Accrington Corporation Tramways



Owner Accrington Corporation
Opened 5th April 1886 (steam)
Operator (lessee) Accrington Corporation Steam Tramways Company
First electric route 2nd August 1907
Operator Accrington Corporation
Took over 20th September 1907 (ACSTCo) - engines, trailers and assets necessary to work Accrington Corporation-owned lines
Operator (under contract) ACSTCo (steam)
Last steam service 31st December 1907
Took over (operation)
28th September 1908 (Haslingden Corporation) - newly electrified line from Baxenden to Haslingden, later extended to Lockgate
Closed 6th January 1932
Length 7.02 miles (+ 2.9 miles in Haslingden)
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; re-chrome; nickel
Button Line reference [113/1]

Comment Despite the name, 'Accrington Corporation Steam Tramways Company' was actually an independent company with no connection to Accrington Corporation, other than the usual leasing arrangements.