Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

Picture in Time: Bournemouth 85

This week as we continue our look into the archives we feature a tram now part of the national collection at Crich – it is Bournemouth 85.

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In Pictures: A windy day at Crich

Trams may now be running through to Glory Mine again at Crich – with passengers still unable to alight there whist the work is completed – but it was a different story on Saturday 27th April when the effects of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Works Cars in the depot at Crich

We recently featured photos of Sheffield trams in the depot at Crich which raised the question – just where was Glasgow 1282? Well as this latest image from the home of the National Tramway Museum shows it hasn’t run away … Continue reading

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In Preview: Beer and Bands combine at Crich

The May Day Bank Holiday will once again see the Beer and Bands event at the Crich Tramway Village with a number of bands confirmed to appear over the two days of the event – Sunday 5th and Monday 6th … Continue reading

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Trams to return to Glory Mine in time for the 1940s

Since the Crich Tramway Village re-opened for the 2019 season all trams have only been running between Town End and Wakebridge because of the over-running track and overhead works at Glory Mine. But now in time for Easter – and … Continue reading

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New vicar goes for a tram ride

The Parish of Crich and South Wingfield – which covers the area around the Crich Tramway Village – has a new vicar and to celebrate the fact he went for a tram ride and had his reception at the museum … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield trams rest at Crich

In this short pictorial update we take a quick look around Crich’s tram sheds where two Sheffield trams were stabled side-by-side – one is part of the operational fleet whilst the other has long been withdrawn. We also see Croydon … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Opening Day of 2019 season at Crich

As we reported at the weekend another season of operation is now underway at the Crich Tramway Village with daily opening starting on Saturday 16th March. The first day saw Leeds pair 345 and 399, Glasgow 22 and Berlin 223 … Continue reading

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Season’s start on the MER and at Crich

A sure sign that Spring has almost sprung is the return of more tramways for another season of operation – Saturday 16th March saw two more lines start their 2019 season, those at Crich and on the Manx Electric Railway.

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Box 40 enters service at Beamish

Thursday 14th March was a momentous day for Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 as it entered service at Beamish – becoming the third tram to run on four different tramways in UK tram preservation. 40 is unlikely to be used … Continue reading

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Wakebridge to act as terminus as Crich gets ready for new season

Over this winter the big project at the Crich Tramway Village has been to relay the track at Glory Mine but unfortunately it has now been confirmed that the work isn’t going to be completed in time for the start … Continue reading

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Glory Mine and the case of the missing siding!

On 24th February, work was continuing on the track work at Crich Tramway Village which has seen the Glory Mine passing loop renewed over the closed season. On this date London Tramlink 058 was used to transport a further four … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Rare moves around the Exhibition Hall at Crich

On 24th February, a number of trams and other objects were moved around at Crich Tramway Village as part of the project to install new displays in the Great Exhibition Hall. The creation of a new exhibition on the life … Continue reading

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Box 40’s long farewell to Blackpool

As has been widely publicised Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 is to leave Blackpool after almost 23 years (save for a short period back at Crich in 2014) at some point in March but before it goes it will see … Continue reading

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Work continues on Glory Mine relay

It’s not just Blackpool, Manchester and the West Midlands who are currently enjoying track laying as the major winter project at the Crich Tramway Village also involves some new track being put down. Unlike the other aforementioned locations though at … Continue reading

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Box 40 to run at Beamish and Crich in 2019

If the news that Manchester 765 was to visit Beamish in time for April’s Great North Steam Fair wasn’t enough to persuade you to make a visit how does it sound if you added Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 to … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leeds 602

A very popular tram – part of the static collection at Crich nowadays of course – with enthusiasts is Leeds 602 and that is the tram which features in today’s look into the photographic archives.

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In Pictures: Newcastle 102 under attention at Crich

Although the main ongoing restoration project at Crich Tramway Village at the moment is London County Council 1, that hasn’t stopped work from being started on a major overhaul for Newcastle 102 which is being funded by members of the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Paisley 68 & Newcastle 102

Open top trams are always popular – no matter whether you are by the seaside or alongside a quarry in the Derbyshire countryside! In this edition of Picture in Time we feature two of Crich’s examples of open toppers; neither … Continue reading

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A makeover for London Transport 1622

As reported previously on this website, London Transport 1622 has recently moved into the workshop at Crich Tramway Village for preparations to be made for an overhaul which will allow the tram to return to regular service. This will include … Continue reading

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