Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

In Pictures: A normal day at Crich

The Crich Tramway Village opens daily between March and November every year but we tend to only feature it when there is a special event with other vehicles on site or an intensive tram service in operation. But for most … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crich opens for 2017

Services resumed at the Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 18th March for the start of another operating season which will see trams run every day until Sunday 5th November 2017. The standard three tram service was in operation with Chesterfield … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Preparations for the new season at Crich

In nine days time on Saturday 18th March another season will commence at the Crich Tramway Village and with this in mind preparations are in hand which has seen Cardiff 131 out and about cleaning the track. 131 started its … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Cardiff 21 shows off new lighting at Crich

Crich may have been closed to the public since the end of October but that doesn’t mean that nothing has been going on at the home of the National Tramway Museum. Aside from the high profile going on in the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leicester 76

Another tram which has been a very rare performer at Crich is the feature of today’s Picture in Time instalment – Leicester 76.

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New voluntary Permanent Way Engineer appointed at Crich

Dermot Kelly has been appointed as the voluntary Permanent Way Engineer at Crich Tramway Village. The new role has overall responsibility for managing for track infrastructure from ensuring it is safe for day to day operation through to the planning … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Leeds 600 & Glasgow 812

It is the summer of 1971 for this edition of Picture in Time as we head to a quarry in Derbyshire which is, of course, home to the National Tramway Museum or as it is known today the Crich Tramway … Continue reading

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Glasgow 22 in, Glasgow 1068 out at Crich in 2017

18 different electric passenger trams are set to be used in service at the Crich Tramway Village in 2017. As expected London Transport 1622 is not part of the operational fleet this year and it has been joined in the … Continue reading

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Crich awarded £100,000 for depot improvements

It is pleasing to announce that the Tramway Museum Society have been awarded grant funding of £100,000 towards the cost of improving the main depots at Crich Tramway Village. This will help to provide a much improved environment for the … Continue reading

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Berlin 223 006-4 on its travels

In November one of the most vital members of the operational fleet at the Crich Tramway Village went on a road trip with Berlin 223 006-4 travelling to Manchester Metrolink’s Queens Road Depot for some attention.

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Looking ahead to 2017: Crich Tramway Village

As one year rapidly comes to a close our attention starts to turn to the next and plans are made for events at the various heritage tramways across the UK. We have already reported on the events planned for the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Prague 180

We have previously seen the subject of today’s “Picture in Time”, Prague 180, in operation at Crich but not when it had only been in the UK a few days having escaped from its home country before the Soviet tanks … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Bluebird gets a roof

A major milestone in the restoration of London County Council 1 “Bluebird” has been reached with the tram’s roof being reunited with the body. In a similar procedure to when the body and roof were split back in March the … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Blackpool Standard 49

Another trip to Crich for “Picture in Time” today as we catch up with Blackpool Standard 49; this time we see the tram in 1989 when its current operating life was coming to a close.

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another two Photo Galleries at different ends of the tram and light rail spectrum:

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Crich versus mould

For many years, there have been concerns regarding the ability of the main depots at Crich Tramway Village to protect their valuable contents. Condensation has been an issue in the past and, with increasingly mild and wet winters, the depots … Continue reading

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A spectacular end to the season at Crich

Another busy operating season at Crich Tramway Village has now come to an end. Although 2016 may not have had quite as much as excitement as some previous years with no ‘new’ trams joining the running fleet, it has still … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another two Photo Galleries:

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In Pictures: Branch Line Society visit Crich

On Sunday 24th October the Branch Line Society visited the Crich Tramway Village with the aim of covering as much track as possible – which included some very rare moves not normally enjoyed by passengers when visiting the museum. Leeds … Continue reading

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Glasgow 22 returns to service

As an unexpected late season bonus, Glasgow 22 has made a surprise return to use at the Crich Tramway Village. The tram has received a heavy overhaul and was undergoing testing for the last few weeks, ready for an expected … Continue reading

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