SK3455 : Trams Leaving Victoria Park

taken 6 years ago, near to Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Trams Leaving Victoria Park
Trams Leaving Victoria Park
Two restored trams carrying visitors at the Crich Tramway Village depart from the Victoria Park tram stop heading in opposite directions.

The tram on the left, heading towards Wakebridge and the Old Glory Mine, is former Glasgow Corporation tramcar 1068. This 1919-built Hurst Nelson tram was originally operated by Paisley and District Tramways with a fleet number of 68. When the Glasgow Corporation took over Paisley's Tramway, the car gained an enclosed top and was renumbered 1068.

When first acquired for preservation by the Scottish Tramway Museum Society, it was restored to the original open-top layout including Paisley number and livery. The tram was re-liveried as Glasgow 1068 in 2012 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the closure of Glasgow tramway - the last traditional tramway system to operate in a major British city.

The single decker tram on the right, headed towards the Town End terminus, is ex-Blackpool Corporation boat car number 236. This tram dates from 1934; it was renumbered as 607 in the late 1960s, but has now been restored to its 1930s livery and original fleet number.
Crich Tramway Village and National Tramway Museum
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.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3442 5512 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.5312N 1:29.2490W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3445 5508
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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