Scottish Trains Website: Blog http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Scottish Trains Website (Scottish Trains Website) Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:02:00 GMT Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:02:00 GMT http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v44/u1614541-o761250848-50.jpg Scottish Trains Website: Blog http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog 120 90 Edinburgh Tram 251's advert http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/edinburgh-tram-251s-advert Passing Gogar Depot earlier today, I decided to look in and see which trams were stabled there.   Parked near the fence along side the road was tram 251 in its #tramspotting livery, which promotes the 7 minute service which operates during each day.   I took the opportunity to get a few photos of the tram.

 

251 at Gogar Depot251 at Gogar DepotCAF urbos 3 number 251 wearing its #Tramspotting all over advert, which advertises the 7 minute daytime service now in operation. The tram is stabled at Gogar Depot 16.9.17 251's advert251's advert251's #Tramspotting advert on section C of the body side 16.9.17 251 at Gogar Depot251 at Gogar Depot251's #Tramspotting advert on section G of the body side 16.9.17
Full Tram one of the advert sections the other advert section

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) #tramspotting 251 caf urbos 3 edinburgh tram gogar depot http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/edinburgh-tram-251s-advert Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:23:22 GMT
East Coast Diverts at Crawford 16.9.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/east-coast-diverts-at-crawford-16-9-17 43317+43206 at Crawford43317+43206 at Crawford43317+43206 head north through Crawford with the diverted 1S09 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh 16.9.17 Today was day 1 of the East Coast Diverts via the Tyne Valley, Carlisle and the West Coast Main Line to Carstairs South Junction.

I spent a couple of hours at Crawford, 2 miles south of Abington this afternoon and Here are my sightings:

66737 heads north past Crawford with the diverted 6S45 North Blyth - Fort William Alcans

88003 heads north past Crawford with 4S43 Daventry - Mossend containers

43274 'Spirit of Sunderland' and 43308 head south through Crawford with the diverted 1E15 Aberdeen - London Kings Cross

East Midlands Trains liveried 43061 on the rear of an HST set led by 43309 pass Crawford with the diverted 1E17 Edinburgh Waverley - London Kings Cross

43317+43206 head north through Crawford with the diverted 1S09 London Kings Cross - Edinburgh

66047 passes Crawford with 4M30 Grangemouth - Daventry containers

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(Scottish Trains Website) 43061 43206 43274 43308 43317 66 66047 66737 88 88003 crawford db cargo drs east coast hst virgin trains west coast http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/east-coast-diverts-at-crawford-16-9-17 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:37:57 GMT
Adverts 9 and 10 for Edinburgh trams 15.9.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/adverts-9-and-10-for-edinburgh-trams-15-9-17 267 at Ingliston Park and Ride267 at Ingliston Park and Ride267 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 15.9.17 Adverts 9 and 10 of 18 of the CR Smith Advertising contract have now been applied to 2 members of the tram fleet.   As before, the stunning graphics that have created for each advert features a pair of iconic Scottish locations.

The latest adverts in the series sees:

  • From Largs to Dundee featuring a Viking and Viking Longboat (Vikingar, Largs) and the SS Discovery ship from Dundee.   This advert is worn by 267 and appeared in service during week beginning 11.9.17
  • From Pitlochry - Meadowbank featuring a leaping salmon making its way up the river and a hurdler jumping over a wall.   The advert is worn by 274 and appeared in service during week beginning 11.9.17
267's advert detail267's advert detailstunning artwork on 267's CR Smith advert featuring a Viking and Viking longboat (Largs) and the SS Discovery (Dundee) 15.9.17 274's advert detail274's advert detail274's CR Smith advert features stunning artwork featuring a salmon leaping up stream (Pitlochry) and an athlete jumping over a hurdle (Meadowbank) 15.9.17
267 274

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 267 274 cr edinburgh smith trams http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/adverts-9-and-10-for-edinburgh-trams-15-9-17 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:55:37 GMT
Brush Car Friday http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/brush-car-friday 623 at Pleasure Beach623 at Pleasure BeachWartime liveried Brush Car 623 pauses on the loop at Pleasure Beach before heading back to Rigby Road 16.7.17 Blackpool Heritage Trams Trust have announced that as part of the 132nd anniversary weekend celebrations, that a bonus event will happen on Friday 22nd September.   During the afternoon, a special timetable of 'Cleveleys Flyers', running from Pleasure Beach - Cleveleys, using 4 Brush Cars.  

