Perth Corporation Tramways

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Perth Corporation Tramways
Operation
Locale Ayr
Open 7 October 1903
Close 19 January 1929
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
Route length 5.01 miles (8.06 km)

Perth Corporation Tramways operated an electric tramway service in Perth, Scotland between 1903 and 1929.[1]

History[edit]

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.

Fleet[edit]

  • 1-12 Hurst Nelson 1905.
  • Water car converted from former horse car number 5.

Closure[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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

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