Wednesday, November 11, 2015


As part of the Crich 60 celebrations, the Croydon Works car was named John Gardner, in memory of John who was a long serving member of the Permanent Way department.  Although slightly disabled from cerebral palsy 'Wobbly John' as he was known, served many years as part of the gang and only gave up as his health deteriorated and he suffered a broken hip which limited his mobility.

Brian Scott of Scott's Haulage unveiling the name plaque
\President David Frodsham giving a speech prior to the unveiling of the plaque

Line up of Permanent Way volunteers old and new


Crich 60 was an event arranged specially to celebrate the 60 years since the Museum started at Crich.  Lots of old friends from the past 60 years paid a visit and a very nice day was had after the rain stopped at lunchtime.  Several trams were in service, as follows -

Leeds 180 at Glory Mine

Blackpool 40 approaching Glory Mine

Liverpool 869 approaching Glory Mine

Cardiff 131 at Wakebridge

Sheffield 510 outside Rita's Cafe

Glasgow giving a good contrast to the autumn foliage

MET 131 outside the Red Lion

President David Frodsham on Southampton 45

45 and 869 at Town End

510 passing through Wakebridge

Monday, November 02, 2015

CRICH AT HALLOWEEN 2015 - Hazel Quarmby

 The tractors were from the Ashbourne and District Tractor Club, Woodies Wings were very popular all week, the yellow scary bus was going to Bournemouth, the pumpkin competition winner was on the top row with the smaller pumpkin in its mouth and I think the David Tennant Dr Who look-alike was wondering where in the Universe the Tardis had landed!!!

VIENNA IN JULY 2015 - Tony Stevenson

Tony went to Vienna in July 2015 and has kindly sent in some photos.

Track repairs, note to English systems that the trams are still running

There are about 100 Duvags left but there a 100 or so Flexitys on order.