Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Newcastle 114

A lot of this series has been of trams from Crich heading off to other locations on loan but there hasn’t been a huge amount of traffic in the opposite direction, indeed the only trams to visit Crich did so … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool & Fleetwood Rack 2

Another tram not originally intended to travel to Blackpool for the 125th anniversary was Blackpool & Fleetwood Rack 2 but following the problems with transporting double deckers from Crich it was offered as a substitute and thus made its way … Continue reading

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Trams move in and out of the Crich workshop

As reported previously, some further shunting of various trams took place at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 25th November ready for the next phase of the depot refurbishment work to get underway. However, there were also a few trams being … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Brush 630

We bring you right up to date with tram loans today with the feature of this article being the tram which has most recently gone on loan to another tramway. The tram is Blackpool Brush 630.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Cardiff 131

Probably the most unusual tram to be loaned over the past 15 years is Cardiff 131 – and its left its usual home at Crich twice!

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Blackpool Balloon 711

Its another Blackpool tram which has spent some time away from its home tramway in recent years which features in our loan tram series today. The tram is Blackpool Balloon 711 – the only Balloon Car to have been fitted … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Glasgow 1068

2013 was a significant year for the tramway at Beamish, as it was the 40th anniversary of the first trams running. To mark the occasion a couple of trams were loaned to the museum one of which was Glasgow 1068 … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Oporto 273

The second in this series is probably the least successful tram loan of the past 15 years – that of Oporto 273.

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More tram shunting and a new roof at Crich

Progress on the main depot refurbishment project at Crich Tramway Village has been brisk, with replacement of the roof of more than one third of the main running sheds already completed. Depot 2 (covering roads 4, 5 & 6) has … Continue reading

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Hole in the wall at Crich

As part of the current depot refurbishment work taking place at Crich Tramway Village, a large hole has recently appeared in the back wall of Depot 2. Whilst this part of the main running sheds is completely devoid of trams, … Continue reading

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More preparations for Blackpool Brush 298 restoration

Whilst the events being held in Blackpool this year to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the town’s Brush Railcoach class have been greatly enjoyed, one thing that has definitely been missed is a Brush car in original ‘Art Deco’ condition. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

There are another couple of Photo Galleries which have now been added as this week’s main site update:

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Picture in Time: Sheffield 15

We are going back to the early days of Crich for this instalment of Picture in Time as we feature horse car Sheffield 15 in operation during 1963 – the first year of passengers being carried at what we now … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trackwork starts at Crich

Whilst the main winter project at Crich may be concerned with refurbishing the depots that isn’t all that is going on with a volunteer led project to replace the single line section of track between the Bandstand and Wakebridge. This … Continue reading

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Where’s that tram moved to?

Big Shunt 2 at Crich saw a number of trams moved around the depots and Great Exhibition Hall to allow Depot II to be fully cleared so that the major refurbishment works could commence. In order to fit all of … Continue reading

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Winter in the workshop at Crich

Although the big project for the closed season at Crich Tramway Village is of course the refurbishment of the depots, that doesn’t mean that the tramcar collection will not be getting any attention – far from it! As well as … Continue reading

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Work starts on depot refurbishment at Crich

With Crich now closed for the winter period no time has been wasted in starting the refurbishment of the depot at the museum with Depot II cleared of all trams and the overhead taken down to allow contractors Bailey Construction … Continue reading

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Get your diaries out! First 2018 event dates announced for Crich

The 2017 season is yet to finish at Crich but already their website has been updated with first details of special events for 2018. There are no major changes to the regular pattern of events although the main enthusiast event … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crich Starlight Spectacular

The Starlight Spectacular at Crich has firmly established itself in recent years as a popular event at the end of the season with special lighting effects and later opening allowing for some unique photo opportunities alongside various family activities. With … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 1282

For this edition of Picture in Time we are heading to Derbyshire countryside as we take a look at one of the members of the national collection at Crich – Glasgow 1282.

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