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Edinburgh Tram 276's advert

August 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

276 at Edinburgh Park Central276 at Edinburgh Park Central276 wearing it's new advert for the Edinburgh Dungeon, approaches Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 8.8.18 I returned to Edinburgh earlier in the week to try and get some photographs of Edinburgh tram 276 in it's Edinburgh Dungeon livery.  

Luckily 276 was the very first tram that I saw that day!  

The livery, the same on both sides of the tram, advertises their Braveheart's revenge show, which opened in June 2018.

Also of note, one of the panels on 257's #jointhepact advert has been changed on either side of the tram to show a person signing their name on a wall full of signatures.

276 advert panel276 advert paneladvert panel on tram 276 8.8.18 276's advert276's advertadvert panel on tram 276 8.8.18 276 at Edinburgh Park Central276 at Edinburgh Park Central276 pauses at Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 8.8.18

 


70816 at Hartwood 10.8.18

August 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

70816 at Hartwood70816 at HartwoodColas liveried 70816 passes through Hartwood with 6B34 Viewpark - Oxwellmains cement working 10.8.18 Colas liveried 70816 passes through Hartwood with 6B34 Viewpark - Oxwellmains cement working


66149 at Camelon

August 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

66149 at Camelon66149 at CamelonDB red liveried 66149 approaches Camelon with 4N30 Mossend - Grangemouth Containers 10.8.18 DB red liveried 66149 approaches Camelon with 4N30 Mossend - Grangemouth Containers


56302 at Prestwick 9.8.18

August 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

56302 at Greenfaulds56302 at Greenfaulds56302 passes through Greenfaulds with 6N47 Prestwick Airport - Grangemouth Aviation Fuel tanks 9.8.18 Over the past few weeks, Colas liveried 56302 has been working on the Grangemouth - Prestwick Airport and the 6N47 return Aviation fuel working. 56302 is seen at Greenfaulds working 6N47 on 9.8.18


37405 and Caroline at Coatbridge Central 9.8.18

August 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

37405 at Coatbridge37405 at Coatbridge37405 and observation coach 'Caroline' approach Coatbridge Central with 2Z02 Perth - Carlisle via the Glasgow and South Western line 9.8.18 37405 and observation coach 'Caroline' approach Coatbridge Central with 2Z02 Perth - Carlisle via the Glasgow and South Western line


Edinburgh Trams Fleet List 5.8.18

August 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

With the many different advert liveries featured on the Edinburgh Trams, here is a table showing the current advertising livery for each tram and previous adverts carried.

Number Current Advert Previous Adverts
251 CR Smith (From Cumbernauld to St Fillans) #tramspotting
252 CR Smith (From Bannockburn to Dundee)  
253 CR Smith (From the Royal Mile to Balintore)  
254 Parabola “community and architectural exemplar”  
255 CR Smith (Fae Leith tae Alloway)  
256 CR Smith (Window, Door and Conservatory repair and restoration)  
257 #jointhepact Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign.  
258 CR Smith (From Turnberry to Blair Drummond)  
259 CR Smith (From Carrbridge to the Forth)  
260 CR Smith (From Glasgow - Peterhead)  
261 CR Smith (From Glen Nevis - North Queensferry)

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2017

£3.20 return (Promoting return tickets to Scotland v Wales in Rugby 6 nations 2017)

Trampede (Promoting the Royal Highland Show 2017)

Edinburgh Festival 70 (Promoting Edinburgh Festival's 70th anniversary and travel by tram to it)

262 CR Smith. (From Dunblane - St Andrews)  
263 CR Smith.(From Lossiemouth - Kinross)  
264 Parabola and the Festival Fringe  
265 CR Smith (Window, Door and Conservatory repair and restoration)  
266 CR Smith. (From Falkirk to Musselburgh)  
267 CR Smith. (From Largs - Dundee)  
268 Parabola “community and architectural exemplar”  
269 CR Smith (From Inverness to Edinburgh)  
270 CR Smith (From Fraserburgh - Finneston)  
271 Tiso Qatar Airlines
272 CR Smith (From Troon - Edinburgh)  
273 #jointhepact Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign.  
274 CR Smith (From Pitlochry - Meadowbank)  
275 CR Smith (From Speyside to Aberdeen)  
276 Edinburgh Dungeons

Edinburgh's Christmas 2017 and Hogmanay 2018

Royal Highland Show 2018

277 CR Smith. (From Lochmaben to Dunfermilne)  

 


Edinburgh Trams update 4.8.18

August 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

254 at Edinburgh Park Central254 at Edinburgh Park Central254 departs Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 4.8.18 I haven't been to Edinburgh to photo the trams for a couple of months, however as there are a further 3 new adverts on the trams since I was last there, I thought I'd better go for a visit!

New adverts

276 has received an advert for the Edinburgh Dungeons.   The advert has a mainly black base and is of the standard all over advert design.   Unfortunately, the tram wasn't out in service today so didn't manage a photograph.  This advert replaced the Royal Highland Show advert previously carried.

