Aberdeen Corporation Tramways



Owner Aberdeen Corporation
Took over 26th August 1898 (Aberdeen District Tramways [horse])
Operator Aberdeen Corporation
First electric route 23rd December 1899
Last horse service 2nd June 1902
Name changed November 1931 (to Aberdeen Corporation Transport)
Closed 3rd May 1958
Length 16.12 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description (Pattern 1) Title (‘Aberdeen Corporation Tramways’) surrounding arms (shield with three turrets) with leopard supporters
Materials known Brass; nickel
Button Line reference [113/2]

Button description (Pattern 2) Title (‘Aberdeen Corporation Transport’) surrounding arms (shield with three turrets) with leopard supporters
Materials known Nickel
Button Line reference [None]

Comment All buttons known are of 3-piece construction (front, back and shank), but in the blazer style, ie, with a concave rather than a flat back. Transport buttons were probably issued on new uniforms from 1931 onwards.