Newcastle and Gosforth Tramways

Photos of Newcastle & Gosforth Tramways staff are unfortunately very rare, so little is known about the style of uniforms or the uniform insignia. Although the few photos known only show staff at some distance, they clearly show that drivers wore long double-breasted overcoats with high fold-over collars, along with kepi-style caps. The caps presumably carried some kind of badge/designation; however this is just speculation, and will remain so unless new photographic evidence comes to light.


Newcastle & Gosforth horse car No 43 outside the council offices in Gosforth High St with a service for Grey's Monument - photo undated but probably taken around 1900. The driver is wearing a kepi-style cap and what appears to be, a long overcoat-cum- cape. Image kindly supplied by Malcolm Fraser.