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Re-launch of Blackpool 236

Blackpool 236 was launched back into official public service on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 11.00 am in the beautiful Crich sunshine, which was appropriate for an open top tram. The photograph above shows from left to right: Sandy Williamson – Workshop Volunteer;...

Whetstone Models In Service

Whetstone Models In ServiceSunday 23rd April, saw not only three of our own wonderful tramcars in service carrying passengers up and down our track, but also four of the Robert Whetstone models took to their own track in the Great Exhibition Hall. This year we are operating the models on a...

Did you know…?

Did you know…?We have many tramcars in the fleet at Crich and a day out here isn’t complete without taking a ride on our unique collection. This new feature will share our unique artefacts (not all trams!) and hopefully share some of the secrets. The photograph above is...

Tearooms Up-dated

Tearooms Up-datedAfter reviewing our catering operation, we decided to have a counter self -service operation for the new season, with a new menu for a more efficient service to our visitors. Pentalpha were chosen as the preferred contractor to up-date the counter in the Tearooms and...

First World War Exhibition Takes Shape

First World War Exhibition Takes ShapeRoyal Artillery badge belonging to Ernest Taylor.   The Curatorial team at the museum have been busy preparing for the opening of our new exhibition “Arms to Armistice” which explores the impact of the First World War on Britain’s tramways from 1916 until the end...

LCC1 Bluebird – Electrical Progress

LCC1 Bluebird – Electrical ProgressPeter Whiteley, the volunteer lead on the electrical system for Bluebird, checks the feel of a newly installed controller. Possibly imagining what it is going to be like to drive the iconic tram. First generation trams had either two axles, each carrying an electrical...

LCC1 Bluebird Update

LCC1 Bluebird UpdatePipe Dreams – Or Nightmare? You may recall from our previous blog report on Bluebird (December 13th) that the extensive air supply system had been set out on a wooden platform to provide a template for reconstruction? The body of the car continues to take shape and...

Four Weeks and Counting

Four Weeks and CountingA small army of people (consisting of contractors, our employees and dedicated volunteers) are working hard to be ready in time for the fast approaching season. Stephenson Place is a hive of activity, with contractors using scaffolding to access and repair the roof of...

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