Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways



Owner Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways Company
Opened 18th March 1872 (horse)
Operator Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways Company
Taken over (company) 1872? (The Provincial Tramways Company Limited)
Electrified 18th November 1901
Taken over (track) 1901 (Plymouth Corporation - lines within the corporation boundary)
Operator (lessee) Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways Company
Taken over (track) 1901 (Devonport Corporation - lines within the corporation boundary)
Operator (lessee) Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways Company
Taken over 1st July 1922 (Plymouth Corporation)
Length 2.93 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins (horse); 3ft 6ins (electric)

Button description Pattern of button currently unknown

Comments Although the PS&DTCo clearly issued uniforms during the electric era (see link), the fact that marked buttons have not come to light, suggests that the buttons were either plain, or that they bore a monogram, device or initials which are not readily identifiable as an issue of that company.

The Provincial Group (Provincial Tramways Company Limited) was established in 1872 in London, and at various times, also owned the following companies: Cardiff Tramways Company Limited; General Tramways Company of Portsmouth; Gosport and Fareham Tramways; Gosport Street Tramways Company; Great Grimsby Street Tramways; Landport and Southsea Tramways Company; London Southern Tramways; Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways; Portsdown and Horndean Light Railway; the Portsmouth (Borough), Kingston, Fratton and Southsea Tramways Company; and the Portsmouth Street Tramways Company.