Crich Tramway Village

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Robert Howard

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We are lucky to live near Crich Tramway Village. A few photos partly to see if I can work out how to add photos to the new forum :)



 
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Haven't been to Crich for a while, but should be going there next month for a special TMS/LRTA private open day to celebrate 60 years since the formation of the Tramway Museum Society. Hard to believe they have been going that long, though my first visit there was about 50 years ago - not that I can remember much about it !
 
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The open tram is certainly unique !
 
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I remember seeing the Blackpool steeple cab tram at Thornton Gate coal yard when I was a youngster over 70 years ago. It brought full coal wagon from Fleetwood and returned the empties.
 
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The open tram is certainly unique !
Yes, one of the famous Blackpool toastracks. I think some other seaside towns had them as well, including 4 wheel examples.
 
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A few pictures from yesterdays TMS 60 event.........

 
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Thanks for posting!
 
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I wish the line was longer, not sure if it would be possible though.
 
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First went to Crich about 35 years ago and generally pop back every couple of years, always a good day out there, especially on the 'special' days when there's events like the Festival of Model Tramways, and some of the themed days; there was a cold war event a few years back - went up there in my Trabi and there was a good turnout of vehicles from the 'Soviet sphere of influence', and the East Berlin tram was in service.
A lot of folk were dressed the part - Red Army uniforms in evidence etc; I went in civvies however - Stasi style haha.....
 
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I wish the line was longer, not sure if it would be possible though.
One of the original ideas for the TMS was to take over the Easingwold Light Railway just North of York. Sadly for reason that I am not sure of, that proposal came to nothing. Probably BR or whoever owned the Line wanted more than the TMS could afford.
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Andrew B. Middleton

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What gauge were those rather narrow gauge tracks passing underneath the over bridge in the second photo of Robert Howard's?
 
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What gauge were those rather narrow gauge tracks passing underneath the over bridge in the second photo of Robert Howard's?
If you look at which way each rail curves on the far side of the bridge (click on the photo to make it bigger, if necessary) you will see that the tracks through the bridge are interlaced and they (rails 1 & 3 . . . and rails 2 & 4) are both standard gauge!
 
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This is true, perhaps the photos below show this more clearly as I somehow always manage to go back to Derbyshire when the sun shines



 
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in railway terms(43 years a driver)it's called "gauntlet track". Sydney used to have a bit on it's heavy rail system.-old como bridge and the track into/out of darling harbour goods yard-both now gone. It's used when the track clearance is to small for double track, but switchable points are not needed.
 
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in railway terms(43 years a driver)it's called "gauntlet track". Sydney used to have a bit on it's heavy rail system.-old como bridge and the track into/out of darling harbour goods yard-both now gone. It's used when the track clearance is to small for double track, but switchable points are not needed.
Remember well the delays at Como with the gauntlet track on the old bridge... I don't recall any on the tramway system though there was a bit of single track... Still some in use in Lisbon though.
 
Miamigo259

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The system in Elblag, Poland (Elbing in East Prussia to 1945) had a short section of gauntlet track still in use back in 2001.



Not sure if it is still there, as I haven't been back there since, but I'm surprised it remained in use so late, given that the Town was seriously damaged in early 1945, with most of the "Old Town" area (the location of this section of track) totally destroyed.
 
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The system in Elblag, Poland (Elbing in East Prussia to 1945) had a short section of gauntlet track still in use back in 2001.

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Not sure if it is still there, as I haven't been back there since, but I'm surprised it remained in use so late, given that the Town was seriously damaged in early 1945, with most of the "Old Town" area (the location of this section of track) totally destroyed.
There is at least one section of Gauntlet Track on the Croydon System, possibly 2 if memory serves me well. Used to get 2 tracks through tight locations as amply demostrated with the Eblang view.
 
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We are lucky to live near Crich Tramway Village. A few photos partly to see if I can work out how to add photos to the new forum :)

Blimey - low bridge problem o_Oo_Oo_Oo_O