Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation Tramways



Owner Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation
Opened 1878 (horse; later steam as well)
Operator (lessee) Newcastle and Gosforth Tramways and Carriage Company Limited
Took over 13th April 1901 - all routes formerly worked by the Newcastle and Gosforth Tramways and Carriage Company Limited (following expiry of the lease). All horse car services ceased on this date.
First electric route 16th December 1901
Closed 4th March 1950
Length 51.27 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description
Title (‘Newcastle Corpn Tramways’) surrounding arms (shield with 3 towers, surmounted by tower with lion) all above motto: ‘Fortita Defendit Triumphans’ (Triumphing by brave defence)
Materials known Nickel; brass; black horn
Button Line reference [114/49]