Cardiff District and Penarth Harbour Tramways

Owner Cardiff District and Penarth Harbour Tramways Company
29th November 1881 (horse)
Operator Solomon Andrews
Taken over (lessee) 1888? (Provincial Tramways Company)
Taken over (operation) 1st April 1888 - Cardiff Tramways Company
Taken over (ownership) 10th February 1903 (Cardiff Corporation)
Closed 10th February 1903
Length 2.41 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Pattern of button unknown

Comment Drivers were provided by the lessee (initially Solomon Andrews and from 1888, the Cardiff Tramways Company), and conductors by the company. A photograph has survived, which clearly shows that conductors were issued with uniforms (see link); however, an example of a marked button is yet to come to light, suggesting that they were either plain, or that they bore some kind of device or lettering that is not readily identifiable as an issue of the CD&PHTCoLtd.

The Provincial Group (Provincial Tramways Company) was established in 1872 in London, and at various times, either owned, controlled or operated the following systems: Borough of Portsmouth, Kingston, Fratton and Southsea Tramways; Cardiff Tramways; Cardiff District and Penarth Harbour Tramways; General Tramways of Portsmouth; Gosport and Fareham Tramways; Gosport Street Tramways; Great Grimsby Street Tramways; Landport & Southsea Tramway; London Southern Tramways; Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways; Portsdown and Horndean Light Railway; and Portsmouth Street Tramways.