Darlington Street Railroad Company
|Darlington Street Railroad|
|Open||1 January 1862|
|Close||1 January 1865|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The Darlington Street Railroad Company started operation on 1 January 1862. It was the brainchild of George Francis Train, who had previously attempted to introduce horse tramway services in Birkenhead and London
It encountered a number of major issues including forgery of the tokens needed to use the trams; cows and farmers obstructing the line, and a case which reached Durham Summer Assizes in July 1864 where Charles Miller claimed £50 compensation for the loss of his greyhound.
The last day of operation was 1 January 1865. The rails were removed in February, the company was officially declared bankrupt in November, and wound up in December.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- Darlington & Stockton Times, 4 January 1862
- The London Gazette, 26 December 1865
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