The event should see the following trams in service:

  • the debut of 621, which has not run since 2004 (repainted in 50's livery)
  • 623 (on loan from Heaton Park and in Wartime Livery)
  • 630 (on loan from Crich Tramway Museum and in 90's livery)
  • 631

Over the remainder of the weekend, all servicable heritage trams will run at some point, there are also depot tours and a display of stored trams outside the depot and on the depot fan.

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(Scottish Trains Website) 621 623 630 631 blackpool blackpool trams brush http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/brush-car-friday Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:32:44 GMT
More new adverts for Edinburgh Trams 8.9.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/more-new-adverts-for-edinburgh-trams-8-9-17 261 at Ingliston Park and Ride261 at Ingliston Park and Ride261 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Edinburgh Airport - York Place service, it was the 6th tram to receive CR Smith advertising, replacing its previous advert for the Edinburgh Festival that it carried during August 8.9.17 Adverts 7 and 8 of 18 of the CR Smith Advertising contract have now been applied to 2 members of the tram fleet.   Like before, the stunning graphics created for each of the advert features a pair of iconic Scottish locations.

The latest adverts in the series sees:

  • From Fraserburgh to Finnieston featuring a crane of the feathered variety (Fraserburgh) and the famous Finnieston crane (with the SECC in the background) on the banks of the Clyde.   This advert is worn by tram 270 and appeared in service early in week beginning 4.9.17.
  • From Dunblane to St Andrews featuring a Tennis player (with more than a passing resemblance to Andy Murray!) and a golfer (with more than a passing resemblance to Tiger Woods!) with a tennis net in the foreground and the old course in the background.   This advert is worn by 262 and appeared in service during week beginning 4.9.17

I managed to catch both trams at Ingliston Park and Ride as well as tram 260 with the From Glasgow - Peterhead graphics (that I didn't manage to see on Sunday). I also managed to get better photos of the advert sections on trams 259, 266, 272 and 261.

270 at Gogar Depot270 at Gogar Depotnot the best of shots due to the position of the tram at Gogar depot, however here is tram 270's CR Smith panel featuring from Fraserburgh - Finnieston with 'feathered' crane and the Finnieston crane on the banks of the Clyde 8.9.17 262's advert panel262's advert panelfrom Dunblane to St Andrews featuring a tennis player and golfer on tram 262 8.9.17

260's advertising panel260's advertising panelfrom Glasgow - Peterhead panel on 260's CR Smith advertising panel including the famous statue with the traffic cone on its head and the Peterhead lighthouse 8.9.17

 

 

270 262 260
259's advert vynal259's advert vynal259's from Carrbridge to the Forth vynal, which makes up part of the advert for CR Smith carried by this tram 8.9.17 266's advert266's adverttram 266's CR Smith advert featuring a Falkirk Kelpie and Musselburgh Racehorse 8.9.17 272's advert panel272's advert panel272's advert panel featuring a sandcastle on Troon Beach and the world famous Edinburgh Castle 8.9.17
259 266 272
261's advert panel261's advert panelfrom Glen Nevis to North Queensferry panel on 261's CR Smith advert featuring an ice climber and a diver 8.9.17    
261    

Also spotted at Ingliston Park and Ride stop today were the following trams:

253

274

259

261

260

258

269

266

272

257

262

254

 

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 253 258 259 260 261 262 263 266 269 270 272 cr smith edinburgh trams http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/more-new-adverts-for-edinburgh-trams-8-9-17 Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:37:20 GMT
More Edinburgh Tram adverts http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/more-edinburgh-tram-adverts 263 at Gogar Depot263 at Gogar DepotCaf Urbos 263 is seen at Gogar Depot in its new advertising vynals for CR Smith. The advert locations are From Lossiemouth - Kinross with fighter planes and geese featuring in section 3/5. 3.9.17 Adverts 3 -6 of CR Smith's advertising contract for 18 trams have now been applied to the Edinburgh fleet.   Each advert features stunning artwork pairing iconic Scottish locations or images that reflects not only the geographical spread of CR Smith’s customer base, but also celebrates Scotland’s soul and personality.

