Blackburn Corporation Tramways



Owner Blackburn Corporation
Opened 28th May 1887 (horse; steam)
Operator (lessee) Blackburn Corporation Tramways Co Ltd
Took over (operation) 24th August 1898 (Blackburn Corporation)
Took over 1st January 1899 (Blackburn and Over Darwen Tramways [steam]) - lines within Blackburn
Took over (operation) 1st January 1899 (Darwen Corporation) - lines of the former B&ODT within Darwen
Taken over (operation) 16th October 1900 (Darwen Corporation) - newly electrified lines within Darwen
First electric route 20th March 1899
Closed 3rd September 1949
Length 14.73 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description
Title (‘Blackburn Corpn Tramways') surrounding shield with bees and river, surmounted by a dove, all above motto: ‘Arte et Labore’ (By skill and labour)
Materials known Nickel; rechrome
Button Line reference [113/8]

Link
For more detailed information on Blackburn Corporation Tramways, visit Duncan Holden's site: 'Olive, Green and Ivory'.