Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield Tramways



Owner Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield Tramways and Electricity Board
Opened
15th October 1903 (electric)
Operator Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield Tramways and Electricity Board
Took over (operation) April 1906 (Ashton-under-Lyne Corporation Tramways - service from junction with SHM&D to Ashton town centre)
Took over 2nd July 1921 (1.64 miles within the boundary of Hyde, previously operated by Oldham, Ashton and Hyde Electric Tramways [a British Electric Traction Company subsidiary])
Closed 12th May 1945 (note that Stockport Corporation Tramways and Manchester Corporation Tramways continued to runs cars to Hyde until 2nd March and 30th December 1947, respectively)
Length 21.19 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description ‘SHMDT’ monogram (overlaid initials) on a textured background
Materials known Brass; nickel; chrome
Button Line reference [114/68]

Comment The SHMD Transport and Electricity Board continued to operate buses until 1st November 1969 and appears to have made use of the same pattern of button throughout for both tramway and bus uniforms.