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photoblog image Crich Museum - A Tram Selection 3/7

Crich Museum - A Tram Selection 3/7

Two pictures of the ex Sheffield Corporation Tramways No.74 which was built in 1900 . After being sold to Gateshead, where it ran in much modified form until that system closed, Sheffield 74's lower deck survived as a suburban garden shed in the town. During its restoration at Crich in the 1990s it was fitted with an Edwardian Sheffield top deck. You will notice in all this weeks images that there is not a lot of people about, this was early July and the schools were still in business so it was mainly retired folks like us taking advantage of having Crich to ourselves, even so they still ran five different trams during the day, roughly every 10 minutes.

 

Those of us who were able to gather at Shugborough last Sunday had a great time together, here's just a few shots I took, apologies if you didn't get on to any of my shots.

 

                            

                

Crich Museum - A Tram Selection 3/7

Two pictures of the ex Sheffield Corporation Tramways No.74 which was built in 1900 . After being sold to Gateshead, where it ran in much modified form until that system closed, Sheffield 74's lower deck survived as a suburban garden shed in the town. During its restoration at Crich in the 1990s it was fitted with an Edwardian Sheffield top deck. You will notice in all this weeks images that there is not a lot of people about, this was early July and the schools were still in business so it was mainly retired folks like us taking advantage of having Crich to ourselves, even so they still ran five different trams during the day, roughly every 10 minutes.

 

Those of us who were able to gather at Shugborough last Sunday had a great time together, here's just a few shots I took, apologies if you didn't get on to any of my shots.

 

                            

                

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Mar 2016, 00:26
Brilliant tram, Brian...I have never seen the like, as Melbourne's trams were single deckers.

Love the montage...all good, clean fun, except that there is a codger accosting our Al!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. I think most of the city trams over here were double deckers, although more rural areas had single deckers. All the modern ones are of course single decker. I did wonder about those two codgers, all harmless fun I'm sure smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Mar 2016, 05:13
J'aime beaucoup ces trains à  deux étages.
Brian Walbey: Lovely aren't they, and also fun to ride on.
This tram is a gem Brian!
Thank you for sharing the gathering images.
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just Richard. I thought this was the best way to post some f the pictures I took on Sunday.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2016, 06:47
Fine memories of a great day Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris, we enjoyed ourselves very much, I do hope we get to meet all of you, and more, again in the future.
Gotta love the double-decker, Brian, but one sure hopes a gusty wind doesn't topple it!

THANK YOU for adding the photos of the meetup, which I'm loving. Who is the lady in the bottom-left image with Frank? I'm trying to see if that's Anne???? I'd love a list of all the SCers there...plus the wives.
Brian Walbey: I've often thought about tall trams like these and the wind, it must have been quite scary on the top in a gale.
I surely appreciate the get together photos, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, shame you live so far away, one day perhaps.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2016, 08:43
It looked a good day, Brian - sorry not to get there this time
Brian Walbey: I had wondered if you might have come with Chris, it would have been nice to meet you again, we only managed to chat for a short while at Cosford.
I like the picture of Tiff giving Alan a kiss Brian.
Brian Walbey: Less said about that better I think Chad !
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2016, 09:53
A fine looking vehicle and a nice set of shots of the meet.
Brian Walbey: Yes this one was quite ice to ride on Mike. Somehow my people shots last Sunday weren't as extensive as previous occasions.
a double decker tram still eludes me, Brian. fine shots all around. the next time someone should try a shot of just all the cameras lined up on a sturdy table!
Brian Walbey: I think most of the city trams over here were double deckers, although more rural areas had single deckers. All the modern ones are of course single decker. I guess if we had put all our cameras together on the table there would have been quite a large sum of moneys worth. BTW I enjoyed seeing Ginnie's set of photos of your visit to Gorinchem on her 'In Soul' blog, I guess you all had a fine weekend together.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2016, 13:45
Sounds like a good time to visit then; I will remember that when 24 June comes and I become a gentleman of leisure.

Until I read Ray's comment, I did not see me in a starring role in obne of the images. No idea what Chris was saying! My favourite of this collage is Frank and Elizabeth top right.
Brian Walbey: yes we generally try to go to places when the kids are still at school, depending of course what sort of place is it. Fortunately, for you, Chris was only pretending a kiss, I might have been quite concerned otherwise and I'm sure you would have been!!
No 74 is a grand old Tram, a good thing there are places like Crich to preserve such vehicles. We had such a good day Sunday there has been very little sun since.
Brian Walbey: One of many fine trams at Crich Martin. We were very lucky with the weather on Sunday.
Good tram pictures and some fine snaps from Sunday ..I wonder what Chris was saying?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. Alan and Chris were messing about and Chris mimed giving Alan a peck on the cheek, almost!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Mar 2016, 17:00
The trams are of a proud height, almost tohing the sky. I like your pictures of the SC get-toegether, what might Chris have wispered into Alan's ear ? Oh, I have a guess, but I don't dare to say it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. Alan and Chris were messing about and Chris mimed giving Alan a peck on the cheek, almost!
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2016, 18:08
Lovely shots, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline.
Great pics above AND below, Brian. Got my new specs yesterday, so now I'm all set smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom. No holding you back now then, I hope they turn out well, I'm taking ages to get used to my new ones.
Great pic's, Brian, thanks. I do like those trams also.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank.

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