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

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Golden Age of the Tram

After countless phone calls from production/film companies doing programmes about transport and just including a small part about trams, our curator Glynn Wilton has managed to persuade a company to do a whole programme about trams which is being aired on Monday 5th December on BBC 4. Timeshift: The Golden Age of Trams features film footage from the Museum, an interview with Glynn and enthusiasts Richard and Anne Wiseman. The Museum also assisted with some historical content of the programme.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Glory Mine Extension Winter Work

More photographs from the work on Glory Mine Extension

Looking South from Glory Mine with the track bed clearly visable

The sleepers being moved by a JCB

A photograph taken from upon the bank of the track bed and Glory Mine Loop

The new track

Friday, 25 November 2011

Glory Mine Trackwork

Progress is being made on the Glory Mine track work. The original rail and sleeper have been removed and the ground is being prepared for the new rail.

These photographs show the new rail in place and ready to be secured to the sleepers.

Monday, 21 November 2011

The Band Stand

Work has started on developing the Band Stand Area. Funded by the Subscriber Plus Fund with additional funding being provided by two anonymous donations from Society members.

A wall and railings will divide the Band Stand area from the tram lines to create a park area and new pavement will be laid. The work should be completed in the New Year.

 The Bandstand will be 100 years old next year.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

Anderson Shelter

Mr & Mrs Claye kindly donated the Anderson Shelter to Crich in the memory of Colin Scothern whom they knew. Colin used to manage the Gift Shop at Crich which was named after him.

The Anderson Shelter will help to create a Allotment display at Crich in the coming years, with help from external funding.

The Shelter was collected by Glynn Wilton, Bob Hall and David Anderson

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Engineering Work

At the start of the closed period work has immediately started on the engineering works between Wakebridge and Glory Mine. The ex-Tramlink (Croydon) diesel powered works vehicle is seen here with the crane in use for lifting . It is preparing to transport new rail from the storage area at Cabin to the working area. The brand new rail will replace second hand used rail which was installed in 1977

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

More pictures of 762s arrival

762s last trip in Blackpool on Saturday 5th of November

Covered up and ready to start its journey to Crich. A special thanks to Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society for the loan of the tarpaulin.

Off the flatbed and onto the rail

 In the shelter of the Workshop

762 arrives at Crich

The first pictures of 762 arriving at Crich

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

131 arrives at Blackpool

Cardiff 131 has arrived at Blackpool. It is photographed here in the Starr Gate Depot.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Cardiff 131 on its way to Blackpool

Cardiff 131 at the start of its 4 hour journey to Blackpool. The water car is on loan to Blackpool to assist with rail cleaning.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Starlight Halloween

Here are some photographs from our Starlight Halloween Event

New Members Day

Saturday 29th of October was new and young member’s day. Here are some pictures of our young members having a go at being tram conductors.