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City of Birmingham Tramways Co

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of Donington Houser, Norfolk Street, Strand, London

1896 The company was registered to take over the properties of the Birmingham Central Tramways Co and to substitute an improved system of traction.

1904 From January 1st, the Birmingham and Midland Tramways company acquired from the British Electric Traction Co a large number of shares in the Dudley, Stourbridge and District Electric Traction Co, the South Staffordshire Tramways (Lessee) Co, the Wolverhampton District Electric Tramways and the City of Birmingham Tramways Co, giving to the Birmingham and Midland Company control of all these undertakings. Arrangements have been made by the appointment of a joint committee for the various tramways and light railways owned, leased or controlled by these companies to be worked as one undertaking.

1908 The City of Birmingham Tramways Company's tramways were 19 miles in route length[1]

1912 City of Birmingham Tramways Co Ltd, which was controlled by British Electric Traction Co, was voluntarily liquidated after its leases reverted to the municipality; the assets were sold to a new company, Electrical and Industrial Finance Co Ltd, which would assist in the development of electrical undertakings. BET would implement the proposal and subscribe for shares in the new company[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, 15 May 1912