Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

ORR confirm they issued prohibition notice on Crich

Update at end of article (20/5/22) Ever since Crich announced earlier this week that the museum would be closed until at least the end of the week there has been a lot of online discussion as to what the cause … Continue reading

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Crich closes over safety concerns

The Crich Tramway Village – home of the National Tramway Museum – has closed its doors until at least Friday of this week it has been announced. The decision comes as a result of safety concerns around the depot fan … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A trip to Crich in early May

Things remain fairly consistent at the Crich Tramway Village with the early season still seeing the museum open Saturday to Thursday every week and most opening days seeing a three tram service in operation. The three trams (occasionally two based … Continue reading

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Bluebird runs under its own power!

As milestones in the restoration of a tram go they don’t get much more significant than the first runs under its own power – and that is exactly what happened for Bluebird at the Crich Tramway Village on Friday 22nd … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Halle 902 finally leaves Blackpool

There can’t have been many trams to have stayed for a period in Blackpool and never operated but that small list has been expanded with the departure of Halle 902 leaving for pastures new after an almost four year period … Continue reading

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John Bull to head to Wales

The Tramway Museum Society’s steam tram engine “John Bull” is to have a brief holiday in Wales after it was confirmed that it will be visiting the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway for their Beyer Bash taking place between 20th … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 510 returns to service at Crich (so does MET 331!)

The number of trams commissioned for service at the Crich Tramway Village is continuing to increase with the last few days of March seeing not one but two returnees to the operational fleet – Sheffield 510 and Metropolitan Electric Tramways … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Early season at Crich

As we’ve already seen, the 2022 season got underway at the Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 12th March with the early season so far seeing three trams in service on each day. These trams have been taken from a pool … Continue reading

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Trams &: Sheffield 510 & buses

Its time for another edition of “Trams &” and it’s a trip to Crich and an event we have already featured several times – “Best of Sheffield”.

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Welcome to the 2022 season at Crich!

Saturday 12th March was the first operating day of the 2022 season at the Crich Tramway Village with a standard three tram service running. The chosen three were two Leeds trams – 345 and 399 – along with Liverpool 869 … Continue reading

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Crich get ready for the another season

It seems to have come round quickly again but this Saturday, 12th March, will see the Crich Tramway Village reopening for another season. After a couple of seasons where there has been limited opening because of the pandemic 2022 will, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New fire alarm sees a quick shunt at Crich

Crich is closed, so nothing is happening right? Wrong! As well as the ongoing maintenance taking place – including in the workshop where Blackpool Standard 40 has now been lifted for an overhaul – Monday 14th February saw a small … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 6th February 2022

We are heading back to May 2009 for this week’s set of photos as we take a look at events held at the Crich Tramway Village to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first trams arriving on site:

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They Ran in 2021!

As 2021 is now over its time to round off things with this last “They Ran in 2021” article giving what we believe to be the complete picture of all heritage trams that ran in service during the year. As … Continue reading

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Winners announced for British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2022!

Voting is over, votes have been checked with multiple votes removed and we have our winners of the British Trams Online Tram of the Year 2022 contest! In truth it hasn’t been a close contest with winners in all four … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2021: Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331

“They Ran in 2021” is making another visit to the Crich Tramway Village today.

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15 Years Apart: Leeds 345

This edition of “15 Years Apart” features another Leeds tram which operated in service at the Crich Tramway Village during 2021.

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15 Years Apart: Leeds 180

Its another trip to Crich for today’s “15 Years Apart” with another of the operational Leeds cars being featured.

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15 Years Apart: Blackpool Toastrack 166

We’re back with another instalment of “15 Years Apart” today as we take another look at a tram in the national collection at the Crich Tramway Village.

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