Blog: Outside works

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...

Mainline Work On Track

Mainline Work On TrackThe image above shows excavating a section of the mainline ready for sleeper packing. To keep the Museum’s mile long demonstration tramway operational, a huge variety of tasks take place behind the scenes which are normally never seen by the visiting public. For two...

Winter Closure – Construction Work

Winter Closure – Construction WorkClosure of Crich Tramway Village for the winter allows our Outside Works team to carry out maintenance and development tasks without disrupting the tram service. In August 2015 we obtained a substantial amount of new tram track which was initially stored on the North...

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