Dumbarton Burgh and County Tramways

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Dumbarton Burgh and County Tramways
Operation
Locale Dumbarton
Open 20 February 1907
Close 3 March 1928
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 4 ft 7 34 in (1,416 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Depot(s) Hartfield Gardens
Statistics
Route length 13.1 miles (21.1 km)

Dumbarton Burgh and County Tramways provided a tramway service in Dumbarton from 1907 to 1928.[1]

History[edit]

The Dumbarton Burgh and Country Tramway was constructed by Dick, Kerr & Co. and after initially being operated by the Electric Supply Corporation, it was transferred to the Dumbarton Burgh and County Tramways Company.

It ran from Dalmuir West through Dumbarton to Balloch, with a branch to Barloan Toll, and a branch to Jamestown.

Despite the connection with Glasgow Corporation Tramways at Dalmuir West, through running was not agreed.

Closure[edit]

The last tramway service ran on 3 March 1928, and two tramcars were transferred to Ayr Corporation Tramways.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The golden age of tramways. Charles Frederick Klapper, Routledge & Paul, 1961