Dewsbury, Batley and Birstal Tramway


Owner Dewsbury, Batley and Birstal Tramway Company
Opened 25th July 1874 (horse)
Operator Dewsbury, Batley and Birstal Tramway Company
Steam introduced 10th April 1880
Taken over 1902 (controlling interest gained by the British Electric Traction Company Limited)
Taken over (track) 1905 (Batley Corporation [? miles], Birkenshaw UDC [0.01 miles], Birstal UDC [0.93 miles], Dewsbury Corporation [? miles] and Gomersal UDC [0.14 miles])
Closed 26th (?) September 1905
Length 4.29 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Uniforms not worn

Comment Photographs indicate that staff of the horse and steam tramways wore informal attire (see link) - it is therefore highly unlikely that marked buttons ever existed.