One of the next projects for our conservation workshop will be to reconstruct an operational double deck garden seat horse tram. This will be a great addition to Crich and will provide a different experience to our current operational horse tram, Sheffield 15.

North Metropolitan horse tram being extracted from farm site in Powys - photo by Mike Crabtree
Joseph the horse inspecting the new tram arrival

The reconstruction will involve using parts salvaged from two tramcars – North Metropolitan Tramways 184 (acquired by the Tramway Museum Society in 1979) and an unidentified similar tramcar acquired by the Society in 2016. The completed tramcar will assume the identity of North Metropolitan Tramways Company horse tramcar no. 184, as this is the only known identity of either of the vehicles. For more information about the tramcar rescued in 2016, see this previous blog post: https://www.tramway.co.uk/2016/05/26/horse-tram-news/ and here: https://www.tramway.co.uk/trams/north-metropolitan-horse-tram/
This project is being generously funded by the London County Council Tramways Trust.

Horse Tram Sheffield 15 at Crich
Horse Tram + driver in shirt
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