Birmingham and District Tramways

The Birmingham and District Tramways Company, and its later incarnation, the Birmingham Tramways and Omnibus Company Limited, operated horsecar services (from May 1872), before eventually being taken-over by the Birmingham Central Tramways Company in late 1885. Photographs depicting staff working the horse-drawn services do not appear to have survived, so it is currently unclear whether or not uniforms were worn.


Steam tram drivers and conductors
Birmingham tram drivers licence
Birmingham municipal driver's licence (No 122) - brass. Although images appear not to have survived, it is reasonably likely that drivers working the company's horsecar services would have worn this type of municipal licence. Author's Collection.

Birmingham Corporation Tramways conductor licence
Birmingham municipal conductor's licence - brass.

Birmingham Corporation tram conductor licence
Birmingham municipal licence - brass. This oval type of licence may have been used at some point, but photographic evidence is currently lacking. Author's Collection.