Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

In Pictures: A busy Horse Tram Day at Crich

The latest chance to enjoy a horse tram ride on the British mainland was on Tuesday 22nd August with Joseph again visiting Crich to pull Sheffield 15 between Town End and the Depot crossover. The day saw six different trams … Continue reading

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630 to join in with Blackpool’s Brush car birthday party!

Having already borrowed two preserved tramcars for 2017, Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours have now revealed that they will shortly be getting a third! Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 is the latest tram to be confirmed to be heading to the seaside. … Continue reading

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Fresh paint for Sheffield 74

Not previously reported on British Trams Online is that Sheffield 74 is currently being treated to a complete exterior repaint in the workshop at Crich Tramway Village. The tram was already under attention to replace its mouldy top deck ceiling … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More from Crich WWII Home Front Event

We reported at the weekend how Leeds 345 had received wartime additions as part of the WWII Home Front event which was taking place at Crich but that wasn’t all that was happening during the event. A regular tram service … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Leeds 345 goes to war

As part of the World War II Home Front event taking place this weekend at the Crich Tramway Village (including tomorrow, Sunday 13th August if you’re at a loose end!) Leeds 345 has received war time additions with blackout curtains, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First Purple Tram Friday at Crich

Friday 11th August saw the very first Purple Tram Friday at Crich with Blackpool Jubilee 762 in service as part of a standard three tram service. 762 carries an all over advert for Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach and … Continue reading

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Purple Tram Fridays come to Crich

Blackpool Jubilee 762 is certainly a tram that polarises opinion but has proven to be popular with children thanks to its old Nickelodeon Land all over advert with various cartoon characters including Spongebob Squarepants on the ends. Over the past … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Horse Tram Day at Crich

Monday 31st July was the latest opportunity for visitors to enjoy the delights of a horse drawn tram at Crich with Joseph once again being used to haul Sheffield 15 between Town End and the Depot crossover. The day also … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Oporto 273

In this edition of Picture in Time we are back at the Crich Tramway Village for a view of Oporto 273 shortly after arriving at the museum before it underwent its extensive restoration.

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In Pictures: The Great Exhibition Hall at Crich

As has been reported recently on British Trams Online, there has been a good deal of tram shunting at Crich Tramway Village recently, with a number of the static collection moved around in order to make space inside the Exhibition … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Summer shunting at Crich – Part 2!

Just one day after some of the trams in the Exhibition Hall at Crich Tramway Village were moved around to make space for the future arrival of Bournemouth 85, there was even more shunting of some non-operational trams on Sunday … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Summer shunting at Crich – Part 1!

Any enthusiasts visiting Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 22nd July were treated to the sight of some very unusual trams being moved in and out of the Exhibition Hall. The display is being re-organised to make space for the imminent … Continue reading

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Dewirement forces one day closure for Crich

On Friday 21st July, a serious dewirement incident occurred at Crich Tramway Village, forcing the attraction to close for the day. Thankfully the damage has now been rectified sufficiently for the museum to re-open as normal on Saturday 22nd July.

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In Pictures: Bluebird’s restoration progresses

The major project in Crich’s workshop is currently the full restoration of London County Council 1 – or Bluebird if you prefer – with the work continuing to progress as this major project reaches another crucial stage. The two decks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crich Edwardian Event

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July saw the annual Edwardian Event at Crich Tramway Village with over 1,000 visitors attending at some point over the weekend. As well as the usual re-enactors – including a visit from Oscar Wilde – … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Armstrong Siddeley Rally at Crich

The latest classic vehicle rally to visit the Crich Tramway Village was the Armstrong Siddeley Rally which was on site on Saturday 8th July. The day also saw the sun make an appearance which saw a complete open top service … Continue reading

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TMS trucks to help restore trams elsewhere

In a very welcome act of great generosity, the Tramway Museum Society have provided two tramcar trucks to other preservation organisations, to assist with the restoration of two very special trams. Both of the trucks had been housed at the … Continue reading

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In Preview: Edwardian Event at Crich Tramway Village

One of the highlights of the special events programme at Crich, the Edwardian Event, will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July. As well as the regular tram service, Sheffield 15 will be in service on the first … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Classic Motorcyles at Crich

Sunday 2nd July saw the Classic Motorcycle Event take place at Crich. As usual with classic vehicle events such as this a number of motorcycles visited Crich and were seen mingling with the standard tram service which unusually saw four … Continue reading

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