Bolton Corporation Tramways



Owner Bolton Corporation
Took over
June 1899 (Bolton Horse Tramways) - stock and leases of operator, Edmund Holden and Company
Operator Edmund Holden and Company
Last horse service 2nd January 1900
First electric route 9th December 1899
Operator Bolton Corporation
Took over (operation) 13th April 1900 - Moses Gate to Black Horse line owned by Farnworth Urban District Council
Taken over (operation) 2nd June 1902 (Farnworth Council Tramways) - Moses Gate to Black Horse line
Took over (operation) 16th December 1933 (3.18 miles of the Moses Gate - Black Horse - Walkden route, formerly worked by South Lancashire Tramways, and owned by the SLT, Farnworth UDC and Kearsley UDC)
Closed 29th March 1947
Length 32.36 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description (Pattern 1)
Title (‘Bolton Corporation Tramways’) in circlet, surrounding arms (stylised shield with diagonal dividers surmounted by helmet, foliage and elephant), all above motto: ‘Supera Moras’ (Overcome delays)
Materials known
Nickel; chrome
Button Line reference [113/11A]

Button description (Pattern 2) Title (‘Bolton Corporation Tramways’) surrounding arms (stylised shield with diagonal dividers surmounted by an elephant), all above motto: ‘Supera Moras’ (Overcome delays)
Materials known
Nickel; chrome
Button Line reference [113/11B]

Comments
Stylistically, Pattern 1 looks to be the older of the two designs, though I have no proof of this.