Category Archives: Black Country Living Museum

Trams &: Wolverhampton & District 34 & Bournemouth trolleybus 297

In this new photographic series we will be featuring trams alongside other vehicles. Whether that be a bus, train, steam road vehicle, car or in this case a trolleybus anything goes during this series! As long as there are at … Continue reading

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Dudley, Stourbridge & District 5

Off to the West Midlands for our latest foray into the archives as we head to the Black Country Living Museum to take a look at the tram which was the mainstay of the service for many years and has … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Dudley, Stourbridge & District 5

Shortly before Christmas we saw the return of Dudley, Stourbridge & District 5 to service at the Black Country Living Museum following the completion of a major overhaul and in this edition of Picture in Time it is that tram … Continue reading

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An early Christmas present in the Midlands

Dudley, Stourbridge & District 5 has returned to service at the Black Country Living Museum following the completion of its £120,000 overhaul. The tram re-entered service on Monday 18th December at the culmination of the five year project to get … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A windy day in Dudley

It isn’t just operating tramways who have trouble in the wind! On Sunday 22nd October the tram service was suspended at the Black Country Living Museum because of fears that the wind would dewire the tram and cause it to … Continue reading

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Old Midland Metro track donated to Black Country Living Museum

Track replaced as part of the major relaying project on Bilston Road is set to enjoy a second life with 100 metres of rail having been donated to the Black Country Living Museum. Although at the end of its operational … Continue reading

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Dudley & Stourbridge 5 returns home

It has come to light that Dudley & Stourbridge 5 has recently returned home to the Black Country Living Museum, following a lengthy period spent in Wales where the tram has been undergoing a major overhaul. It is not known … Continue reading

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Tram Driving Experience Day at Black Country Living Museum

The latest heritage tramway in the UK to offer a Tram Driving Experience Day is the Black County Living Museum although if you want to get your hands on a 3’6” gauge tram you will have to be quick as … Continue reading

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Black Country Living Museum looks towards the future

Dudley’s Black Country Living Museum – home to the UK’s only 3”6’ on street tramway – have announced ambitious plans for a major expansion of the museum which would include an extension to the tramway to form a circular route … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Lisbon 361 and 730

Today Picture in Time goes continental! Obviously this website is British Trams Online so we concentrate on trams which are either British or have spent some of their life in the British Isles so the two trams we feature today … Continue reading

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Black Country Living Museum tramway back up and running fully

Having not run in its entirety since December 2013 the Black Country Living Museum tramway is now once running a full service between the Museum Entrance and Tram Depot following the completion of the infrastructure repairs. Trams had been running … Continue reading

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Black Country Living Museum back on track!

After 18 long months trams are back on track at the Black Country Living Museum following the completion of the first phase of track replacement works. Trams are now running daily on a half route between the tram depot and … Continue reading

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Final push for Dudley & Stourbridge 5 overhaul

The Black Country Living Museum are making a final call to raise funds to complete the overhaul of Dudley & Stourbridge 5 with just £4,000 needed to finish the work. The Tividale tram has been receiving an extensive overhaul at … Continue reading

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Work starts on returning tram services to Black Country Living Museum

Since the end of 2013 visitors attending the Black Country Living Museum and wishing to enjoy a tram ride have been sorely disappointed with the short running line closed as a result of a condition survey showing the track was … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Dudley, Stourbridge & District Electric Tramways 5

The latest tram to feature in our “Picture in Time” series is Dudley, Stourbridge & District Electric Tramways 5 a tram which for many years was the mainstay of the service at the Black County Living Museum but in more … Continue reading

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Black Country museum tramway closes

2013 has ended on a very sour note for one of the UK’s heritage tramways, with the shock news just after Christmas that the short operating line at the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley has been closed down indefinitely. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley has the only operational 3’6” gauge tramway on the UK mainland and normally operates a one tram service between the entrance and the town using either Wolverhampton & District 34 or Wolverhampton 49. … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch rides on fourth and final tram

The involvement of trams in the London 2012 Olympic Torch relay has now come to an end after Wolverhampton 49 became the fourth tram to carry a torch bearer at the Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 30th June.

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