Neath Corporation Tramways

Owner Neath Corporation
Took over
circa June 1897 (Neath and District Tramways from the Neath Tramway Syndicate [horse])
Operator Neath Corporation
Taken over (operation) circa April 1898 (British Gas Traction Company Ltd)
Last horse service 29th August 1899
First gas service 31st August 1899
Lease transferred Summer 1902 (from the BGTCo, which was in liquidation, to the newly formed Neath Gas Traction Company)
Operator (lessee) Neath Gas Traction Company
Name changed (lessee) Late 1902 (to the Provincial Gas Traction Company Ltd)
Took over (operation) 10th June 1916
Operator Neath Corporation
Closed 8th August 1920
Length 3.96 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description It is likely that the uniform buttons were plain

Comment Photographs taken during the gas-tram era (see link) clearly show that staff wore fairly standard tramway uniforms; given that marked buttons are unknown, it seems more than likely that they bore plain buttons.

Neath was one of only three systems in the UK to regularly operate gas trams, the others being Blackpool, St Anne's and Lytham Tramways (1896-1903) and Trafford Park Tramways (1897-1908).