Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

Picture in Time: Glasgow 1297

We stay in the 1960s for this latest edition of “Picture in Time” with a view of another Glasgow tram in action at Crich.

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Trams in Video: Crich Tramway Village – The Big Shunt, November 2017

In this week’s video offering we are off to the Crich Tramway Village as we feature footage from “The Big Shunt” which took place at the start of November 2017. This took place in order to clear the depot II … Continue reading

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2020 did begin at Crich before suspension

We’ve reported in depth on the closures and suspensions as a result of Coronavirus but before they started to be announced the Crich Tramway Village did start operating for 2020 on Saturday 14th March but this article kept getting put … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Glasgow 812

Starting this evening we are back with “Picture in Time” and some traditional trams from Crich over the next few weeks. We start off by heading back some 52 years to the early days of the museum.

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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Now you can go to Crich to see electric trams and charge your own electric vehicle!

The Crich Tramway Village have announced that two electric charging points have been installed at the museum, meaning that whilst you go and take a ride on an electric tram (powered by overhead power of course so need for that … Continue reading

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2020 Crich operating fleet revealed

In just seven days time it will be the start of yet another operating season at the Crich Tramway Village but what trams are likely to see use in 2020? It is hoped that in total 22 electric passenger trams, … Continue reading

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Crich and VERA recognised at HRA Awards

The annual Heritage Railway Awards took place in Birmingham on Saturday 8th February and two systems we regularly features on these pages were recognised – both the Crich Tramway Village and the Volk’s Electric Railway Association. and amongst the nominees … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Inside the Workshop at Crich

The Crich Tramway Village may be closed to visitors over the winter period but that doesn’t mean that nothing is going on – far from it! We’ve already recently seen the track renewal north from Victoria Park but away from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Track relay progress at Crich

With the Crich Tramway Village opening again for another season in a little over four weeks good progress continues to be made on the major winter maintenance work – the relaying of the double track from Victoria Park/Bandstand up to … Continue reading

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Historic Bradford Cabmen’s Shelter gets funding for restoration at Crich

The Bradford Cabmen’s Shelter which has been located at Wakebridge for over 40 years is to be fully restored to its 1877 condition after the Crich Tramway Village has received funding from three different sources. The blue and white shelter … Continue reading

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More progress on Crich track relay

As we’ve already reported this winter, the major winter maintenance project at the Crich Tramway Village concerns the relaying of the double track between Victoria Park and the single line post on the way to Wakebridge. Before Christmas we saw … Continue reading

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They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Leeds 399

As this series starts to come to a conclusion we head to the East Midlands for the last time and take a look at Leeds 399 in operation at the Crich Tramway Village.

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They Ran in 2019: Sheffield 15

We take a break from Blackpool trams today as we feature the only operation horse tram in the UK – Sheffield 15.

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In Pictures: Crich winter work continues

As we’ve already reported a few times the main winter closure maintenance job at the Crich Tramway Village is relaying of the double track between Victoria Park and the single line staff heading in the direction of Wakebridge and as … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Leeds 345

We take a look at another tram which has changed a lot over the past 15 years today. It is Leeds 345 which was in the midst of a major restoration in 2004 and is now firmly operational.

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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40

Hopefully your Christmas dinner was everything you hoped it would be and you are now relaxing and getting ready for the Queen’s speech! If you or if you’re not it doesn’t matter as in the meantime you have another British … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool Jubilee 762

On this Christmas Eve afternoon we take a look at another Blackpool tram which has managed to find a home at Crich – Jubilee 762.

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They Ran in 2019: Blackpool Toastrack 166

After yesterday’s foray to Blackpool today’s “They Ran in 2019” is again a Blackpool tram but this time it’s a tram which has left its former home to find a new home in Derbyshire at the Crich Tramway Village. The … Continue reading

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