Douglas Southern Electric Tramway



Owner Douglas Southern Electric Tramways Limited (a subsidiary of the New General Traction Company Ltd)
Opened 16th July 1896 (electric)
Operator Douglas Southern Electric Tramways Limited
Taken over 3rd April 1926 (Douglas Head Marine Drive Company Ltd)
Length 3.25 miles
Closed 15th September 1939
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Pattern of button currently unknown

Comment As uniforms were most definitely worn by staff of the DSET (see link), it seems a distinct probability that marked buttons were issued, though to date, none has been positively identified. The DSETLtd was a subsidiary of the New General Traction Company Ltd, which at various times also owned the Coventry Electric Tramways Co and the Norwich Electric Tramways Co, so it is tempting to speculate whether buttons would have been similar to those issued by the latter, which were script initials.