Wemyss and District Tramways Company

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Wemyss and District Tramways
The Car Shed East Wemyss - geograph.org.uk - 357452.jpg
The “Car Shed” East Wemyss, a former tram stop.
Operation
Locale Leven, Kirkcaldy
Open 25 August 1906
Close 30 January 1932
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Depot(s) Aberhill, Methil, Fife
Statistics
Route length 7.45 miles (11.99 km)

Wemyss and District Tramways operated a tramway service between Leven and Kirkcaldy between 1906 and 1932.[1]

History[edit]

The Wemyss Tramway Order of 1905 authorised the construction of this tramway. It was financed by the Wemyss Coal Company, owned by Randolph Wemyss.

Services started on 25 August 1906, and it had running powers to the Kirkcaldy Corporation Tramways system.[2] The depot was located in Aberhill.

The mainline of the tramway joined Leven, Methil, Buckhaven, East Wemyss, West Wemyss, Coaltown of Wemyss, Dysart and Kirkcaldy.[3]

The company was acquired by Balfour Beatty in 1922.

Fleet[edit]

Closure[edit]

Services were closed on 30 January 1932.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ The Golden Age of Buses, Charles, Klapper, 1984
  3. ^ Fifeshire, Cambridge County Geographical