The Crich Tramway Village may be closed to visitors at the moment but that hasn’t meant it has been all quiet behind the scenes. The workshop continues to be a hive of activity with the main concentration continuing to be the major restoration of London County Council 1.
The restoration has now very much reached the stripping stage with much of the panelling now having been removed leaving just the basic structure visible. On the panelling which remains in situ there has been some rubbing down of the London Transport paintwork which has revealed the original London County Council crest and some of the blue livery which saw the tram become known as Bluebird.
These photos taken on 23rd February also show Glasgow 22 (still undergoing its overhaul) and Blackpool pair Boat 236 and Jubilee 762 (both presumably being commissioned for 2016) in situ.