Monthly Archives: May 2009

Crich50 – Official Day

The first of the events to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tramway Museum Society’s site at Crich in Derbyshire, which was of course to become the National Tramway Museum, took place on Wednesday 20th May 2008. … Continue reading

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Crich50 – Crich Parish Residents Day

The second of the events to celebrate Crich50 was held on Saturday 23rd May and was Crich Parish Residents’ Day. British Trams Online Webmaster Gareth Prior was present for part of the day and what follows now is a small … Continue reading

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Crich50 – Tramway Museum Society Members’ Day

The final – and the one everyone had been waiting for – event of the Crich50 celebrations was held on Sunday 24th May and was the Tramway Museum Society Members’ Day (although anyone could go to the Museum!) The publicity … Continue reading

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Crich50 – The Workshop View

As a bonus to the normal article on the events of the Sunday of the Crich50 celebrations we now present an article from Jack Gordon. Jack, as well as being the editor of Tramways Monthly, was volunteering in the Workshop … Continue reading

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Leeds Horse Tram 107

Since autumn 2005 a project has been running to restore the oldest surviving Leeds Tram to running order. This is not an electric car but the only survivor from the horse tram era. Project Manager Jamie Guest fills us in … Continue reading

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Crich Tramway Village 50th Anniversary Events Preview

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Crich Tramway Village or National Tramway as was. A short term lease was originally taken on in 1959 and since then the museum has gone from strength to strength. British Trams Online Webmaster … Continue reading

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Blackpool Illuminated Western Train FTS Tour May 2009

Andrew Waddington reports from the Fylde Tramway Society’s tour using Illuminated Western Train 733+734 in Blackpool on Saturday 16th May – its first since restoration.

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