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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331

We stay in London for this latest edition of “Whatever Happened To?” as we take a look at Metropolitan Electric Tramways 331 which was another of the trams in passenger service during the 2005 Tramathon at Crich.

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Legal COVID restrictions set to change from 19th July

You will probably have heard in the news that Monday 19th July has been dubbed “freedom day” (even though its not really) and most legal restrictions introduced earlier in the pandemic. Although legally things such as the wearing of face … Continue reading

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Update on Bradford Cabmen’s Shelter

Last December the latest restoration for the Crich Tramway Village arrived back at the museum but this wasn’t a tram but the historic Bradford Cabmen’s Shelter which had been away in Bristol undergoing a major restoration back to a near … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – London Transport 1622

This edition of “Whatever Happened To?” features London Transport 1622, a tram which was operational in Crich in 2005 although today is in the workshops waiting for a chance to shine again.

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In Pictures: Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298’s new underframe arrives at Crich

Friday 9th July 2021 was another momentous day in the restoration of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298 with its newly constructed underframe arriving at the Crich Tramway Village. The construction of the new underframe was contracted to the Ffestiniog Railway in … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – London County Council 106

In today’s edition of “Whatever Happened To?” we take a look at London County Council 106 another of the trams to run during the 2005 Tramathon at Crich.

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They’ve Run in 2021!

We take another look at which heritage trams have run so far in 2021 – either in passenger service or other public use (such as tram driving experiences). As always this is what we understand to be the complete picture … Continue reading

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Police Dogs in training at Crich!

The versality of the museum site at the Crich Tramway Village has been shown once again with Derbyshire Police recently using it to help train dog handlers and their search dogs ahead of their important roles in searching for drugs, … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Liverpool 869

We return to looking at the trams which ran during the 2005 Tramathon at Crich and where they are now in “Whatever Happened To?”. This time out we are featuring Liverpool 869.

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NET memorabilia donated to Crich Tramway Village

For obvious reasons a lot of the collection at the Crich Tramway Village relates to first generation tramways but to help fill a gap in the collection Nottingham Express Transit have recently donated signage with a view to a new … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool Standard 40 returns to service at Crich

It has been another busy week in the Workshops at Crich with another tram being commissioned for passenger service as progress continues on the ongoing restoration projects. Blackpool Standard 40 is the tram which has now re-entered service while London … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon – Leeds 602

Today “Whatever Happened To?” reaches probably the most controversial tram of this current series. Leeds 602 was running in service at the time but has since become a high-profile member of the statis display within the Great Exhibition Hall.

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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Cardiff 21 returns home

Cardiff 21 – which has been on loan at the Crich Tramway Village since 2009 – has now returned to Wales as the tram moves as the home of the National Tramway Museum continue. The departure of 21 follows on … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 19th June 2021

This week we have another double helping of photos – from Japan and Crich:

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Blackpool 298 returns to Crich as Derby 1 departs

Its almost time for the talking to stop and the action to start! We’ve reported several times this year about how things have been reorganised at the Crich Tramway Village in preparation for the return of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298 … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Leeds 399

In this latest edition of “Whatever Happened To?” we take a look at Leeds 399 – another of those trams which ran in passenger service during the Tramathon event at Crich in 2005.

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Leeds 180

Continuing our run down of those trams which ran at the 2005 Tramathon at the Crich Tramway Village the alphabet has now reached the letter L and that means we feature the first of three Leeds cars which carried passengers … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021

With more heritage tramways starting to run for the first time in 2021 its time for another update of the complete list of heritage trams which have run during the year across the British Isles. As usual this is what … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A cold and damp day at Crich

In this small pictorial article we take a look at what was out and about on Monday 3rd May at the Crich Tramway Village. This was just a normal day at Crich – or as normal as it comes at … Continue reading

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