Keighley Tramways Company

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Keighley Tramways Company
Operation
Locale Keighley
Open 8 May 1889
Close 21 September 1901
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 4 ft (1,219 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Horse
Depot(s) South Street/Arcadia Street
Statistics
Route length 2.28 miles (3.67 km)

Keighley Corporation Tramways operated a tramway service in Keighley between 1889 and 1901.[1]

History[edit]

Keighley Tramways Company constructed a horse-drawn tramway from Ingrow through Keighley to Utley. Services started on 8 May 1889. The service was never financially successful. The only dividend ever paid by the company was when it was wound up.

Closure[edit]

The company sold out to Keighley Corporation in 1901. The 30 horses and 6 tramcars and other equipment were sold at auction for £804.[2] The service was modernised and continued as Keighley Corporation Tramways.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ Keighley News, 8 January 2009