Edinburgh Street Tramways
|Edinburgh Street Tramways|
|Open||6 November 1871|
|Close||23 October 1904|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Route length||18.53 miles (29.82 km)|
Services started on 6 November 1871 from Haymarket to Bernard Street in Leith.
On 9 December 1893, Edinburgh and District Tramways took over the lines operated by the company within the Edinburgh city boundary. On 31 January 1896 they took over the line to Meadowbank. On 23 October 1904, Leith Corporation Tramways took over the lines operated by the company within the Leith town boundary, and Edinburgh Street Tramways ceased to trade.
Car 23 survives, owned by the Edinburgh Horse Tram Trust, and is under restoration at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
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