The latest batch sees:

  • Glasgow’s cone crowned Duke of Wellington with the white and orange striped lighthouse at Peterhead (260)
  • Lossiemouth's RAF fighter plane and Kinross Geese (263)
  • A Mountaineer climbing Glen Nevis and a diver at North Queensferry (261)
  • A sandcastle on Troon Beach and Edinburgh Castle (272)

261's advert replaces the Edinburgh Festival advert that the tram carried during late July / August.   Unfortunately I didn't catch 260 but saw the other three.   Here are the advert sections of the 3 trams.

 

261's advert detail261's advert detailsome of the detail of 261's new advert 3.9.17 263's advert detail263's advert detailsome of the detail of 263's new advert for CR Smith 3.9.17 272 at Gyle Centre272 at Gyle Centresome of the detail of 272's new advert for CR Smith 3.9.17
261 263 272

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 261 263 272 c r smith edinburgh trams http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/more-edinburgh-tram-adverts Sun, 03 Sep 2017 21:12:02 GMT
Freightliner 90's at Holytown 3.9.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/freightliner-90s-at-holytown-3-9-17   90048+90045 at Holytown90048+90045 at HolytownFreightliner class 90's 90048 and 90045 pass through Holytown with 4M49 Mossend - Daventry intermodal 3.9.17 Freightliner class 90's 90048 and 90045 pass through Holytown with 4M49 Mossend - Daventry intermodal 3.9.17

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(Scottish Trains Website) 90045 90048 freightliner holytown intermodal http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/freightliner-90s-at-holytown-3-9-17 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 20:32:43 GMT
Colas Test train at Greenfaulds 2.9.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/colas-test-train-at-greenfaulds-2-9-17 37219 tnt 37421 at Greenfaulds37219 tnt 37421 at Greenfaulds37219 top and tailed with 37421 approach Greenfaulds with 1Q77 Mossend - Inverness Network Rail Test Train 2.9.17   a quick visit to Greenfaulds this afternoon and 2 sightings

334015 departs with 2V46 Dumbarton - Cumbernauld service

Colas liveried 37219 top and tailed with 37421 are seen approaching  Greenfaulds with 1Q77 Mossend - Inverness Network Rail Test Train

then on the way home, a quick stop off at Holytown for

66733 passing through with 6S45 North Blyth - Fort William Alcans

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(Scottish Trains Website) 334015 37219 37421 66733 alcans class 37 class 66 colas gbrf greenfaulds holytown network rail scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/colas-test-train-at-greenfaulds-2-9-17 Sat, 02 Sep 2017 23:07:21 GMT
Brush Car 630 returns to Blackpool http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/brush-car-630-returns-to-blackpool Blackpool Electric Locomotive (717) tows Blackpool Brush Car 630 at CrichBlackpool Electric Locomotive (717) tows Blackpool Brush Car 630 at CrichBlackpool Electric Locomotive (717) tows Blackpool Brush Car 630 out of the workshops and then pushes it into the main depot at Crich 6.8.16 It has been announced that Brush Car 630 will be returning to the Blackpool Tramway from the National Tramway Museum at Crich on loan at some point soon.   The loan deal, which will allow 630 to remain in Blackpool until 2018, means that the tram will be able to take part in the Brush Car's 80th Anniversary celebrations taking place during the September Gold Weekend on 23rd and 24th September.   The deal will have an added benefit for Crich as the depot there is having its roof replaced this winter and the move will mean them having to find a place to temporarily store the tram, it will allow the tram to be stored undercover and gives Blackpool the advantage of having a heater fitted single decker to use on the heritage service.

