A display of model trams with 10 layouts heads to Crich Tramway Village

The layout of the Whiteleaf tram will be among those on display.

The Model Tram, Trolleybus and Railway exhibition will take place at the National Tramway Museum on August 20 and 21.

Among the developments will be the Whiteleaf Tramway, the largest set of G-scale Belgian Vicinal rolling stock ever seen in the UK. The Buckinghamshire Garden Railway Society exhibit features an electric tram that travels the streets and goes through the countryside to serve the surrounding villages. As not all sections of a tramway would be equipped with overhead cables, steam and diesel traction arrives from outlying areas. This type of operation handles both passenger and freight traffic, which was very common on trams across Europe.

The layout of Camwell’s View shows a section of street track on Bristol Road, Birmingham in 1952, with various types of Corporation trams running along the route, which includes the shop of photographer W .S. Eades and the Municipal Bank where another famous photographer, WA Camwell, worked.

Exhibition organizer John Huddlestone said: “We are delighted to once again present this exhibition of model trams, trolleybuses and railways, which is

popular with exhibitors and visitors.

Marketing Manager, Amanda Blair, said: “The model display is a fantastic addition to our full-size trams, which will also be in service. There is no additional cost for the exhibition, which will be included in normal admission prices.

Normal museum entrance fees apply and opening hours are 10am-5:30pm (last entry at 4pm). 5.30pm For details visit: www.tramway.co.uk or call


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