Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

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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Picture in Time: Gateshead 5

A tram which last ran in passenger service at Crich in 2007 is Gateshead 5 and it is that tram which we feature in our archive photo series today with a black and white image.

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September Review – Crich: No. 16 – Blackpool Standard 40

Just before you head off for your New Year’s celebrations we have one final update for you as we conclude our look at September’s Simply Trams event at Crich. The final star of this series is Blackpool Standard 40.

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September Review – Crich: No. 15 – Inside the depots

Over the winter of 2017/18 major work was undertaken on the depots at Crich which saw them improved to conserve the trams better in the future. This resulted in a very different view with internal walls included for the first … Continue reading

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September Review – Crich: No. 14 – More views of Works Cars

Today as we head back to Crich we feature more photos of Works Cars in action with two locomotives in the frame.

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September Review – Crich: No. 13 – Open Air through the Derbyshire countryside

Hopefully Santa has visited you all by now and you are enjoying your Christmas festivities and now as an added present we bring you our second set of photos of the day. This time we are back at Crich and … Continue reading

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September Review – Crich: No. 12 – Sheffield 510

Today we have another one of the operational trams at Crich in images. This is currently the only operational electric tram from Sheffield in the national collection and it is of course Sheffield 510 complete with its special Last Tram … Continue reading

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September Review – Crich: No. 11 – Blackpool 762

Another Blackpool tram in today’s look at Crich’s Simply Trams event – and a tram, or to more precise its livery, that continues to divide opinion amongst enthusiasts. It is of course Blackpool Jubilee 762 which carries an all over … Continue reading

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