Isle of Thanet Electric Tramways



Owner Isle of Thanet Electric Tramways and Lighting Company Ltd
Opened 4th April 1901 (electric)
Operator Isle of Thanet Electric Tramways and Lighting Company Ltd
Owning company name changed June 1924 (Isle of Thanet Electric Supply Company)
Closed 27th March 1937
Length 10.84 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins

Button description Title ('Isle of Thanet Electric Tramways and Lighting Co Ld') in circlet with roped outer edge
Materials known Brass
Button Line reference [None]

Comments
At some point, control of the company passed into the hands of the British Thomson-Houston Company Limited (BTH). BTH also owned, operated or controlled the following systems: Cork Electric Tramways, Chatham and District Light Railway, Lanarkshire Tramways, and Paisley District Tramways. Interestingly, the buttons of all these companies have very little in common stylistically, suggesting that BTH left this aspect of tramway operation to the tramway companies themselves.