Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

This week on British Trams Online

After a break due to tram events we are back with more photos with this week’s offering coming from Crich’s Simply Trams event:

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Balloon 710

Today Picture in Time goes back over 30 years to a time when Blackpool Balloon 710 was on loan at Crich as part of the tram swaps for the Centenary of tramway which saw a number of cars from the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Glasgow 812 as you’ve never seen it before!

In the last full week of the school summer holidays a special event was held at Crich with children – of all ages! – encouraged to get involved at the museum building with Lego bricks. This included creating a mosaic … Continue reading

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Event Review: ‘Simply Trams’ at Crich Tramway Village, 1st September 2018

For 2018, the annual enthusiasts event at Crich Tramway Village was given a brand new name – ‘Simply Trams’ – and the main theme was that of ‘Birthdays & Anniversaries’, with Blackpool & Fleetwood 2 returning to service for one … Continue reading

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In Preview: Simply Trams at Crich

Its nearly time for one of the highlights of the tram calendar with Simply Trams (a new title for 2018) taking place on Saturday 1st September at the Crich Tramway Village. We have seen over the past few years this … Continue reading

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Prague 180 reaches 50 years at Crich

In August 1968 a tram arrived at the then Crich Tramway Museum – now far better known as the Crich Tramway Village, or National Tramway Museum for some – in a blaze of publicity. That tram was Prague 180 which … Continue reading

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Visitor’s Guide to…Crich Tramway Village

In the third of our series of guides suggesting ideal photographic locations on tramways within the British Isles, Edward M Koehler takes a look at the Crich Tramway Village. Home of the National Tramway Museum many who read this website … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Purple Tram Friday

Friday 17th August was the second of three Purple Tram Fridays at Crich where Blackpool Jubilee 762, in its advertising livery for Nickelodeon Land at the Pleasure Beach, was in operation as part of a four tram service at the … Continue reading

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London horse tram set to be restored at Crich

Not content to be bringing the unique LCC 1 ‘Bluebird’ back to life, the London County Council Tramways Trust have confirmed that its next project will be the reconstruction of a London horse tramcar, which has been provisionally allocated a … Continue reading

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Sheffield 510 returns to service

After just over a year out of service, Sheffield 510 returned to use at the Crich Tramway Village on Wednesday 15th August. The tram had been involved in a mishap – details of which were never fully clarified – which … Continue reading

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Purple Tram Fridays return at Crich

Your (almost) guaranteed chance to ride on Blackpool Jubilee 762 at Crich Tramway Village is back for 2018 with the next three Fridays in August seeing the tram in action, subject to the usual availability caveats. Popular with children thanks … Continue reading

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In Preview: World War II Home Front event at Crich

Crich will once again be going back to the 1940s on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August with the second World War II themed event although hopefully this time around there won’t be any snow on hand to cause the … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries for you to take a look at this week:

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In Pictures: Bluebird meets with its bogies

London County Council 1 – or Bluebird if you prefer – has been reunited with its bogies temporarily as the major restoration of the tram continues at Crich. The temporary fitting of the bogies saw the tram moved out of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A busy day in the Crich workshop

The past week has been a good one for fans of large open top trams around the UK. Fresh from the return to service of Blackpool 31 at Beamish Museum, and the announcement of Blackpool’s own ‘Princess Alice’ 706 being … Continue reading

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Crich spend Lottery money on paint, a door and more

As announced recently, Crich Tramway Village have received an £84,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable a project dubbed ‘Exploring the historic landscape of Crich Tramway Village’ to go ahead. The first phase of work is now underway … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have double the helping of Photo Galleries for you this week with photos from two areas of the Midlands:

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Picture in Time: Sunderland 100

We go black and white again for this instalment of Picture in Time although they are fairly modern images showing Sunderland 100 on one of its first test runs and also later when it received an advertising livery.

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In Pictures: Brush 630 returns to service at Crich

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 630 has returned to service at Crich – just a few days after it had returned from its winter break in Blackpool. 630 was rostered for service on Sunday 27th May during the Beside the Seaside event, … Continue reading

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Halle 902 moves to Blackpool

On Tuesday 22nd May, Halle 902 made the journey by road from Crich Tramway Village to Blackpool. As reported previously, the tram is to be stored at the Rigby Road depot as part of an arrangement with its owners, who … Continue reading

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