Glasgow and Ibrox Tramway

Owner Glasgow and Ibrox Tramway Company
Opened 18th July 1879 (horse)
Operator Glasgow and Ibrox Tramway Company
Taken over (ownership) 27th May 1891 (Govan Commissioners of Police - the local authority) - lines in Govan
Taken over (ownership) 27th May 1891 (Govan Burgh Surveyor) - lines in the Burgh of Kenning Park
Taken over (operation) 28th May 1891 (Glasgow Tramway and Omnibus Company Limited), as the lessee of Govan Commissioners of Police
Taken over (ownership) circa July 1893 (Govan Commissioners of Policer) - lines owned by the Govan Burgh Surveyor
Taken over (operation) 11th November 1896 - (Glasgow Corporation), following its purchase of the GT&OCo's lease
Taken over (ownership) 7th August 1912 (Glasgow Corporation), following expansion of the city's boundary to incorporate Govan
Length 1.1 miles
Gauge 4ft 7¾ins

Button description (G&ITCo)
Current unclear whether uniforms were worn

Button description (GT&OCoLtd)
Monogram of intertwined initials 'GO&TCL' with 'G' inverted about its vertical axis
Materials known Silver plate; nickel
Button Line reference [None]

Button description (GCT) Title ('Glasgow Corporation Tramways') in circlet, surrounding arms (shield with fish, tree and bell, surmounted by a bishop with crozier), with fish supporters, all above motto: 'Let Glasgow Flourish'
Materials known Brass; gilt; nickel
Button Line reference [113/31]

Comments Only a single photograph appears to have survived showing the crew of a Glasgow and Ibrox Tramway Company horsecar, and this is of such poor quality, that it is impossible to say whether the men are wearing uniforms or not; it is therefore unclear whether marked buttons ever existed, buy certainly, none have so far come to light.

The unusual gauge was to allow for the running of railway wagons.