Burnley and District Tramways



Owner Burnley and District Tramways Company Limited
Opened 17th September 1881 (steam and horse)
Operator Burnley and District Tramways Company Limited
Taken over
1st March 1900 (Burnley Corporation, Nelson Corporation, Padiham UDC, Brierfield UDC and Reedley Hallows Parish Council)
Operator Burnley Corporation
Closed 17th November 1901
Length 7.15 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description - candidate 1
Script letters ‘B&DT’
Materials known Brass
Button Line reference [None]

Button description - candidate 2
Script letters ‘BDTC’
Materials known Nickel
Button Line reference [None]

Comment A photograph of B&DT Conductor No 8 (see link) clearly shows that the uniform bore buttons with script initials, though these cannot be made out with absolute certainty. It is however a reasonable probability that one of the two buttons depicted above is an issue of that company, most likely Candidate 1.