Paisley District Tramways

Owner Paisley District Tramways Company
Took over
17th September 1903 (Paisley Tramways [horse])
Operator Paisley District Tramways Company
Last horse service 21st November 1903
First electric service 13th June 1904
Taken over 1st August 1923 (Glasgow Corporation)
Length 18.25 miles
Gauge 4ft 7¾ins

Button description Title ('PAISLEY DISTRICT TRAMWAYS') within a border, surrounding elaborate script initials, 'PDT'
Materials known Brass; nickel
Button Line reference [114/55]

At some point, control of the company passed into the hands of the British Thomson-Houston Company (BTHCo). BTHCo also owned, operated or controlled the following systems: Cork Electric Tramways, Chatham and District Light Railway, Isle of Thanet Electric Tramways, and Lanarkshire Tramways. Interestingly, the buttons of all these companies have very little in common stylistically, suggesting that the BTHCo left this aspect of tramway operation to the tramway companies themselves.

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