264 was the final tram to retain fleet livery and is now the third tram to receive an advert for Parabola, however this one is also advertising the Fringe Society and is due to wear this livery 12 months.

271 has received an advert for Tiso, this has replaced the all over advert for Qatar Airlines that it had carried since January.

During August, the trams are operating through out the night on Saturdays to allow easy travel home from the Festival.  Also the trams are beginning to receive fleet numbers above the cab windscreens

Trams seen in service on 4.8.18:

251, 254, 256, 262, 263, 264, 266, 267, 268, 271, 272, 277

264 at Edinburgh Park Central264 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 264 wearing an all over advert for Parabola and the Fringe Festival approaches Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 4.8.18 advert panel on 264advert panel on 264Tram 264's advert panel 4.8.18 264 at Edinburgh Park Central264 at Edinburgh Park Central264's advert panels 4.8.18
264 264 advert panels 264 advert panels
271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 in it's new advert for Tiso, approaches Edinburgh Park with a York Place - Airport service 4.8.18 271's advert panel271's advert panel271's advert panel 4.8.18  
271 271 advert panel (all 4 the same)  

 

 


37612 tnt 37421 at Lanark 2.8.18

August 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

37612 tnt 37421 at Lanark37612 tnt 37421 at LanarkOn hire to Colas from Harry Needle, debranded DRS blue 37612 top and tailed with 37421 are about to depart Lanark with 1Q75 Mossend - Mossend Network Rail PLPR test train 2.8.18 On hire to Colas from Harry Needle, debranded DRS blue 37612 top and tailed with 37421 are about to depart Lanark with 1Q75 Mossend - Mossend Network Rail PLPR test train 2.8.18


Scotrail Class 365 Fleet list

July 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
With the E&G line going over to all electric unit working from 19th July, there is a greater requirement for class 365's to operate services. 8 of the 10 units delivered have now entered service, with 7 sets operating on 19th July and 8 operating on 20th July. There are 8 diagrams in operation on the E&G line Only 365513 and 365523 have still to operate in passenger service. Class 385's also begin operation on the line on 24th July with 380's also having commenced working on the Falkirk Grahamston services. Here is a fleet list containing the 10 365's that are in operation.
Unit Number Vehicles       Notes  
365509 65902 72257 72256 65943   365509 at Polmont365509 at Polmont365509 departs Polmont with 1R71 Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central 19.7.18
365513 65906 72257 72264 65947   365513 at Polmont365513 at PolmontMaking its debut on driver training duties for the E & G line, 365513 arrives into Polmont with 2Z67 Linlithgow UPL - Cowlairs DPL training run 11.5.18
365517 65910 72273 72272 65951   365519+365517 at Polmont365519+365517 at Polmont365519+365517 depart Polmont with 1R76 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley 9.7.18
365519 65912 72277 72276 65953   365519+365517 at Polmont365519+365517 at Polmont365519+365517 arrive into Polmont with 1R76 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley 9.7.18
365521 65914 72281 72280 65955   365521+365537 at Polmont365521+365537 at Polmont365521 +365537 pass through Polmont with 1R74 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley 19.7.18
365523 65916 72285 72284 65957 First unit to be delivered and used on driver training 365523 at Linlithgow365523 at Linlithgow365523 pauses at Linlithgow on its first driver training working for Scotrail with 2Z52 Glasgow Queen Street - Linlithgow UPL. The livery is an amended version of the Great Northern livery with dark blue doors and Scotrail branding. 10.5.18
365525 65918 72289 72288 65959   365521+365525 at Polmont365521+365525 at Polmont365521+365525 pause at Polmont with 1R67 Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Queen Street 16.7.18
365529 65922 72297 72296 65963   365517+365529 at Polmont365517+365529 at Polmont365517+365529 depart Polmont with 1R73 Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Queen Street 16.7.18
365533 65926 72305 72304 65967 Last unit to be delivered 365533 at Polmont365533 at Polmont365533 pauses at Polmont with 1R76 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley 19.7.18
365537 65930 72313 72312 65971 named 'Daniel Edwards - Cambridge Driver 1974-2010'

365521+365537 at Polmont365521+365537 at Polmont365521 +365537 pass through Polmont with 1R74 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley 19.7.18

 


All electric service on E&G line and EMU's to Falkirk Grahamston 19.7.18

July 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

365533 at Polmont365533 at Polmont365533 pauses at Polmont with 1R76 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh Waverley 19.7.18 Thursday 19th July saw Electric units working for the first time between Glasgow Queen Street and Falkirk Grahamston.   The electrification was recently completed from Cumbernauld up to Falkirk Grahamston and then on to the Edinburgh - Glasgow Line.   380013 and 380017 were the units working on the service on the first day.

Meanwhile on the Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Queen Street line, the service between the 2 cities was operated entirely by Electric units for the first time, with class 365 and 380's operating the workings.

Units operating were:

  • 365519
  • 365533
  • 365509
  • 365517+365529
  • 365521+365537
  • 380111
  • 380107
  • 380008+380116

 

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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