Sheerness and District Tramways
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Sheerness and District Tramways

Sheerness and District Tramways
Operation
LocaleSheerness
Open9 April 1903
Close7 July 1917
StatusClosed
Infrastructure
Track gauge
Propulsion system(s)Electric
Statistics
Route length2.47 miles (3.98 km)

The Sheerness and District Tramways operated a tramway service in Sheerness between 1903 and 1917.[1]

History

The system opened on 9 April 1903 with a depot located at TQ 9314 7348 near Sheerness East railway station. There were 12 tramcars obtained from Brush Electrical Engineering Company of Loughborough.

In 1904, tramcars 9-12 were sold to the City of Birmingham Tramways Company Ltd.

Closure

This was the first electric tramway to close in Britain. There was a shortage of spares for its German-manufactured Siemens and Halske overhead equipment during the First World War.[2]

Tramcars 1 to 8 were sold to Darlington Corporation Light Railways in 1917.

References

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
  2. ^ "Chronology of Sheerness in the lifetime of the Sheerness Heritage Centre". SheernessHeritageCentre.com. Retrieved 2007.

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