Liverpool Tramways



Owner Liverpool Tramways Company
Opened 1st November 1869 (horse)
Operator (lessee)
Liverpool Tramways Company
Operator (merged) February 1876 (with the Liverpool Tramways and Omnibus Company Ltd, to form the Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company Ltd)
Taken over 1st January 1880 (Liverpool Corporation) - lines within city boundary
Operator (lessee) Liverpool United Tramways and Omnibus Company Ltd
Taken over 1st January 1897 (Liverpool Corporation) - remaining company owned lines and assets
Took over (operation) 1st January 1897 (Liverpool Corporation) - lines owned by the corporation
Taken over 31st August 1897 (Liverpool Corporation) - all lines previously leased to the company
Length 42.78 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description pattern of button currently unknown

Comment Numerous photographs of Liverpool horse cars exist (see link), and these clearly show that whilst drivers wore informal, heavy-duty attire, conductors wore kepi-style caps and what appear to be frock-style coats. It is unclear if the coats carried marked buttons, but if they did, either none have survived, or their provenance is unclear, i.e. they bore a monogram or script initials.