Aberdeen District Tramways
|Aberdeen District Tramways|
|Open||31 August 1874|
|Close||27 August 1898|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Route length||10.95 miles (17.62 km)|
The Aberdeen District Tramways services started on 31 August 1874.
The company fleet grew to around 40 tramcars.[when?] Initial vehicles were obtained from the Starbuck Car and Wagon Company but from 1883 the company turned to a local manufacturer, R & J Shinnie of Union Row, Aberdeen, who provided subsequent tramcars.
Aberdeen Corporation took over the company on 26 August 1898 and formed the Aberdeen Corporation Tramways to continue the service and modernise it.
Horse car number 1 survived and is restored in the Grampian Transport Museum.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
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