Blog: Tramway Engineering

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...

Glory Mine Up-date

Glory Mine Up-dateOur Permanent Way renewal project at Glory Mine continues with the objective to complete laying the new formation bed before Christmas.The old trackwork and ballast has been removed with fresh lengths of rail laid alongside ready for installation. 280 tonnes of fresh...

Winter Working Progressing

Winter Working ProgressingThe unseasonably fine and mild weather for Crich has allowed our Facilities team to make good progress on a range of winter projects over the past couple of weeks. In the Permanent Way Yard, a concrete hardstanding has been completed to provide a work area for...

Taking Shape

Taking ShapeProgress continues to be made on the restoration of ‘Bluebird’, LCC 1, which is starting to take shape once more. From the vantage point of the public ‘Restoration Workshop Viewing Gallery’ it is apparent that the interior fittings have been taken from store and the...

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