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Supertram

Supertram

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Dec 2011, 00:30
She's a sleek model, Bill...is she quick, smooth and quiet?
Bill Phillips: She is indeed Ray. right up your street
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2011, 00:51
I am all for the easiest way to get from A to B.
Bill Phillips: I was quite impressed with it.
The last time I rode a tram was during the 1960's when I lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Really like how you've presented this one, Bill. I can almost feel like I standing right there.
Bill Phillips: They scrapped all the trams here years ago but they are making a comeback now!
This is a brilliant picture Bill. It really looks alive. I feel that I am watching the scene through a window and that supertram is going to move off any second. Bit different to the old trams eh?
Bill Phillips: a lot different but the principle is basically the same!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Dec 2011, 06:47
Looks good love the building behind
Bill Phillips: thanks vintage. Good solid northern building!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Dec 2011, 06:55
Nice shot: Sheffield innitt?

Gawd only knows why we got rid of 99% of tramage but nice to see them returning. Did Droiters ever have them?
Bill Phillips: Certainly is. Getting rid of trams was a big mistake. Droiters never had them, but, of course, Brimingham did. I used to love the trolley buses when we lived in Hampton
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Dec 2011, 07:19
I used trams all the time when I lived in Hannover (Germany) and Amsterdam, Bill. So much handier than driving a car in the Cig Bity, if you ask me. So I love seeing them. Gotta love the colors here!
Bill Phillips: I confess part of the reason for going to Sheffield was to have a ride on the tram! Ange discovered she had an ancestor who was a Sheffield Cutler and we also discovered our wedding present cutlery in the museum!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Dec 2011, 07:30
At first I thought: Wow- Droitwich's tram! - but now I see we are in Sheffield -Sheffield is a vibrant city and famous university? (My letter friend from Doncaster studied there German language) -Like Ginnie I like to use the trams in Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich... -and to study their itineraries.
A very finely composed and toned evening picture!
Bill Phillips: It poured with rain the day we were there but i enjoyed the tram
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2011, 07:37
Super picture, Bill - lots of depth and interest
Bill Phillips: Thank you Elisabeth. It was a cold wet day but I enjoyed the tram!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Dec 2011, 09:24
Malin Bridge via Gleadless Townend; also via Cathedral and Infirmary Road.

Next stop will be City Hall.
Bill Phillips: It will indeed
Are you going somewhere?
Bill Phillips: We had arrived and were waiting to go bac to the park and ride car park. It took us a while to work out which tram we were supposed to be on...a right pair of hicks from the sticks grin
Fine image, Bill. Of course, Sheffield had to replace the tram lines they'd ripped up years before! My nearest stop is the University of Sheffield stop, but by the time I walk there, it's only another 15 mins to walk to the town centre, so I never use it!
Bill Phillips: We stayed at a Travelodge near the park and ride so left the car there and had a 5 minute ride to the Cathedral!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 7 Dec 2011, 10:54
That sounds like something one would find printed on a child's toy set - Super Tram.
Bill Phillips: a modern version of Toby
A very nice picture Bill. I like the color of the building in this one.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Frances, it is a nice colour isn't it
I've only ever seen these near Meadowhall but never ridden on them. They have some fine trams in Nottingham these days and are going to extend the network. There was a very good programme about trams on BBC4 the other evening.
Bill Phillips: I must try and see if it is on iplayer
I love the reflections on the (super)tram grin
Bill Phillips: Thank you Laura and thanks for stopping by.
I do like trams for some reason and went on a few in Prague. This one is looking splendid Bill
Bill Phillips: They are quick and much more fun than buses!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2011, 18:05
What a super Supertram. I'm pleased that they are making a comeback and I hope that we may get back trolleybuses, too. I read somewhere that the Government wants to get rid of all petrol and diesel-engined vehicles by 2050 (so where is the £50 billion annual payment from the motorist in taxes going to come from?)
Bill Phillips: They will find a way of screwing us Alan have no fear
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Dec 2011, 18:05
There was a programme on trams on BBC4 Monday night. I've recorded it but not yet seen it.
Bill Phillips: I will have to look and see if it is on iplayer
Nice to see them in use, always seem a good idea, I just about remember trolly buses using overhead power in London.
Bill Phillips: I have an early childhood memory of trolley buses but this was my first trip on a working tram as opposed to one at Crich!
Not a patch on the old fashioned bone shakers Bill, the modern traveler has it all too easy.
Bill Phillips: Hahaha true but I think trams and light railways have a lot to offer Les

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