Edinburgh Street Tramways

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Edinburgh Street Tramways
Operation
Locale Edinburgh
Open 6 November 1871
Close 23 October 1904
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horse
Statistics
Route length 18.53 miles (29.82 km)

Edinburgh Street Tramways operated an horse-drawn tramway service in Edinburgh between 1871 and 1896, and Leith between 1871 and 1904.[1]

History[edit]

Services started on 6 November 1871 from Haymarket to Bernard Street in Leith.

Closure[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.