Century Old Tram Back in Service

After a five-year restoration project, a 100-year-old tram has gone back into service at the Black Country Living Museum. 

The tram, which originally operated in Dudley and Stourbridge, was built in 1919 in Tividale by the Electric Traction Company.

The tram spent the early 1970’s being used as a shed before being donated to the Black Country Living Museum in 1974, who then painstakingly restored it and put it back into service.

The latest round of restoration work cost £120,000 and was funded by donations made by the public, businesses, and a number of trusts and foundations.

The recent work saw elements of tram’s bodywork and structure rebuilt, while specialist teams also worked on its motors, brake rigging, and paintwork.

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