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photoblog image Black Country Museum 2/7

Black Country Museum 2/7

The Albion Depot is based on Handsworth Tram Depot, built in the 1880’s near the West Bromwich Albion football ground. The depot was raised in height when electric trams were introduced and the change is still evident in the brickwork. The Museum’s trams are housed in the depot and include the single-deck, Brush built, No.34 which returned to traffic in 1997 after restoration, and it is now used regularly at the museum.

We are away at the moment, I will catch up with you when we return.

Black Country Museum 2/7

The Albion Depot is based on Handsworth Tram Depot, built in the 1880’s near the West Bromwich Albion football ground. The depot was raised in height when electric trams were introduced and the change is still evident in the brickwork. The Museum’s trams are housed in the depot and include the single-deck, Brush built, No.34 which returned to traffic in 1997 after restoration, and it is now used regularly at the museum.

We are away at the moment, I will catch up with you when we return.

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Sep 2012, 01:03
This is a beautiful image, Brian.
nice photo! Dudley seems surprised to see you!
Brian Walbey: Wouldn't it be fun if it was Dudley driving a tram called Dudley to the town of Dudley.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Sep 2012, 06:51
A fine machine Brian: I wish now I'd ridden on it
Brian Walbey: We were too lazy to walk back to the exit Chris.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 11 Sep 2012, 07:13
Tiff and I travelled on an Edwardian era working tram in the German town of Bad Shandau last year Brian.
LOL on the name, he looks like a Dudley too
Delightful Brian! smile
Looks somewhat like the old Lisbon trams - many of which are still in use and some of which were built, I believe in Sheffield - or was it Newcastle??
Brian Walbey: This looks very much a functional tram rather than some of the more decorative ones.
I have a pic of you and Maureen on this fine old tram!
Brian Walbey: I would like to see that some time Bill, perhaps you could email us a copy.
Beautiful capture of this lovely tram Brian!
  • Alan
  • Vancouver Airport
  • 11 Sep 2012, 21:58
I love the magic of the old trams. Interesting to see the extension to the shed height. (I was looking at ground level at first, half expecting the building to have been jacked up.. such an idiot wink ). Enjoy your trip; I'm away, too (Pacific north west USA).
Brian Walbey: WE were down your way Alan staying in Wareham not far from Maureen's brother who lives in Poole. Have a good holiday yourself.

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