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  1. Online Video was a company which produced a lot of tramway, trolleybus and railway videos back in the days before DVDs came along. Nothing to do with the film having been available on the internet. Some of these videos are available as DVDs from Wolverton Rail.
  2. From British Industries Review, September 1924. This proved to be awkward to scan as the pages were wider than my A4 scanner and were not very well cut. I managed to get all the text and images in (just!) Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
  3. unfortunately Rare & Racy closed in June 2017
  4. I make occasional visits to Sheffield and have a few photos. I shall be back in March with my husband who likes to film things, so I should have some film to share at a later date. From the days of test running before the passenger service started, car 202 coming off the new line at Meadowhall South/Tinsley Car 204 waiting on the curve. It is a very tight curve. A visit in late December: Cars 201 & 206 at the low height platforms at Rotherham Central Station 206 passing the heavy rail platforms at Rotherham 206 approaching Parkgate 206 at the Parkgate terminus 206 leaving Parkgate and rejoining the main line The other end of the route: Cathedral Although a couple of heavy rail trains were seen passing Parkgate, the chance to get shots of main line trains and tram-trains together was scuppered by train guards being on strike. As my next visit will be on a Friday there should (hopefully) be a proper train service running. I am also looking to use additional locations for photography and filming as I will have more time.
  5. That looks rather more convincing than my first suggestion. I based it to some extent on the belief that at such an early date the original Tinsley to Nether Edge route was still operating, but I was mistaken. As early as 1901 Tinsley was linked with Millhouses, so the Millhouses terminus seems a likely answer, especially with the additional evidence presented.
  6. My first thought is Wostenholm Road near the junction with Priory Place, but I don't have time to look in more detail at the moment.
  7. Some more from the same book Eclipse Hack Saw Blades from James Neill Interchangeable Steel Type from Edward Pryor & Son Springs and Spring Washers from John Tonks & Co
  8. Some products made in Sheffield and advertised in the above mentioned publication. Apologies for the wonky scans - I had to use a hand held scanner and my hands are not the steadiest anymore: "Dunelt" Hollow Steel Bars from Dunford & Elliott "Celfor" Soft Centred Steel from Sanderson Brothers & Newbould Precision Tools from Moore & Wright Lots of things from John Holding & Co
  9. 1939 Mechanical World Year Book, featuring an advert for the Interchangeable Steel Type developed by Edward Pryor. Apologies for the slightly wonky scan - I had to use a hand held scanner.
  10. I will be heading to the Carlton Colville in September as part of a holiday in Suffolk. I have managed to pick the trolleybus weekend, so who knows if 513 will be in use. Anyway, a couple of shots of 513 in Blackpool on 11th August 1985. I wasn't able to be in Blackpool for the main Centenary celebrations so had a day out on what turned out to be a very wet August day. Thankfully the rain stopped enough for me to get some photos without ruining my camera! I also need to find and re-scan my negatives of these shots as technology and my editing skills have improved a lot since I originally scanned them. And one from November 2009 when 513 was used on a tour to commemorate the end of street running in Fleetwood before the rebuilding for the new trams. This was also a very wet day and photos were taken with a small point & shoot camera. I certainly wasn't getting any expensive camera kit out in that weather. As with Gordon's photo from 2010 above, 513 looked very smart indeed at the time.
  11. C C Hall mentions that agreement between the Corporation and North Western to jointly operate services to Castleton and Buxton was made in 1927 or 1928, so it seems likely that North Western operated into Sheffield on the Castleton route 72 until that company's demise. A quick comparison between the current route 271/272 timetable and that of the 72 from 1967 does indeed show that timings of the North Western journeys and the current Hulleys journeys are not that dissimilar, although there is some variation due to the current service being more evenly spaced and more frequent.
  12. Wilson Gumpert was the name of the shop you, which was on Fitzalan Square. It was at one point owned by Redgates, although I know little more than that. Wilson Gumpert on Sheffield History