York Corporation Tramways
|York Corporation Tramways|
Map of York Corporation Tramways
|Open||20 January 1910|
|Close||16 November 1935|
|Track gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)|
|Route length||8.49 miles (13.66 km)|
In 1909 the Corporation of York purchased the assets of the City of York Tramways Company for £8,856 (£805,464 in 2015). Initially it took over the operation of the horse-drawn tramway, but put into effect immediate plans for its electrification and extension. These modernisation works were carried out at a cost of £89,471 (£8,137,497 in 2015).
The company operated a fleet of 45 tramcars.
- 1–18 Eighteen cars 1910 from British Thomson-Houston for £10,914 (£972,093 in 2015)  (including No 19)
- 19 Water car 1910 from British Thomson-Houston
- 20–23 Four additional cars 1912 from British Thomson-Houston
- 24–27 Four additional cars 1912 from British Thomson-Houston at a cost of £550 10s each (£47,556 in 2015),
- 28–31 Four additional cars 1913 from Brush for a total of £2,960 (£254,133 in 2015),
- 32–35 Four trailer cars 1914 from Brush for a total of £1,912 (£160,101 in 2015) 
- 36–41 Six additional cars 1915 from Brush at a cost of £811, 10s each (£56,739 in 2015),
Before 1925, the fleet was renumbered and new cars were delivered:
- 1–26 (Original 1–18 and 20–27)
- 27–30 (Original 28–31)
- 31–36 (Original 36–41)
- 37 English Electric Company 1925 single man operated (damaged in a collision in 1925). Converted to a sand and salt carrier.
- 37–38 Two cars built by the company in 1929 from the truck from the water car, a spare truck and the trailer bodies.
- 39–41 Three second hand cars from the Wolverhampton Corporation Tramways (Wolverhampton numbers 46, 50 and 56).
- 42–45 Four second hand cars from the Burton upon Trent Corporation Tramways (Burton number 21-24).
The system eventually expanded to 6 main routes out from the city centre:
- Acomb Road
- Tadcaster Road (from the junction with Ainsty Avenue)
- Queen Victoria Street (from the junction with Albermarle Road) via Bishopthorpe Road
- Fulford Village (the depot was off Fulford Road opposite the Infantry Barracks at SE 6085 5013.
- Lawrence Street and Hull Road (from the location of the Beeswing Hotel)
- Haxby Road (from the Rowntree's Cocoa Works))
The system was closed on 16 November 1935.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- Tramway Review, Issue 18, 1955.
- UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2014), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.