Sheerness and District Tramways

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Sheerness and District Tramways
Operation
Locale Sheerness
Open 9 April 1903
Close 7 July 1917
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Statistics
Route length 2.47 miles (3.98 km)

The Sheerness and District Tramways operated a tramway service in Sheerness between 1903 and 1917.[1]

History[edit]

The system opened on 9 April 1903 with a depot located at TQ 9314 7348 near Sheerness East railway station. There were 12 tramcars obtained from Brush Electrical Engineering Company of Loughborough.

In 1904, tramcars 9-12 were sold to the City of Birmingham Tramways Company Ltd.

Closure[edit]

This was the first electric tramway to close in Britain. There was a shortage of spares for its German-manufactured Siemens and Halske overhead equipment during the First World War.[2]

Tramcars 1 to 8 were sold to Darlington Corporation Light Railways in 1917.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ "Chronology of Sheerness in the lifetime of the Sheerness Heritage Centre". SheernessHeritageCentre.com. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 

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