Rothesay and Ettrick Bay Light Railway
|Rothesay and Ettrick Bay Light Railway|
Map of Rothesay and Ettrick Bay Light Railway routes
|Open||19 August 1902|
|Close||30 September 1936|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Route length||4.87 miles (7.84 km)|
In 1901 the tramway was bought by British Electric Traction and closed on 2 March 1902 for modernisation. It was regauged to 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) and electrified. Some horse-drawn vehicles were re-gauged and operated a temporary service until the electrification was complete. Electric services started on 13 August 1902.
On 1 January 1914, control of the company passed to the Scottish General Transport Company.
- 1-10 Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works 1902 Toastracks
- 11-15 Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works 1902 Single-deck saloons
- 16-20 Brush Electrical Engineering Company 1903 Toastracks
On 1 June 1932, the company name changed to Western Scottish Motor Traction Company, and the tramway closed on 30 September 1936.
The depot in Port Bannatyne is still in use as a bus garage.