Blog Posts from June 2021

Blackpool 298 Arrives at Crich While Derby 1 Leaves

Blackpool 298 Arrives at Crich While Derby 1 LeavesAs previously reported, the next restoration project for the workshop at Crich Tramway Village is Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298, which has now returned from off-site storage to the Museum prior to the start of the restoration process, joint funded by the Blackpool...

Following in the Footsteps of George Stephenson

Following in the Footsteps of George StephensonToday would have been George Stephenson’s birthday. Born on 9th June 1781 near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Stephenson came from humble beginnings, learning to read and write at 18 years of age. He worked as and engineman and ‘brakesman’ at local pits, and when he...