Jarrow and District Electric Tramway



Owner Jarrow and District Electric Traction Company Limited (a British Electric Traction Company Limited subsidiary)
Opened 29th November 1906 (electric)
Operator Jarrow and District Electric Traction Company Limited
Ownership transferred 1st January 1914 (Northern General Transport Company, jointly owned by the British Electric Traction Company and the London and North Western Railway Company)
Closed 30th June 1929
Length 2.54 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Wheel, magnet and electrical flashes
Materials known Brass; chrome; black horn
Button Line reference [113/16]

Comment Currently I have no firm evidence that staff were issued with the standard BET 'Magnet & Wheel' button; however, given that BET had a common approach to all its subsidiaries (with the exception of its London operations), and photos clearly show staff wearing the ‘Magnet & Wheel’ cap badge, this would seem to be a foregone conclusion.