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RE: BIRMINGHAM TRAMS

#16 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:35 am

They were probably heading for Nechells and got lost


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RE: BIRMINGHAM TRAMS

#17 by tca , Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:09 pm

love the trams,


 
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#18 by tca , Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:24 pm

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=melbou...iw=1920&bih=947

http://www.yarratrams.com.au/media-centr.../2011/melbourne's-new-tram-network-map-revealed/

Attached is a link to Melbourne trams, the old green trams are still around they have been repainted in the brownish colour and are used in the city proper in a circle so tourists can hop on and off, free, we have lots of new trams some bend in the middle, all the big trams stops are raised so no stepping up,

Fares are good - I can ride any train, any tram or any bus within an all day pass that's roughly a circle around Melbourne of 25 miles - so 50 miles accross doesn't matter which mode I use or how many times I get off or on - I cannot pay more than $3.80 thats around five pounds, so good value

Lyn the trams speed in city proper is about 25 - 30k, outside around 60kph which is our speed limit 60k is I think 35mph


 
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RE: BIRMINGHAM TRAMS

#19 by Voltman , Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:03 pm

Good stuff TCA.
I reckon trams would be the transport of the future if it wasn't for the overhead cables being such a mess.

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Or go to http://www.yarratrams.com.au


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RE: BIRMINGHAM TRAMS

#20 by Slow Jo , Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:15 pm

When we were kids we couldnt afford holidays but mom saved a few bob and we caught a tram ,it started from navigation street in the town centre and finished by the lickey hills.it went down bristol road in the middle of the dual carriageway passed the austin works long gone now ,and we had to go up stairs of course no inside for us never mind what the weather was,we loved it.happy days .

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#21 by astoness , Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:54 pm

hello jo..nice to see that you are finding your way the forum...its amazing how back in the day although none of us had much spare money we always found plenty to do..here are two photos that may bring back memories for you...the first one is of a tram on bristol road and the other one is the terminus at the lickey hills...my aunt used to live very close by so i spent many happy hours there..click on the pics to enlarge jo..

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#22 by tca , Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:35 pm

try this link http://www.yarratrams.com.au/ open the new E class tram picture 8 i think tram bends in two places for tight turns


 
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#23 by Slow Jo , Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:39 pm

I used to live at the end of the 40 tram route .it went from villa road handsworth,lozells, six ways aston up to gravelly hill.that was before spaghetti junction. I, with lots' of others stood and waved off the very last tram,along time ago,happy memories.

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#24 by Voltman , Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:34 am

We certainly shouldn't be bringing back horse trams....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-23846756


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#25 by Sheldonboy , Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:29 pm

Why Not
With the state of the rushhour traffic, they would have no trouble keeping up.


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#26 by Voltman , Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:47 am

Even people who work with horses appear to have a problem staying out from under their hooves.


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#27 by Slow Jo , Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:49 am

Think you could follow the horses with a bucket and shovel ,save a fortune on fertilizer, have done that for my dad but not recently.

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#28 by Sheldonboy , Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:24 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #26
Even people who work with horses appear to have a problem staying out from under their hooves.

I would imagine more people are dead or injured due to going under wheels than ever went under wheels.


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#29 by mikejee , Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:21 pm

Sorry SB, is it me or you that is a bit woozy?

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#30 by Sheldonboy , Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:56 pm

Sorry mike I see what you mean, it should have read "than ever went under hooves", its an age thing.


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