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CRICH TRAMWAY MUSEUM

My first ever visit to Crich Tramway Museum was in the early 1990’s, just after we’d moved to live in the East Midlands. This fine old girl is the very last tram to run on the tram system in the city of Glasgow in 1962. She is one of the Glasgow ‘Streamliner’class of trams and is seen passing under the Bowes-Lyon Bridge on its way out in to the country part of the museum.

 

From The Scanner - Upright Style 2/14

CRICH TRAMWAY MUSEUM

My first ever visit to Crich Tramway Museum was in the early 1990’s, just after we’d moved to live in the East Midlands. This fine old girl is the very last tram to run on the tram system in the city of Glasgow in 1962. She is one of the Glasgow ‘Streamliner’class of trams and is seen passing under the Bowes-Lyon Bridge on its way out in to the country part of the museum.

 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 11 Feb 2014, 02:34
Wonderful old tram, Brian.
Brian Walbey: isn't she just Ray.
Thats just a great photo
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shane, Crich is well worth a visit if you ever travel that way.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Feb 2014, 07:06
I remember seeing the last run of the Glasgow trams on TV Brian. How foolish they must feel now to have disposed of such an asset
Brian Walbey: Yes a sad day for many towns and cities when the trams were taken away. They have trams in Nottingham nowadays and in fact are extending the network at the moment.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 Feb 2014, 07:32
Terrific photo, amazing how well the slides have kept.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, I've done my best to keep them all stored properly.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2014, 08:04
I think they have done a cracking job at Crich. On my first visit, this bridge was just a heap of parts dumped in a field but I've since been back and it looks wonderful in its setting. I like the interlaced tracks; it adds even more interest. Crich's first tram was Southampton's no. 45.. cost them £10!
Brian Walbey: My word you must have been there in the early days then Alan. Southampton No.45 sounds much nicer than Scumsville No.45 doesn't it smile
I like Crich pity there aren't more trams still in use in cities
Brian Walbey: There are trams in Nottingham and the network is currently being extended, they are quite nice to ride in. You do realise of course that when he gets a few years older Crich would make a great day out for Joseph and Granddad.
Love the style
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 11 Feb 2014, 12:54
I thought from the thumb that this might be Crich
Brian Walbey: yes that bridge is a dead give-away isn't it.
lovely details here Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
A nice yesteryear look and feel.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Feb 2014, 16:13
I can remember sleeping in my grandmother's attic room in Portsmouth amd loking down on the trams - many years ago, Brian. I was meant to be asleep but I couldn't resist watching them
Brian Walbey: You lucky thing, I never actually lived anywhere near places that had trams, although I do remember the trolleybuses when my parents took me to London sometimes.
The only times I had the good fortune to ride in a Tram was when I lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Brian; but they were single story, nothing like the beautiful double decker we see here.
Brian Walbey: Most of the tram systems in our towns and cities had two decks to them, although now trams are being re-introduced in some of our large towns and cities but are now only single deckers like the ones you had.
Nice shot,Brian,it could only be from Scotland with those destinations!
Brian Walbey: Yes one of the trams from Glasgow Frank.
What a wonderful old tram Brian!
Brian Walbey: Isn't she delightful Richard, and although this was taken many years ago the old girl is still running at the museum even now.
I must get down there one of these days!
Brian Walbey: Indeed you should Tom, it's probably not much of a journey from where you live.
fabulous shot of this double decker. i like everything about this image right down to the cobblestones, the walls and the iron work.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush, there is nothing modern in this picture at all is there.
A most interesting transport! I'd love to ride in the top!
Brian Walbey: Yes back in the old days most of our cities and big towns had tram systems, although not where I grew up. We took our grandchildren to this museum, it not being far from us, a couple of years ago, and it was a job to get Lauren (5 at the time) on the lower floor let alone the top floor.

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