Haslingden Corporation Tramways



Owner Haslingden Corporation
Opened 22nd August 1887 (steam) - in actuality an extension of the Accrington Corporation-owned line to Baxenden
Operator (lessee) Accrington Corporation Steam Tramways Company
Taken over (operation) 20th September 1907 (Accrington Corporation - following its purchase of the ACSTCo)
Took over (operation) 1st January 1908 (all Haslingden owned lines formerly worked by the ASCTCo)
First electric service 28th September 1908
Operator (lessee) Accrington Corporation Tramways
Closed 30th April 1930
Length 2.9 miles
Gauge 4ft 0ins

Button description Title ('Accrington Corporation Tramways') in circlet, surrounding arms (shield with printing cylinder, paper, shuttle etc, surmounted by an oak branch and foliage), all above motto: ‘Industry and Prudence Conquer’
Materials known Brass; nickel
Button Line reference [113/1]

Comment Following municipalisation of the Haslingden line, services were initially provided under contract by Accrington Corporation, but seem to have eventually been worked by Haslingden using former ACSTCo steam trams (and trailers) purchased from Accrington Corporation. Staff working the steam services were not issued with uniforms (see link), and that buttons therefore never existed. However, following electrification, services were provided by Accrington, but with Haslingden Corporation employing its own tramway inspectors. What marked buttons, if any, were worn by these inspectors is currently unknown.