Wolverhampton Tramways Company
|Wolverhampton Tramways Company|
|Open||1 May 1878|
|Close||1 May 1900|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Route length||8.69 miles (13.99 km)|
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
- 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.
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.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
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