Newport Corporation (County Borough) Tramways

Owner Newport Corporation
Took over 30th July 1894 (Newport Tramways Company Ltd [horse])
Operator (lessee) Solomon Andrews and Son
Took over (operation) 30th July 1901
First electric route 9th April 1903
Last horse service 3rd November 1903
Name changed 1924 (to Newport Corporation Tramways and Omnibuses)
Name changed January 1937 (to Newport Corporation Transport)
Closed 5th September 1937
Length 8.55 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Title (‘COUNTY BOROUGH OF NEWPORT TRAMWAYS’) within a border, surrounding the municipal device (a shield bearing a chevron) with a crest comprising a cherub's head and wings
Materials known Nickel; chrome
Button Line reference [None]

Comment Staff working the corporation's horsecar services were not issued with uniforms, and perhaps surprisingly, neither were their electric tramcar colleagues initially, uniforms only being issued to the latter from 1904 onwards.

The name of the undertaking was changed to 'Newport Corporation Transport' in January 1937, barely 8 months before the last tram ran. Although by no means impossible, it seems inherently unlikely that the remaining tramcar staff would have been issued with new uniforms bearing 'Newport Corporation Transport' buttons during this short period of time.