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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...

Derby 1

Derby 1A sunny Sunday 2nd May at Crich enabled the external display of Derby 1 prior to it leaving Crich to off – site storage. It was lined up with others from the East Midlands including Leicester 76 (which will return to the Exhibition Hall for static display) and...

Up-date on Blackpool 298 Restoration

Up-date on Blackpool 298 RestorationTwo of our long standing volunteers in engineering, Mike Crabtree and Peter Whiteley (Project Leader) visited the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Boston Lodge works to view progress on the new underframe they are working on for Blackpool 298 this week. They...

Tram Moves at Crich Tramway Village

Tram Moves at Crich Tramway VillageAs previously reported, the next restoration project for the workshop at Crich Tramway Village is Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298, which now needs to be brought back to the Crich Tramway Workshop from our store, ready to fit the new underframe due to be received from...

Centenary of Leeds 345

Centenary of Leeds 345On 27th March it will be 100 years since the vintage tramcar, Leeds 345, first entered public service. The tramcar is now based at Crich Tramway Village. In 1939, the tram was rebuilt by Leeds City Transport, which involved a conversion from an open balcony car with...

Blackpool 298 Restoration Up-date

Blackpool 298 Restoration Up-dateAs previously reported, the next restoration project for the workshop at Crich Tramway Village is the Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298. You may remember agreement was reached between the Tramway Museum Society (TMS), the Tramcar Sponsorship Organisation( TSO) and the...

Remembering the Effect of Conscription on Tramways

Remembering the Effect of Conscription on TramwaysDuring the First World War, in January 1916, The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, was passed in the British House of Commons. In February, responding to an appeal from tramway managers, the Ministry of Munitions agreed to add...

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