Burton and Ashby Light Railways



Owner Midland Railway Company
Opened
13th June 1906 (electric)
Operator Midland Railway Company
Ownership transferred 1st January 1923 (to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company, following its creation at the 1923 railway 'grouping' out of several constituent railway companies, one of them being the 'Midland')
Closed 19th February 1927
Length 10.12 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins

Button description (Pattern 1)
Title ('Midland Railway') surrounding a wyvern
Materials known Nickel
Button Line reference [None]

Button description (Pattern 2) Title ('London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company') surrounding a vertical wing with superimposed cross, all above a garland with roses and thistles
Materials known Nickel; brass, chrome
Button Line reference [None]

Comment
There are two distinct variants of the Pattern 1 button, one with coarse lettering and one with fine lettering; the former may be an earlier type, but this is mere speculation.

A photograph of a B&ALR tramwayman (see link) clearly shows that they wore standard Midland Railway 'wyvern' buttons prior to 1923.