630, like it's 19 sister cars were built by Brush of Loughborough in 1937, entering service in the same year.    Originally the inside of the Brush tramcars were considered to be the most luxurious trams ever built for British Tramways, with cushioned seating, heaters, clock and ceiling panels housing concealed lighting.    The Brush Cars have been a popular and reliable member of the Blackpool fleet for 80 years and were still seen in regular service until 2004 when a number of them were mothballed, however a handful survived in service until 2011.   Of the 20 trams built, 16 of them are still in existence in some form today.

630 was given a major overhaul in 1994/95 and featured low voltage lighting, trafficators, bumpers, new style lifeguards and fixed bus seats.   630 was the final Brush car to receive a major overhaul.    After many years of all year round use on the tramway on both service and specials and with the end of traditional tramway in sight, 630 was withdrawn from service in October 2011, just one week before the end for the traditional fleet.   630 was repainted into the 1990's livery carried when it first re-entered service in 1995 in preparation for its move to Crich.   630 entered service at Crich in 2012 and has seen use there ever since.   630's return to Blackpool will see all 4 of the active (or will be by September) Brush Cars (621, 623, 630 and 631) in service at the Gold Weekend, with a further 5 (624, 625, 627, 632 and 634) probably on display at the depot over that Gold Weekend.  

Further information on the Brush Cars can be found at my Blackpool Trams website http://blackpool-trams.yolasite.com/brush-trams.php 

Original Number Post 1968 Number Status Notes
284 621 Being overhauled Expected to return to service in September 2017 with the heritage fleet.
285 622 Static classroom Static Classroom at Anchorsholme Primary School
286 623 Heritage Fleet On loan from Heaton Park until November 2017
287 624 Stored Former engineering car 259, stored awaiting restoration to 1937 condition as 287
288 625 Stored Stored at Rigby Road on behalf of a private individual
289 626 Stored In store at Pacific Road, Birkenhead
290 627 Stored Stored at Rigby Road on behalf of Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust
291 628 Stored Body scrapped in 1968, used as a flat wagon and rail crane.   Numbered 260
292 629 Scrapped  
293 630 In Service (Crich) Currently based at the National Tramway Museum Crich, going on loan to Blackpool until 2018.
294 631 Heritage Fleet In service with the Heritage Fleet
295 632 Stored Stored awaiting an overhaul
296 633 Heritage Fleet rebuilt in 2001 as Illuminated Fishermans Friend Trawler.   Renumbered 737.
297 634 Stored Stored awaiting overhaul
298 635 Stored Clay Cross In store at Clay Cross (National Tramway Museum), restoration part complete
299 636 Test Tram Used for testing at SET Derby
300 637 Stored Stored at Fleetwood Docks
301   scrapped  
302 638 scrapped received an experimental conversion to one person operation, was later converted back to a conventional tram, scrapped 1984.
303   scrapped was used as part of an experiment with VAMBAC controls. Scrapped 1963.

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 blackpool brush trams http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/brush-car-630-returns-to-blackpool Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:05:46 GMT
44871 at Bo'ness 19.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/44871-at-boness-19-8-17 44871 at Bo'ness44871 at Bo'nessBlack 5 44871 is seen stabled at Bo'ness 19.8.17 Black 5 44871 is seen stabled at Bo'ness

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(Scottish Trains Website) 44871 black 5 bo'ness http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/44871-at-boness-19-8-17 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:11:55 GMT
Camelon Freight 19.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/camelon-freight-19-8-17 70804 at Camelon70804 at Camelon70804 approaches Camelon with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks 19.8.17 70804 approaches Camelon with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks

170472 at Camelon with 2P38 Dunblane - Edinburgh Waverley

66434 approaches Camelon with 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen containers

 

