Welcome to Crich Tramway Village News, where you'll find all the latest news and information from the National Tramway Museum.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Pick Up Handover

We now have a replacement vehicle for our well worn pick up truck through the continuing sponsorship provided to the Museum by Scotts Heavy Haulage. Bryan Scott oversaw the refurbishment work for us.

The truck was delivered from Scotts by Dawn Scott and Lara Foulke who are seen here handing over the keys to Neil Daft at the Museum

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Blackpool Boat Car 236

Blackpool Boat Car 236 is making good progress in the completion of its overhaul by Blackpool Transport Services. Blackpool 236 is due to come to its new home at Crich by mid March.

Photographs courtesy of Mike Crabtree with kind permission of Blackpool Transport Services.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Blackpool 630

Blackpool 630 has been undergoing some work in preparation for use at the Museum. It is seen here with its pantograph now connected with its electrical and air systems being checked.


Weekend Work

Access tram 223 006-4 has been lifted to refit its overhauled wheel-sets and motors as its overhaul comes towards its final stages.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Museum to open this weekend!

We are pleased to announce that it will be opening this weekend the 18th and 19th of February.

The Museum was not able to open this week due to snow and ice making it difficult to carry out essential safety maintenance and inspections. The trams will be ready for this weekend however only running to Wakebridge.

Heritage Railway Association Visit

Here are some photographs of the Heritage Railway Association visit to the Library during their visit to Crich on Sunday 12th of February.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Stephenson Workshop display

After the display had been installed, one or two teething problems were identified, the biggest of which was the sound comentary from the Street Sweeper and the Overcrowding scene overlapping. It was decided to turn the Street Sweeper around to face the other way.

The whole thing was turned around in less than 30 minutes.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

3006 Crest

The crest being added to 3006 now it is in its new livery.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Museum Closed this weekend due to snow

The Museum is unable to open until at least Thursday 16th of February due to laying snow. The site is currently under ice and snow so we feel it is unsafe to open to the public.

There will be a further assessment of the site on Wednesday 15th February to determine whether we will be open later in the week. Please check the website or telephone to confirm opening.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Crich Snow

Here are some photographs taken around site this morning.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Track Cleaning

The track is being cleaned and prepared for half term opening

Wednesday, 1 February 2012