Doncaster Corporation Tramways



Owner Doncaster Corporation
Opened 2nd June 1902 (electric)
Operator Doncaster Corporation
Closed 8th June 1935
Length 14.70 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Lion sejant (on its haunches) on a torse, holding a staff with pennant showing the letters ‘DON’
Materials known Nickel; chrome; brass
Button Line reference [None]

Comments In the absence of specific 'tramway' or indeed 'transport' pattern buttons, it would appear that Doncaster Corporation used this untitled button for all it's transport services - including the tramways - up until its demise in 1974. This pattern of button is included in the National Tramways Museum (Crich) button collection as a 'Doncaster Corporation Tramways' issue. The chrome examples have a slightly thinner lion than the brass or nickel examples, and are probably later, ie, from the 'Corporation Transport' era.

For those interested, a 'torse' was a twisted roll of fabric that was wound around the top of the helm and crest to hold the mantle in place.