London Transport - Trams and Trolleybuses
The last Metropolitan Stage Carriage 'T' badge issued to a tramway driver was on occasion of London's last tram - 30th June 1952. The recipient was Mr John Cliff, Deputy Chairman of the LPTB. The last 'T' badge issued was in 1962, to trolleybus staff.
An inspector, conductor and motorman pose for the camera inside Tramcar 2302 in 1938. Both the latter are wearing Metropolitan Stage Carriage badges on their left breasts (these were introduced in 1935). Photographer, D W K Jones. With thanks to the National Tramway Museum.
Standard cap badge - nickel/red enamel (Mid-1934 to May 1962)
Regulator and Section Inspector cap badge - solid silver/red enamel (1934 to 1962; also worn by Driving Instructors until 1942)
Metropolitan Stage Carriage badge - Conductor - introduced in 1935. The designation 'T' was used for tramway and trolleybus staff. With thanks to Stephen Howarth.
Metropolitan Stage Carriage badge - Driver. Author's collection.
Driving Instructor cap badge - white metal/red and blue enamel (1942 to 1962)
District Inspector cap badge - gilt on solid silver/red enamel (1934 to 1962; retitled 'Road Inspector' from 1950 following merger with Central Buses)
Divisional Mechanical Inspector cap badge - white metal/red and white enamel (1948 until 1950)
Motorman Albert Fuller and Conductor Bedford shake hands in front of Tramcar No 1951 on the last day of London's trams (5th July 1952). No 1951 was allegedly the last ex-London County Council tramcar in service. With thanks to the National Tramway Museum.
Three London Transport staff pose for the camera in front of LT's famous twin front axle trolleybus, 1671 - photo taken circa 1948. The man on the right is the first 'tram' Divisional Mechanical Inspector, Bob Brown. Photo courtesy of the David Lawrence Collection.