SK3454 : Tram Depot, Crich Tramway Village

taken 7 years ago, near to Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Tram Depot, Crich Tramway Village
Tram Depot, Crich Tramway Village
Some of the preserved tramcars stored at the National Tramway Museum in Crich. They are (from left to right):

22 and 812, two ex-Glasgow Corporation Tramways “standards”; built in 1922 and 1900 respectively, the latter originally as an open top car which acquired its top cover ten years later. Each covered more than a million miles whilst in service. 22 was withdrawn at the end of 1960. SK3454 : Glasgow trams at Crich shows them operating near the Town End terminus.

40, ex-Blackpool Corporation Tramways. Built in 1926, this was the last open balcony tram to operate within Great Britain.

345, ex-Leeds City Tramways. Entered service in 1921 as a balcony car, it became fully enclosed in 1939. It was withdrawn from service early because of poor bodywork and was used as a carpenters’ tea shed at a Leeds depot until, in 1959, it became one of the first trams to be stored at Crich (LinkExternal link ). It has since been restored to its 1939 condition.

60, ex- Johannesburg. Built in 1905, it was one of many built in the UK for export to all corners of the British Empire.
Crich Tramway Village and National Tramway Museum :: SK3455

Crich Tramway Village is the recreated historic village that is the setting for the National Tramway Museum in Derbyshire. The village is set around a period street, with several re-built buildings from all over the country, including the façade of the former Assembly Rooms from Derby and the Red Lion Inn from Stoke-on-Trent. The site has been developed at a derelict limestone quarry.

The museum has over 60 tramcars from various locations; about seventeen vehicles are currently in operational condition, with more on display or being restored. Every operating day, the museum selects between two and four trams and operates them over its line to Glory Mine, via Wakebridge. The village also includes a cafe, old-style sweetshop, and the museum's tram depots. There is also a re-created Victorian park, children’s play area, woodland walk and sculpture trail.

LinkExternal link Crich Tramway Village web site
LinkExternal link Wikipedia article

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 June, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 22 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3445 5493 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.4286N 1:29.2234W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3447 5495
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