Stockton and District Tramways Company

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Stockton and District Tramways Company
Operation
Locale Stockton-on-TeesNorton
Open 1893
Close 1896
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 4 ft (1,219 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Steam
Statistics
Route length 6.28 miles (10.11 km)

The Stockton and District Tramways Company operated a steam tramway service between Stockton-on-Tees and Norton between 1893 and 1896.[1]

History[edit]

The Stockton and District Tramways Company was a short lived tramway operator, surviving for only 3 years. In 1893 it took over the services operated by the Stockton and Darlington Steam Tramway Company which had run into financial difficulty.

Closure[edit]

It was unable to make the tramway pay and in 1896 it sold out to the Imperial Tramways Company. Steam services continued for a few months until the route was closed for modernisation, to later re-open as the Middlesbrough, Stockton and Thornaby Electric Tramways Company.

References[edit]

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