SK3454 : Crich Tramway Village, Tramway Street

taken 9 years ago, near to Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Crich Tramway Village, Tramway Street
Crich Tramway Village, Tramway Street
Crich Tramway Village features working trams in a traditional street setting. Here, former Glasgow Corporation tramcar 1068 is seen approaching the stop at Stephenson Place.

The 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 monument, high on the hill in the background, is the Sherwood Foresters' War Memorial (LinkExternal link ).
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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Tuesday, 18 June, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 22 June, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites  Railways  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 344 549 [100m precision]
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