Picture in Time 4: Sheffield 264 (the Crich one!)
The latest tram to feature in our “Picture in Time” feature is Sheffield 264 – the one based at Crich rather than Beamish’s version. Built in 1937 264 remained as part of the operational fleet in its home city until the end in 1960 and it was then transferred to Crich in the final month of that year. It operated at Crich between 1970 and 1980 when it was then withdrawn from service to become a static exhibit and today it can be found in the Great Exhibition Hall.
August 1980 is the date for these images of Sheffield 264 and the location is easily identified as the Depot Fan at Crich. This was to be 264's final year of operation. (Photo: Ralph Oakes-Garnett)
264 again on the Depot Fan. At this time there were three Sheffield trams as part of the operational fleet: 264, 189 and 510. Fast forward to 2013 and there is just one Sheffield tram now operational (74) although 510 is due to return later this year. Also visible in these shots is New York 674. (Photo: Ralph Oakes-Garnett)
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