Bath Tramways Company

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Bath Tramways Company
Bath Tramways 1880 network.png
Operation
Locale Bath
Open 24 December 1880
Close July 1902
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 4 ft (1,219 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Horse
Depot(s) South side of London Road, near junction with Brunswick Street
Statistics
Route length 1.71 miles (2.75 km)

Bath Tramways Company and its successors operated a 4 ft (1,219 mm)[1] horse drawn tramway service in Bath between 1880 and 1902.[2]

History[edit]

The first service ran on 24 December 1880. On 26 May 1884 the company was taken over by the Patent Cable Tramways Corporation. It entered liquidation and was taken over by Dick, Kerr & Co. on 11 August 1888. This was taken over by the Bath Road Car and Tramways Company on 1 April 1889

Closure[edit]

The company was taken over by Bath Corporation and modernised and electrified by the Bath Electric Tramways Company.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Second hand Cambridge horse tram is third hand!
  2. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  3. ^ The Electrical Engineer, Volume 29, 1902