick and Edinburgh Waverley.
The Friday night portion utilised Caledonian Sleeper's 86401 and 37025, which is currently on loan to GBRF. The Saturday portion used 37403, which is currently on loan to DRS and 37025.
I caught the Saturday tour passing through Dalmeny while working 1Z95 from Leith South - Mossend. 37403 was leading with 37025 on the rear.
With the Cobbinshaw line closed between Midcalder Junction and Carstairs East Junction for engineering works on 26th May, Crosscountry services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley were diverted via the Shotts line instead.
I went to Hartwood to catch 2 of these workings, operated by Cross Country Super Voyagers 221125 and 221126.
Also noted were
|221125 passes through Hartwood with the diverted 1C80 Glasgow Central - Edinburgh service||156501 passes through Hartwood with 1Y96 Glasgow Central - Edinburgh Waverley||156738 passes through Hartwood with 1Y95 Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central||221126 passing through Hartwood with the diverted 1S45 Plymouth - Glasgow Central service|
During week beginning 21st May, a 19th Edinburgh Tram has emerged into service in an advert for CR Smith. Tram 256 is the recipient of the advert, which rather than having the From ...... To...... section that the other 18 CR Smith advert trams carry, the tram advertises their door window and conservatory upgrade and repair service. One of the panels has 'FIX' in large red letters with the other section listing the items that they can fix. The advert appears to be the same on both sides.
With the advert being applied to Tram 256, 23 of the fleet now carry adverts (19 wearing CR Smith adverts: 251, 252, 253, 255, 256, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 266, 267, 269, 270, 272, 274, 275 and 277, 1 in Qatar Airways advert: 271, 2 in #jointhepact advert: 257 and 273 and 1 in an inhouse advert for the Royal Highland Show: 276) leaving only 4 of the fleet (254, 264, 265 and 268) in full fleet livery.
Also noted in service on 25.5.18 were 273, 256, 276, 264, 260, 261, 270.
365513 is identical in every respect to 365523, which debuted yesterday.
365517 is still at Glasgow Works, whilst 365525 became the 4th unit to arrive in Scotland and unlike the others delivered so far, it was hauled north by 57303 rather than by road which the first 3 sets were.
A further 6 sets are due to be delivered in the coming weeks and are expected to be odd numbered sets from the 365/5 range. Entry to service is expected to take place by July.
Due to windscreen problems delaying the class 385's from entering service and a number of DMU's due to go off lease in the next few months, Scotrail have temporarily leased 10 class 365's, which have recently gone off lease with Great Northern.
They have kept their front that looks like a smiley face and have essentially kept the Great Northern livery but with doors changed from light to dark blue and Scotrail logos added to the bodysides. The first of three 365's already in Scotland saw its first use on Driver Training today (10th May).
365523 spent the day shuttling between Queen Street or Eastfield and Linlithgow Up Passenger Loop.
Today I caught 366523 on its first journey running from Queen Street - Linlithgow UPL on 2Z52.
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