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Chasing the Tram!

15 Jul 2021 10:31AM   Views : 227 Unique : 156

We were exploring the southern half of Heaton Park in Manchester, this time looking for images to test the Panasonic Leica 25-50mm f/1.7 zoom lens. I did intend to include the Tram Museum, but needless to say, thanks to Covid19, it was firmly closed. However, the Heaton Park tram was running so we went running after it.

The first clue that there were trams about:
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Sure enough, the tram appeared from beyong the museum building and trundled past and into the woods:
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Too late! By the time we had chased up to the place I wanted, the tram had chased off into the woodland. So we patiently waited. We realised that it wasn't very far to the terminus, so guaged ten minutes beforfe it trundled back again. Yes! Ten minutes was about right and the tram appeared from within the folds of summer woodland:
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All that remained then was to leg it to the other end of the woodland section, turn around and wait for the tram to return. Ten minutes again? Yes!
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Finally, a quick shot of the tram driver as he whooshed by, just missing slicing our toes off at the level crossing.
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That was our bit of excitement just before lunch, so it was then off to the Lakeside Cafe, a wonderfully barren looking building that evokes all the vintage charm of a 1950's park cafe. Excellent!

Comments


Robert51 12 7 123 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2021 7:40PM
Great set of images and having the image without the tram adds to the expectation of what's coming over the hill. Great job.
jacomes Plus
6 28 39 Portugal
18 Jul 2021 9:36AM
No ride on the tram then? with photos.
James
18 Jul 2021 9:57AM
Sadly no ride on the tram this time, but next time......
topsyrm Plus
10 28 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2021 4:41PM
Nice shots, cool Tram.

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