Hartlepools Steam Tramways

The Hartlepools Steam Tramways Company was an extremely impecunious operation, under financed and servicing an area suffering severe economic depression, a combination which eventually, and perhaps inevitably, led to its bankruptcy and closure (after six-and-a-half years of struggle from 1884 to 1891). Photographs depicting staff appear not to have survived, so it is currently impossible to say whether or not they were issued uniforms, though given the trials and tribulations of the company, one would have thought not.

For more information on the company, see: 'A History of the British Steam Tram, Volume 3 by David Gladwin; Adam Gordon (2007)