Tynemouth and District (Electric) Tramways



Owner Tynemouth and District Tramways Limited
Opened 1883 (horse)
Operator Tynemouth and District Tramways Limited
Taken over 1884 (North Shields and District Tramways Company Limited)
Taken over 1890 (North Shields and Tynemouth District Tramways Limited)
Taken over 1897 (British Electric Traction Company [BET])
Name changed 1899 (Tynemouth and District Electric Traction Company Limited)
Closed 1900 (for electrification)
First electric route 18th March 1901
Ownership transferred
1914 (Northern General Transport Company, 44%owned by the British Electric Traction Company and 44% owned by the London and North Western Railway Company)
Closed 4th August 1931
Length 4.23 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins


Button description Wheel, magnet and electrical flashes
Materials known Brass; chrome; black horn
Button Line reference [113/16]


Comments
My thanks go to David Fell, who confirmed that the standard 'BET' pattern button was indeed issued to 'T&DET' staff. David has buttons from a 'T&DET' uniform that belonged to his Great Uncle. What buttons - if any - were issued prior to 'BET' ownership is currently unknown.