Dewsbury, Ossett and Soothill Nether Tramways



Owner Dewsbury Corporation (circa 0.2 miles; 2.0 miles from 1910 following its absorbtion of Soothill Nether Urban District Council); Soothill Nether UDC (circa 1.8 miles) and Ossett Corporation (1.14 miles)
Opened
11th November 1908 (electric)
Operator (lessee) National Electric Construction Company Limited (NECCo)
Taken over (lessee) 1st January 1931 British Electric Traction Company Limited (following its acquisition of the NECCo)
Operator Yorkshire (Woollen District) Electric Tramways Co Ltd (a BETCo subsidiary)
Closed 19th October 1933
Length 3.14 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Pattern of button currently unknown

Comment Although staff of the Dewsbury, Ossett and Soothill Nether Tramways were clearly issued with uniforms (see link), the fact that marked buttons have not come to light, nor are any known from the other five NECCo-owned tramways (see below), it seems highly likely that the buttons were plain. It is currently unclear whether, following the take-over of the NECCo by the BETCo, and transfer to the Y(WD)ETCoLtd, staff would have been issued with the standard BETCo button (see link).

The NECCo also owned and/or operated the following systems: City of Oxford Tramways (1907-1914); Mexborough and Swinton Tramways (1907-1929); Musselburgh and District Tramways (1904-1928); Rhondda Tramways (1908-1934); and Torquay Tramways (1907-1934).