Thursday, 10 March 2016

New arival Thursday 10th March 2016

Dear all
A delightful new arrival today at Wirksworth - TSO (Tourist Second Open) 5145 built at Derby in 1966 with 64 seats at tables and capable of being heated by steam or electricity. A most useful addition to our fleet which make on train catering a delightful experience. Many thanks go to Derek Mason for making this aquisition possible.
A video is also attached on the very early days of the Tramway Museum. A disc was left for me at Wirksworth Station some time ago by an unknown person, step forward if it was you!, and I have managed to convert it to a Youtube video. Scenes include John Bull, the Beyer Peacock steam tram that ended its days as Gorton Works shunter but made a fleeting visit to Australia in its early days. Unfortunately it is now stuffed and mounted in the Exhibition Hall at Crich. The red head seen very briefly on the diesel, Rupert, was me! - happy days.