Wolverhampton Tramways Company

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Wolverhampton Tramways Company
Operation
Locale Wolverhampton
Open 1 May 1878
Close 1 May 1900
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horse
Depot(s) Darlington Street
Statistics
Route length 8.69 miles (13.99 km)

Wolverhampton Tramways Company operated a tramway service in Wolverhampton between 1878 and 1900.[1]

History[edit]

The Wolverhampton Tramways Order of 1877 authorised the Wolverhampton Tramways Company to construct a horse-drawn tramway in Wolverhampton.

The company developed three routes from Queen Street in Wolverhampton

  • Tettenhall
  • Willenhall
  • Bilston and Moxley.

In 1881 the company ran a steam tram built by Hughes's Locomotive & Tramway Engine Works of Loughborough, but this experiment was abandoned in the same year.

Closure[edit]

On 1 May 1900, Wolverhampton Corporation purchased those sections of the tramway that lay within its boundary and services were modernised as Wolverhampton Corporation Tramways.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.