Category Archives: Black Country Living Museum

They’ve Run in 2024!

We take another look to see which heritage trams have run in service so far in 2024 on tramways across the British Isles. There has been some movement since we last ran this article with more trams being used at … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2024!

For the first time this year we take a look at which heritage trams have run in service during 2024 across the British Isles. To remind you this article aim to feature which heritage trams have run in passenger service … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2023!

We round-up things of which heritage trams ran in service on tramways in the British Isles during 2023 with a final “They Ran in 2023!”. In truth since we last ran this article at the start of November 2023 there … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With the start of November traditionally the end of most heritage tram operating seasons across the British Isles (with just Beamish and Blackpool now offering the regular chance to ride on a heritage tram over the next couple of months, … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Having last taken a look at which heritage trams have run in passenger service in British Isles during 2023 at the start of June you’d think almost three months later that there may be quite a few changes? In this … Continue reading

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Summerlee Tramway closed

We normally report on there being two operational tramways in Scotland – one modern and one heritage. But whilst the modern tram system in Edinburgh has had positive news to report over the past month with the opening of the … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Thank you to everyone who has provided updates to this list which are now shown below. The last time we brought you this round-up of heritage trams which have run in the British Isles this year it was April, so … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2022!

Easter was traditionally the start of the operating season for heritage trams, and whilst that has changed in recent years with all year round operation at some lines in the UK it seems that it marks a good starting point … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2020…

As we put 2020 “to bed” we bring you this look at those heritage trams which ran in the British Isles during the calendar year of 2020. Obviously, nowhere near as many trams ran during 2020 as in previous years … Continue reading

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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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