Icebreaking - January 2013
Icebreaking - January 2013
During the winter of 2012/2013, Electric Traction Ltd. hired locomotives to Network Rail for Overhead Line Equipment ice clearance, based at Carlisle, operating as required in icy weather.
Metrolink East Manchester Line - Jan/Feb 2013
Metrolink East Manchester Line - Jan/Feb 2013
Test running and first days of operations.
Morocco - March 2013
Morocco - March 2013
First trip to Africa, based around the PTG "Rail Wonders of Southern Morocco" trip. See trip report.
Sunday 17th March 2013: Marrakech depot visit then private trip to Benguerir and back
Monday 18th March 2013: Marrakech to Safi via Benguerir
Tuesday 19th March 2013: Safi to Casablanca, then private trip on the Casablanca tramway system
Wednesday 20th March 2013: Casablanca to Oued Zem and return
Thursday 21st March 2013: Casablanca to Casablanca Airport and to Jorf Laskar and El Jadida, and return
Friday 22nd March 2013: Casablanca to Rabat for a trip on the tramway system there, and the end of the PTG trip
Saturday 23rd March 2013: Casablanca to Tanger and the branch to Ksar Sghir
Sunday 24th March 2013: Tanger to Fès
Monday 25th March 2013: Fès to Marrakech and the flight home
Greece - April 2013
Greece - April 2013
These photos were taken on a ten day trip to Greece in April 2013, see trip report.
8th April 2013: Athens to Thessaloniki via the Florina branch;
9th April 2013: Thessaloniki to Piraeus and Athens via the Volos, Stylida and Halkida branches;
10th April 2013: travelling from Athens to Patra, via the Diakofto - Kalavryta 750mm gauge railway;
11th to 15th April 2013: 5-day railtour on the Peloponnese metre gauge railway system - also listed here;
16th April 2013: Athens local rail, metro and tram routes;
17th April 2013: Athens area.
Germany - May 2013
Germany - May 2013
Flew to Berlin then by train to Warszawa; then by train through Poland (photos) before the PTG tour of Lithuania (photos).
Poland - May 2013
Poland - May 2013
Travelling from Warszawa to Vilnius before the PTG tour of Lithuania (photos).
Lithuania - May 2013
Lithuania - May 2013
Arriving via Poland (photos); 7 days of PTG railtour around the Railways of Lithuania; then home from Vilnius airport. The album for each day has individual details.