Blog: Outside works

Sponsor a Sleeper

Sponsor a SleeperSupport track renewal at The National Tramway Museum – Winter 2019-20 A lot of the tramway track at Crich Tramway Village has been in place for over fifty years. Particular sections now need to be renewed. We will be replacing the section known as ‘the Bandstand...

Winter Working

Winter WorkingDespite the recent poor weather, our Facilities Team have spent the first two weeks of our closed season getting stuck into their busy programme of winter works. At the far end of our line at Glory Mine, a large quantity of old rail that was replaced last winter has...

Glory Mine Progress

Glory Mine ProgressThis week we reached an important milestone for our track relaying project at Glory Mine.Over the weekend, a team of our volunteers finished laying the last few rails which will form the end of our line. Thursday, our overhead line staff successfully negotiated this...

Overhead Line Checks

Overhead Line ChecksOur staff and volunteers have been out enjoying the sun this week while conducting the annual pre-season inspection and maintenance of our overhead line equipment. With much of our overhead equipment having originally served on first generation Tramway and trolleybus...

Traverser Returns

Traverser ReturnsOur Traverser has now returned from a comprehensive overhaul thanks to Chesterfield Crane Company. The Traverser plays an important role at the museum as the sole means of access to the tramcars on display in our Great Exhibition Hall and Depots 5 & 6. (Below left...