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Edinburgh and District Tramways Co

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c1896. Horse bus possibly built by Croalls. Exhibit at British Commercial Vehicle Museum.
1901. Tollcross Engine House.
1901. Driving and Idler Pulleys.
1901. Tollcross Engine House.

of 1 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh

1884 Company formed by Dick, Kerr and Co

1894 The company was registered on March 6th and had acquired from the Edinburgh Corporation leases (expiring in 1919) of about 23.75 miles of tramway, including 3 miles of original cable tramway (presumably that of Edinburgh Northern Cable Tramway Co); the remainder, with the exception of a small portion (now in course of conversion) has been changed from horse to cable traction. [1]

1899 Official inspection took place of the first completed section of the Edinburgh Cable Tramway system - the 8.5 mile section from the city boundary at Pilrig-street, Leith-walk to the suburban terminus near the Braid Hills. The Edinburgh and District Tramway Company were the lessees for the cable as well as horse tramways in the city.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Engineer 1899