Trams may now be running through to Glory Mine again at Crich – with passengers still unable to alight there whist the work is completed – but it was a different story on Saturday 27th April when the effects of Storm Hannah were felt at the museum meaning that it wasn’t deemed wise for trams to travel between Wakebridge and Glory Mine. This is an exposed section of track on the operating line and when the weather does its worst it isn’t that uncommon for trams to be curtailed at Wakebridge until it abates. Trevor Hall visited the museum on this normal Saturday with the following photos taken on the day.
A standard three tram service was in operation seeing Blackpool 40, Sheffield 74 and Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331 in use – along with Berlin 223 006-4 which ran one access trip to Wakebridge and back. As an aside there have now been 14 different trams used in passenger service during 2019 with the latest tram being Liverpool 869.
Away from the trams in service the workshop remains a hive of activity with three major projects ongoing. These concern London County Council 1, Newcastle 102 and London Transport 1622 all of which are at different stages of being returned to the operational fleet. Also on this day both Glasgow 22 and Leeds 399 were in the workshop at times for standard maintenance.