In Pictures: Early season at Crich

As we’ve already seen, the 2022 season got underway at the Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 12th March with the early season so far seeing three trams in service on each day. These trams have been taken from a pool of six fully enclosed cars so far commissioned – Leeds trio 180, 345 and 399, Blackpool 630, Sheffield 510 (the latest to enter service on 27th March) and Liverpool 869. This short pictorial article takes a look at trams in service at the museum on Thursday 17th March plus views around the depots and Great Exhibition Hall. Photography by Keith Chadbourne.

Crich is currently open Saturday to Thursday every week (closed Fridays) between 1000 and 1630 on weekdays (last admission at 1500) and 1000-1730 on weekends (last admission 1600). It will also be open on Good Friday 15th April, 22nd April and Platinum Bank Holiday Friday 3rd June but will be closed on Saturday 11th June. These are the spring season opening hours and remain in place until Thursday 21st July after which time its daily opening from Saturday 23rd July for the summer season.

The three service cars on 17th March were Liverpool 869, Leeds 399 and Leeds 180 and we see the trio here lined-up at Stephenson Place.

Inside the depots and the collection of parts ready for the restoration of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298 are piled up along with the old and new underframe.

Another view of 298’s bits – the new underframe is on the right.

The Great Exhibition Hall with Bournemouth 85 on the left and Glasgow 1115 on display.

A side view of Glasgow 1297.

The horse car selection in the Great Exhibition Hall. Oporto 9, Sheffield 15, Chesterfield 8 and horse and Leeds 107. The Manchester Horse Drawn Tower Wagon is behind 15. (All Photographs by Keith Chadbourne, 17th March 2022)

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