Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

In Pictures: Blackpool Boat 236 official relaunch into service

Last week we reported on how Blackpool Boat 236 had re-entered service at Crich following workshop attention over the winter and now the work has been recognised with an official relaunch of the tram on Tuesday 25th April when it … Continue reading

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Blackpool Boat car 236 – looking as good as new!

Blackpool Boat car 236 has been receiving some attention in the Crich Tramway Village workshop over the winter months, returning it to a more original appearance. This work has now been completed and the tram returned to service on 20th … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Vienna 4225

Today Picture in Time is heading back to Crich for a view of a tram which although it remains on site at the home of the National Tramway Museum in 2017 is in a different identity. It is Vienna 4225 … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Three new Photo Galleries for you this week with photos coming from Crich, Heaton Park and Manchester Metrolink:

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In Pictures: First UDE of 2017 at Crich

Saturday 8th April saw the first Ultimate Tram Driving Experience of the year at Crich with Liverpool 869 the tram chosen for the role. Alongside 869 a three car service operated – Chesterfield 7, Glasgow 22 and London County Council … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Bournemouth 85

A tram which was in the news last year for its transfer of ownership is the feature of today’s Picture in Time – Bournemouth 85.

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New exhibition at Crich for 2017

Arms to Armistice is a new exhibition at the Crich Tramway Village – the second in the series of exhibitions to examine how the outbreak of the First World War affected the tramways of Britain. This exhibition looks at the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A normal day at Crich

The Crich Tramway Village opens daily between March and November every year but we tend to only feature it when there is a special event with other vehicles on site or an intensive tram service in operation. But for most … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crich opens for 2017

Services resumed at the Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 18th March for the start of another operating season which will see trams run every day until Sunday 5th November 2017. The standard three tram service was in operation with Chesterfield … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Preparations for the new season at Crich

In nine days time on Saturday 18th March another season will commence at the Crich Tramway Village and with this in mind preparations are in hand which has seen Cardiff 131 out and about cleaning the track. 131 started its … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cardiff 21 shows off new lighting at Crich

Crich may have been closed to the public since the end of October but that doesn’t mean that nothing has been going on at the home of the National Tramway Museum. Aside from the high profile going on in the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leicester 76

Another tram which has been a very rare performer at Crich is the feature of today’s Picture in Time instalment – Leicester 76.

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New voluntary Permanent Way Engineer appointed at Crich

Dermot Kelly has been appointed as the voluntary Permanent Way Engineer at Crich Tramway Village. The new role has overall responsibility for managing for track infrastructure from ensuring it is safe for day to day operation through to the planning … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leeds 600 & Glasgow 812

It is the summer of 1971 for this edition of Picture in Time as we head to a quarry in Derbyshire which is, of course, home to the National Tramway Museum or as it is known today the Crich Tramway … Continue reading

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Glasgow 22 in, Glasgow 1068 out at Crich in 2017

18 different electric passenger trams are set to be used in service at the Crich Tramway Village in 2017. As expected London Transport 1622 is not part of the operational fleet this year and it has been joined in the … Continue reading

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Crich awarded £100,000 for depot improvements

It is pleasing to announce that the Tramway Museum Society have been awarded grant funding of £100,000 towards the cost of improving the main depots at Crich Tramway Village. This will help to provide a much improved environment for the … Continue reading

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Berlin 223 006-4 on its travels

In November one of the most vital members of the operational fleet at the Crich Tramway Village went on a road trip with Berlin 223 006-4 travelling to Manchester Metrolink’s Queens Road Depot for some attention.

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Looking ahead to 2017: Crich Tramway Village

As one year rapidly comes to a close our attention starts to turn to the next and plans are made for events at the various heritage tramways across the UK. We have already reported on the events planned for the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Prague 180

We have previously seen the subject of today’s “Picture in Time”, Prague 180, in operation at Crich but not when it had only been in the UK a few days having escaped from its home country before the Soviet tanks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bluebird gets a roof

A major milestone in the restoration of London County Council 1 “Bluebird” has been reached with the tram’s roof being reunited with the body. In a similar procedure to when the body and roof were split back in March the … Continue reading

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