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 170472 66 66434 70804 camelon colas drs scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/camelon-freight-19-8-17 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:09:49 GMT
30 minutes at Carstairs 18.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/30-minutes-at-carstairs-18-8-17 66102 at Carstairs66102 at Carstairs66102 leaves Carstairs with 4E99 Mossend - Tees Dock Containers18.8.17 380112 arrives at Carstairs with 1D59 Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central

3250xx+0xx+014 head south through Carstairs with 1M44 Shieldmuir - Warrington Royal Mail Train

66303+66421 waits in the down goods loop at Carstairs with 6Z18 Carlisle Yard - Mossend engineering working 

66102 leaves Carstairs with 4E99 Mossend - Tees Dock Containers

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(Scottish Trains Website) 325014 380106 380112 66 66102 66303. 66421 brush drs scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/30-minutes-at-carstairs-18-8-17 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:40:02 GMT
44871 at Carstairs 17.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/44871-at-carstairs-17-8-17 44871 at Carstairs44871 at CarstairsBlack 5 number 44871 departs the Down Goods Loop at Carstairs after taking on water whilst working 5Z78 Carnforth - Bo'ness loco and support coach move 17.8.17 Black 5 number 44871 stopped off in the Down Goods Loop at Carstairs this afternoon.   The loco and its support coach had stopped to take on water whilst working on 5Z78 Carnforth - Bo'ness loco and support coach move.   Arriving 15 minutes early, the loco was filled up with water before departing 1 minute early.

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(Scottish Trains Website) 44871 carstairs http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/44871-at-carstairs-17-8-17 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:47:22 GMT
66080 at Carluke 13.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/66080-at-carluke-13-8-17 66080 at Carluke66080 at Carluke66080 passes through Carluke with 6K14 Millerhill - Kilmarnock engineering working 13.8.17 66080 passes through Carluke with 6K14 Millerhill - Kilmarnock engineering working

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(Scottish Trains Website) 66080 carluke db schenker http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/66080-at-carluke-13-8-17 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:11:19 GMT
68's at Bo'ness 12.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/68s-at-bo-ness-12-8-17 68027+68003 at Bo'ness68027+68003 at Bo'ness68027+68003 seen stabled at Bo'ness, the first time class 68's have visited the line 12.8.17 12th August saw 68027 and 68003 reach Bo'ness to become the first of the class to visit the heritage line.    They were stabled here for the day as they are required for the Northern Belle, however today 37602 and 37609 took the tour to Oban and back so both locos had an off day!   Both locos were seen stabled in the yard at Bo'ness.

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30 minutes at Camelon 12.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/30-minutes-at-camelon-12-8-17 60085 at Camelon60085 at Camelon60085 approaches Camelon with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks 12.8.17 170396 arrives at Camelon with 2P37 Edinburgh Waverley - Dunblane

170478 departs Camelon with 2P38 Dunblane - Edinburgh Waverley

60085 approaches Camelon with 6S36 Dalston - Grangemouth tanks

66429 approaches Camelon with 4A13 Grangemouth - Aberdeen containers 12.8.17

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(Scottish Trains Website) 170394 170478 66 66085 66429 camelon colas drs scotrail http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/30-minutes-at-camelon-12-8-17 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:13:47 GMT
Carstairs 66's 11.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/carstairs-66s-11-8-17 66432 tnt 66430 at Carstairs66432 tnt 66430 at Carstairs66432 top and tailed with 66430 wait in the down goods loop at Carstairs with 6Z18 Carlisle Yard - Mossend engineering working 11.8.17 66432 top and tailed with 66430 were seen this afternoon waiting in the down goods loop at Carstairs with 6Z18 Carlisle Yard - Mossend engineering working

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(Scottish Trains Website) 66430 66432 carstairs drs http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/carstairs-66s-11-8-17 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:06:19 GMT
Bo'ness 37's 11.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/boness-37-s-11-8-17 I had a quick visit to Bo'ness this afternoon and saw a line up of class 37's in the Diesel Yard!

One of Bo'ness' resident 37's 37261 was parked outside of the Diesel shed with DRS 37's 37602+37609, which are up to work the Northern Belle from Edinburgh - Oban tomorrow and West Coast's 37685.

