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Archive Items

November 10th, 2015

Archive items on display proved to be of great interest to visitors to the Tramway Museum Society 60th Anniversary event on 7th November 2015.

Recently returned to the National Tramway Museum at Crich is the Municipal Tramways Association chain and pendant (shown above).  Each lozenge on the chain is inscribed with the name of the President for each year.

Chaceley Humpidge was the Tramway Museum Society's first president from 1958 until 1972, when he passed away.

He was President for the Municipal Tramways Association from 1964 - 1965.

Retired Drivers and Conductors Week-end

June 30th, 2015

A week-end for retired drivers and conductors was held at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June.   The event provided the opportunity for retired drivers and conductors to enjoy a brief drive or to conduct and to meet old friends.




New Interpretation Panels

June 18th, 2015

The first half of our new interpretation panels have arrived for the trams in the depot. 

These are being installed on the trams in response to our visitors who requested more information about each tram.

They are colour coded, for example Glasgow tram panels are all orange, Blackpool are red and Sheffield dark blue.

They include main facts and a more detailed explanations.

Your feedback on these would be welcomed either via the comment cards or by email:

Latest Photographic Collection Project

February 17th, 2015

It is always rather satisfying when a project that you have been working on for some time ends and you can see all the hard work that has gone into it.

A recent rather large and sometimes complicated project has been to rescan and in some cases scan for the very first time, a large selection of slides and negatives, that are going towards a new book to be published on the tramways of Portugal.

Recruitment Tramcar for 2015

January 28th, 2015

In 2015 we are shining a spot light on how our tramways continued to operate during the First World War. We have a brand new exhibition for visitors to explore, called Tramway Tommies and Clippie Girls and a week long special event in July.

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.

What is the Link?

May 6th, 2014
LCC 106 is currently in our Workshop undergoing a major overhaul and the tramcar is planned to be back in service later during the 2014 season. A major overhaul has just been completed on Sheffield 510, and it can be seen on the Museum street being tested in preparation for its planned debut back into passenger service, on 17th May.

Out and About with the Curator

August 28th, 2013

I spent an enjoyable couple of days out last week visiting Blackpool and Birmingham. I was in Blackpool first with some of our Workshop team, looking at Blackpool & Fleetwood tramcar no.40, and then Birmingham the following day to see Midland Metro tramcar no.11 launched back into service after it recent livery change.

Blackpool & Fleetwood tramcar no.40, or Box 40 as it is also know, has been on long term loan to Blackpool Transport for more than seventeen years and can still be seen processing along the sea front as part of the heritage tram weekends.

Can You Help?

August 13th, 2013

The Curatorial department receives quite a few enquiries each month, covering all manner of things, and so I thought I would use Curator’s Choice this month to see if anyone can help with a recent enquiry I’ve received about identifying an object.

Highlight from the Collection

June 28th, 2013

It’s all go again here at the Museum, as we’re loaning out another one of our trams, which will make it three so far this year! This time we are taking Southampton 45 to Kimberley in Nottinghamshire, for an event to celebrate the centenary of the opening of the Notts & Derby tramway.

Originally planned as a tramway system that would cover nearly 79 miles, it eventually ended up being less than 15miles when the tramway opened in 1913.

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