Perth Corporation Tramways
|Perth Corporation Tramways|
|Open||7 October 1903|
|Close||19 January 1929|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Route length||5.01 miles (8.06 km)|
In October 1903 the horse tramways of the Perth and District Tramways were taken over by Perth Corporation. An initial experiment with a petrol tram was unsuccessful and electric service began on 31 October 1905.
The main route was from Scone to Cherrybank. There were branches to Craigie and to Dunkeld Road. The depot was beyond the terminus at Scone.
- 1-12 Hurst Nelson 1905.
- Water car converted from former horse car number 5.
In 1927 the Perth General Omnibus Company began operation of a bus service in direct competition. The Corporation responded by taking over the bus company on 3 April 1928, but the tramway closed on 19 January 1929 replaced by bus services operated by Walter Alexander & Sons.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
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