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

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


The Gavioli which was housed in the Exhibition Hall is being dismantled and will be taken to its new home in Kirk Ireton where it will be restored. The Gavioli belongs to Derbyshire County Council and has been on loan to Crich.  

Friday, 20 January 2012

Rita's Tearoom

Rita's Tearoom is currently being painted ready for the new season

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Leeds 345 wheelset repair progress

The wheels for Leeds 345 have now been assembled on to their new axles at our contractors works and have been placed in a balancing machine in order to check for concentricity.

John Shawcross and a technician from our contractors check and record the measurements which were deemed to be satisfactory and within tolerance.

Another milestone achieved on the project to reinstate Leeds 345 to operational condition.

Photos by M C Crabtree, with the kind permission of Dorlec Ltd

Monday, 16 January 2012

Bandstand Railings

The railings and wall have now gone up around the bandstand to create a park area

Friday, 13 January 2012

Leeds 345 shunt

Leeds 345 has been shunted outside of the workshop while the overhead crane is serviced.

Whilst 345 is in natural day light, an inspection of the paint work is carried out.

Glasgow 22 Commission

Glasgow 22 is currently in the workshop being commissioned. Heater pipes are underneath the tram to dry out the traction motors.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Berlin 3006

The latest picture of the Access Tram 3006 in its new livery

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Blackpool 630

A photograph of 630 on Monday 2nd January with its pantograph fitted.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Official Sandford Award Photographs

Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp presenting Helen and Jan with the Sandford Award in Durham Cathedral.