Sheerness and District Tramways
Owner Sheerness and District Traction and Power Company Ltd (a subsidiary of the British Electric Traction Company Ltd)
Opened 9th April 1903 (electric)
Operator Sheerness and District Traction and Power Company Ltd
Closed 7th July 1917
Length 2.47 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins
Button description Wheel, magnet and electrical flashes
Materials known Brass; nickel; chrome; bakelite
Button Line reference [113/16]
Comment A staff photo (see link) shows uniformed staff wearing the standard 'BETCo' 'Magnet and Wheel' cap badge, which was without doubt worn along with standard 'BETCo' buttons, though these are not visible on the photo.
The Sheerness & District Tramway was the first electric tramway to close in Britain, its premature demise brought on by a shortage of spares for its German-manufactured overhead equipment during the Great War.