Our latest update on work with Liverpool 869 is a little like a school science experiment, but gives a fascinating insight into the processes that our contractors Dorlec Ltd use.
So what were they up to, well it was a major step forward in 869's overhaul as the new axles were reassembled with their wheels and gears, and what makes it so fascinating was the use of liquid nitrogen as part of the process to reassemble them.
It has been a little while since we updated you on our track work programme that we have been undertaking over the closed winter period.
A lot of hard work has taken place by the Museums staff, volunteers and partner contractors to complete the job, but we are now into the final stages of the project and finishing off those last few tasks to complete everything.
It is always rather satisfying when a project that you have been working on for some time ends and you can see all the hard work that has gone into it.
A recent rather large and sometimes complicated project has been to rescan and in some cases scan for the very first time, a large selection of slides and negatives, that are going towards a new book to be published on the tramways of Portugal.
In 2015 we are shining a spot light on how our tramways continued to operate during the First World War. We have a brand new exhibition for visitors to explore, called Tramway Tommies and Clippie Girls and a week long special event in July.