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Electric 50 Event Programme

August 27th, 2014
We are pleased to release the programme for our Electric 50 Weekend on 13th and 14th September.

Wish Tree

August 19th, 2014
Here are a selection of wishes which were placed on the Wish Tree last week for our Woodland Week.

Workshop Update

August 19th, 2014
With Oporto 273 having vacated the workshop following repairs we have now been able to start our next project which will run alongside LCC 1 until next year.

Box 40 - preparing for service

July 31st, 2014

There has been significant interest since our Blackpool & Fleetwood ‘Box’ 40 tramcar arrived back home with us last week; so here is an update as to the progress on preparing it for service at the Museum.

Once ‘Box’ 40 arrived it very quickly went into our workshop to be reassembled and prepared for service. An area for investigation was the wheel spin issues that were experienced with the tramcar in Blackpool when it was running as part of Tram Sunday on the 20th July.

Young Volunteers

July 29th, 2014
In July this year, Crich Tramway celebrates 50 years since the first electric tram carried passengers on the line, looking to the multitude of past achievements and the pioneering spirit of those early days. A lot of those early members were young and enthusiastic, spending their teenage years on a remote hillside with other like-minded people, working to create the Museum we all know today.

Out and about with Box 40 and Blackpool 167

July 23rd, 2014

Readers of our Blog will have seen that for the last few months we've been posting regular updates on this years overhaul work that has taken place with our Blackpool & Fleetwood 'Box' 40 tramcar. The project has been a joint one between ourselves the National Tramway Museum, and Blackpool Transport Services, who have had the tramcar on long term loan for a number of years. The project has been generously supported by a number of sponsors including the Flyde Transport Society, Dorlec Limited, Scotts Heavy Haulage and the Friends of 40 group.

The arrival of Box 40

July 22nd, 2014
Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 on Monday 21st July 2014 was transferred from Blackpool’s Rigby road Depot to the National tramway Museum at Crich for a period of operation including the Electric 50 event this coming September.

Newcastle 114 to join Electric 50 Celebrations

July 17th, 2014
We are excited to announce in our 50th year of running electric trams at Crich, the loan of Newcastle 114 from Beamish, the Living Museum of the North.

Crich Memorial Stand

July 10th, 2014
Since the start of our 2014 season our northern terminus, “Glory Mine”, has been an alighting point and increasing numbers of visitors have been taking advantage of this facility when the weather has been fine.

Blackpool and Fleetwood Box 40 testing

July 10th, 2014
The curatorial and engineering team took a trip up to sunny Blackpool to see the first test run of Box 40 since both the body and truck were re-united.
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