TMS marks six decades of operations at Crich museum

THE Tramway Museum Society (TMS) celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the museum in the old Cliff Quarry at Crich in 1959 with a special celebratory weekend on September 21-22.

One of the star attractions was the return of 1914-built Blackpool & Fleetwood Electric Tramroad ‘Box’ car No. 40 after its summer loan to Beamish Museum. 

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Early days of electric tramway operation at Crich as ‘Box 40’ is readied for another departure during 1964. The scene looks very different today, with the former Derby Assembly Rooms façade and Red Lion pub dominant. NTM

The ‘Box’ was donated to the fledgling TMS in 1963 – the same year it began its first horse tram operations at Crich – and the following year became one of the first electric trams to carry passengers at the museum.

Read more in the October 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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