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photoblog image Crich Museum - A Tram Selection 1/7

Crich Museum - A Tram Selection 1/7

Thanks from Maureen and me to 11 other Shutterchancers and 3 wives whose company we really enjoyed at Shugborough yesterday, we had a lovely time.       A look this week at the five trams in use on the day of our visit. This is the former Blackpool Corporation Tramways Boat car, originally numbered 607. It sent all of its working life at Blackpool and was acquired by Crich in 2011. It was restored to original 1930s condition in Blackpool and entered Crich service for the first time in 2012. This is in the main street at the museum and gives a good idea of the line as it makes its way towards the country part of the running line.

Crich Museum - A Tram Selection 1/7

Thanks from Maureen and me to 11 other Shutterchancers and 3 wives whose company we really enjoyed at Shugborough yesterday, we had a lovely time.       A look this week at the five trams in use on the day of our visit. This is the former Blackpool Corporation Tramways Boat car, originally numbered 607. It sent all of its working life at Blackpool and was acquired by Crich in 2011. It was restored to original 1930s condition in Blackpool and entered Crich service for the first time in 2012. This is in the main street at the museum and gives a good idea of the line as it makes its way towards the country part of the running line.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Mar 2016, 00:11
It is immaculate, Brian.
Brian Walbey: As are all the trams at Crich Ray.
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2016, 02:03
Ce tram est très original dans sa forme.
Brian Walbey: It has been restored to perfection.
Wonderful Brian. Straight from the box!
Brian Walbey: It has been restored to perfection.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2016, 06:18
When would this have been built, Brian?
Brian Walbey: Built in the 1930's Lisl.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2016, 06:43
A fine shot Brian and presumably a small miracle you kept the general public out of it
Brian Walbey: We went on a midweek day in early July before the schools shut down for the holidays so the only people about were mainly 'old folks' like us.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Mar 2016, 07:11
This a great shot and I can see the pilot is enjoying himself. Chris is right, nobody 'photobombing' this picture, LOVE it.
I am glad to hear you had a great time yesterday, we already saw some great pictures from the event.
Brian Walbey: We went on a midweek day in early July before the schools shut down for the holidays so the only people about were mainly 'old folks'. We really enjoyed yesterday, although two favourite SC ladies from across the North sea were sadly missing.
Astrid and I are so glad you had such a good time at yesterday's meetup, Brian, and are sorry we couldn't have joined you. Keep the images coming!

In the meantime, It's fun to see such a "boat car." That would be a fun ride!
Brian Walbey: I understand you might be coming over to stay with somebody later in the year so at least you will no doubt get to meet up with some of 'the gang'. They had five different trams running during the day and we got to ride on all of them.
Cracking picture Brian of a vehicle that generations must have ridden on along the seafront at Blackpool

So pleased you and Maureen were able to make it yesterday. It was a very enjoyable meet up.

Hope to see you in Droitwich in the not too distant future
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, Droitwich is on our long list of places we wan to go while we still can. We really did enjoy yesterday.
Reminds me of our old Volkswagon van from the seventies.
Brian Walbey: I can see the likeness Mary.
Wonderful style to this design Brian. I'm glad you had a great day yesterday.
Brian Walbey: They used to be called Gondolas I believe. yes we had a fine time yesterday Chad, shame you couldn't make it.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Mar 2016, 10:25
I remember a journey on one of these to see the illuminations the first time. A long long time ago!
Brian Walbey: They ran for many years I believe Mike.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Mar 2016, 10:56
Yes, I saw you eating the cake seriously - this is a fine tram for warm, sunny summerdays in England.
Brian Walbey: And a lovely cake it was too Philine. This used to run up and down the Blackpool sea front for many years.
beautiful shot. lovely exposure and of course the subject matter is handsomely restored.
Brian Walbey: A fine old tram isn't it.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2016, 17:05
These were aptly named. I do like the string of red lamps from the mounting of the pole. What a lovely view you have here, looking down towards the Bowes-Lyon bridge and with memorial on the hillside.

It was lovely to see you and Maureen yesterday; I'm so pleased that you were able to come.
Brian Walbey: Being mid-week there wasn't a lot of people about so it was quite easy to get shots like this one. We enjoyed seeing you, and everybody else on Sunday, we enjoyed the day more than the Cosford venue to be honest.
A nice bit of restoration work!
Brian Walbey: Really well done isn't it.

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