Category Archives: Crich Tramway Village

In Pictures: John Bull heads to Wales

John Bull, Crich’s steam tram engine, went on a brief visit to the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway last month for the “Beyer Bash” event which saw various historic vehicles constructed by the former Beyer, Peacock works on display and … Continue reading

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Classic Motorcycle Day to take place at Crich regardless of return of trams

Its been confirmed that regardless of whether trams are able to start running again ahead of it that the Classic Motorcycle Day on Sunday 3rd July at the Crich Tramway Village will be taking place this year.

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New traction poles delivered to Crich

A positive sign to report from Crich where they have now taken delivery of new traction poles and gravity blocks. These will be installed around the depot fan in due course which will allow tram services to start again after … Continue reading

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Further announcement on reduced opening for Crich

Following the conclusion of the Great British Seaside event – which ran from 28th May to 4th June albeit without any trams – the Crich Tramway Village have announced that the museum will now only be open on limited dates … Continue reading

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Crich celebrates the Platinum Jubilee – just not as planned!

As with most of the rest of the country the Crich Tramway Village have made plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and although they aren’t quite what was initially planned they are still going ahead to commemorate this incredibly … Continue reading

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Crich to partially reopen from 25th May – but no trams will run

Its now been a week since the Office of Road Rail forced the Crich Tramway Village to close as a result of safety concerns and after initial work it has been confirmed that the museum site will be able to … Continue reading

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ORR confirm they issued prohibition notice on Crich

Update at end of article (20/5/22) Ever since Crich announced earlier this week that the museum would be closed until at least the end of the week there has been a lot of online discussion as to what the cause … Continue reading

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Crich closes over safety concerns

The Crich Tramway Village – home of the National Tramway Museum – has closed its doors until at least Friday of this week it has been announced. The decision comes as a result of safety concerns around the depot fan … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A trip to Crich in early May

Things remain fairly consistent at the Crich Tramway Village with the early season still seeing the museum open Saturday to Thursday every week and most opening days seeing a three tram service in operation. The three trams (occasionally two based … Continue reading

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Bluebird runs under its own power!

As milestones in the restoration of a tram go they don’t get much more significant than the first runs under its own power – and that is exactly what happened for Bluebird at the Crich Tramway Village on Friday 22nd … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Halle 902 finally leaves Blackpool

There can’t have been many trams to have stayed for a period in Blackpool and never operated but that small list has been expanded with the departure of Halle 902 leaving for pastures new after an almost four year period … Continue reading

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John Bull to head to Wales

The Tramway Museum Society’s steam tram engine “John Bull” is to have a brief holiday in Wales after it was confirmed that it will be visiting the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway for their Beyer Bash taking place between 20th … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Sheffield 510 returns to service at Crich (so does MET 331!)

The number of trams commissioned for service at the Crich Tramway Village is continuing to increase with the last few days of March seeing not one but two returnees to the operational fleet – Sheffield 510 and Metropolitan Electric Tramways … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Trams &: Sheffield 510 & buses

Its time for another edition of “Trams &” and it’s a trip to Crich and an event we have already featured several times – “Best of Sheffield”.

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Welcome to the 2022 season at Crich!

Saturday 12th March was the first operating day of the 2022 season at the Crich Tramway Village with a standard three tram service running. The chosen three were two Leeds trams – 345 and 399 – along with Liverpool 869 … Continue reading

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Crich get ready for the another season

It seems to have come round quickly again but this Saturday, 12th March, will see the Crich Tramway Village reopening for another season. After a couple of seasons where there has been limited opening because of the pandemic 2022 will, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New fire alarm sees a quick shunt at Crich

Crich is closed, so nothing is happening right? Wrong! As well as the ongoing maintenance taking place – including in the workshop where Blackpool Standard 40 has now been lifted for an overhaul – Monday 14th February saw a small … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 6th February 2022

We are heading back to May 2009 for this week’s set of photos as we take a look at events held at the Crich Tramway Village to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first trams arriving on site:

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