Also seen was 27005, which was stabled in the display shed in between restoration work being carried out on it.

37261, 37602, 37609 and 37685 at Bo'ness37261, 37602, 37609 and 37685 at Bo'ness37261, 37602, 37609 and 37685 seen stabled in the yard at Bo'ness 11.8.17 27005 at Bo'ness27005 at Bo'ness27005 is seen stabled in the display shed at Bo'ness in between restoration work 11.8.17
37261, 37602, 37609 and 37685 at Bo'ness 27005 in the display shed at Bo'ness in a lul in work to its restoration

 

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(Scottish Trains Website) 27005 37261 37602 37609 37685 boness bo'ness drs http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/boness-37-s-11-8-17 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:02:51 GMT
37602+37609 at Camelon 10.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/37602-37609-at-camelon-10-8-17 158727 and 37602+37609 at Camelon158727 and 37602+37609 at Camelon158727 with 2J69 Falkirk Grahamston - Glasgow Queen Street passes 37602+37609 at Camelon on Carlisle Kingmoor - Bo'ness loco and support coach move 10.8.17 On Saturday the Northern Belle is visiting Oban.   Due to Route Availability, traction that can be used on the Oban line is limited so a pair of 37s are required.   In connection with this working, 37602 and 37609 complete with a support coach, worked as 5Z37 from Carlisle Kingmoor to Bo'ness.  

37602+37609 were seen today approaching Camelon on 5Z37 Carlisle Kingmoor - Bo'ness

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(Scottish Trains Website) 37602 37609 camelon drs northern belle http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/37602-37609-at-camelon-10-8-17 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:42:16 GMT
Edinburgh Tram 266's new advert 10.8.17 http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/edinburgh-tram-266s-new-advert-10-8-17 266 at Gyle Centre266 at Gyle CentreCAF Urbos 266 in its new advert livery for CR Smith arrives at Gyle Centre with an Edinburgh Airport - York Place service 10.8.17 I decided to pop back to Edinburgh and try and get a photo of Edinburgh CAF Urbos 3 tram 266 in its new advert livery, having missed it yesterday and I wasn't disappointed!

266's advert for CR Smith features a CR Smith van on one of the wheel sections with a Musselburgh Racehorse and Falkirk Kelpie on the other wheel section.  

The advert looks stunning and is very well designed.  

Trams 259 and 266 are the first of 18 trams that will carry CR Smith adverts and it is expected that the 3rd advert liveried tram, which will feature the Orange and White striped lighthouse at Peterhead and Glasgow's Duke of Wellington statue complete with traffic cone and is expected out soon.  

When the 18 trams are complete, there will be 20 trams in advertising livery, with 251 wearing the #tramspotting advert and 261 wearing the Edinburgh Festival advert, although this will probably be changed for another in house advert once the Festival is over at the end of the month.

 

Some of the detail of 266's advert

266 at Gyle Centre266 at Gyle Centresome of the detail of 266's new advert 10.8.17 266 at Gyle Centre266 at Gyle Centresome of the detail of 266's new advert 10.8.17
Kelpie and Racehorse on one of the Wheel Sections CRSmith Van on the other wheel section

A closer look at 261's advert

261 at Gyle Centre261 at Gyle CentreCAF Urbos 3 number 261 in its Edinburgh Festival advert livery pauses at Gyle Centre with an Edinburgh Airport - York Place service 10.8.17 261 at Gyle Centre261 at Gyle CentreSome of the detail of 261's Edinburgh Festival Advert 10.8.17 261 at Gyle Centre261 at Gyle CentreSome of the detail of 261's Edinburgh Festival Advert 10.8.17
261's Edinburgh Festival Advert All Night Trams every Saturday during August panel 70th Anniversary pane
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(Scottish Trains Website) 261 266 caf urbos 3 cr smith edinburgh festival edinburgh trams gyle centre http://scottishtrains.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/edinburgh-tram-266s-new-advert-10-8-17 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:33:07 GMT