Middleton Electric Tramways



Owner Middleton Electric Traction Company Ltd (a subsidiary of the British Electric Traction Company Ltd)
Opened 27th March 1902 (electric)
Operator Middleton Electric Traction Company Ltd
Taken over 15th June 1925 (purchased by Middleton and Rochdale Corporations and Chadderton Urban District Council [immediately sold to Oldham Corporation]) - initially worked as a joint committee consisting of the municipal authorities involved
Length 8.15 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Wheel, magnet and electrical flashes
Materials known Brass; nickel; chrome; bakelite
Button Line reference [113/16]

Comment Currently I have no firm evidence that staff were issued with the standard BET 'Magnet & Wheel' button; however, given that BET almost certainly had a common approach to all its subsidiaries (with the exception of its London operations), this would almost seem to be a foregone conclusion.