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

Friday, 25 June 2010

Derby Assembly Rooms

The facade from the Assembly Rooms, seen here with Southampton 45 earlier this week, was dismantled and moved from Derby Market Place in the early 1970s and subsequently re-erected at the Museum.

The postcard image, from our extensive collection, shows it in the Market Place in the 1890s.

It's now incorporated into the National Tramway Museum's Library and Archives building.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

World Cup On Track

Johannesburg 60, with its World Cup flags, was in service today.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Official Opening of the Century of Trams Exhibition

TMS President Cheryl Cunningham, 'Flog It!' Star and Auctioneer James Lewis and Tramway Museum Curator Glynn Wilton

James Lewis on Chesterfield 7
James Lewis with Andrew Willis, Board Member for Marketing and Business Development

Monday 21st June saw the official opening of the new Century of Trams Exhibition by TV celebrity James Lewis. See website for more information.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Morris Register 50th Anniversary Rally

The Morris Register held their 50th Anniversary rally at the Museum on 12th & 13th June.

Friday, 11 June 2010

BBC Filming 'To Buy or Not to Buy'

The BBC daytime property programme To Buy or Not to Buy came to the Museum yesterday to film on Chesterfield 7. The footage will be aired later this year.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

World Cup Tram!

Johannesburg 60 has been decorated in all 32 nation flags to celebrate the FIFA 2010 World Cup.  The tram will be running as often as possible from 11th June to 11th July.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Strabag Road-Rail Milling Machine

A state-of-the-art Strabag road-rail milling machine came to the Museum today for a photo opportunity alongside Sheffield 330 and Cardiff 131 - two rail-grinders from the early twentieth century.  It is a purpose-built rail head treatment machine manufactured by Linsinger Gmbh of Austria to an order from STRABAG-Rail Gmbh, based in Berlin, Germany.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Monday, 7 June 2010

New TV Advert

Our new TV advert can now be seen on our website.  It will be aired again before the summer holidays.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

150 Not Out!

Bank Holiday Monday 31st May saw the celebration of 150 years of Trams in Britain.
Chesterfield 7 emerging from the depot is decorated for the occasion.

Sheffield 15 with Major taking his first steps.

Chesterfield 7 and Sheffield 15 passing in the street.

Mike Sutcliffe's bus outside the Red Lion with Crich Brass Band in the Crescent.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Enthusiasts' Day

An unusual view of an almost empty depot.

A line up of works cars.

Lots more photos can be found on our Facebook page.