Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramway



Owner Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramway Company
Opened
November 1887? (horse)
Operator Solomon Andrews
Taken over 18th August 1891 (South Wales Property, Machinery and Carriage Company - a Solomon Andrews concern)
Taken over 29th September 1898 (British Electric Traction Company Limited)
Closed February 1902 (services ceased due to the horse population being wiped out by an attack of 'glanders')
Sold 31st October 1904 (Pontypridd UDC and Rhondda UDC, lines within the respective council boundaries)
Length 3.06 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins

Button description
Uniforms not worn

Comments The Pontypridd and Rhondda Valley Tramway Company was purchased by the British Electric Traction Company in 1898, but when local authority (Rhondda and Pontypridd Urban District Councils) agreement to extend and electrify the system was not forthcoming, BET eventually split the system and sold it to the respective councils.

Photographs of the P&RVTCo are rare, but those that have survived suggest that uniforms were not worn (see link), and that marked buttons therefore never existed.