The Day The City Gave A Train Name Plate to The Black Country Living Museum.

Councillor Phil Bateman said today “On Feb 1st in 2006 nearly 15 years ago. As Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton I presented the name plate of Virgin Trains  ‘Black Country Voyager’ to the Black Country Museum Transport hall.

The City had been presented with the name plate by Virgin Trains in 2002.

Originally three name plates were made, with two going directly on the train, and one being presented to the City.

Back in 2005 I explained that it was a great name plate, and it was an honour for the City and The Black Country to have the name plate presented.

But I strongly felt that there would be far more people seeing the name plate at The Black Country Living Museum instead of it being stored in the City vaults. It would be interesting to see now in 2021 how Many visitors have seen the plaque since it was handed over to the Museum officials.”

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more