Southampton Corporation Tramways



Owner Southampton Corporation
Took over 1st July 1898 (Southampton Tramways Company [horse])
Operator Southampton Corporation
First electric route 22nd June 1900
Last horse service 3rd August 1901
Name changed mid-1930s (to Southampton Corporation Transport)
Closed 31st December 1949
Length 13.7 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description (Pattern 1) Title (‘Corporation Tramways’) surrounding arms (shield with three roses)
Materials known Brass; nickel (both 3-piece blazer style)
Button Line reference [114/63]

Button description (Pattern 2) Title (‘Corporation Transport’) surrounding arms (shield with three roses)
Materials known Nickel; chrome (both 3-piece blazer style)
Button Line reference [None]

Comment The name of the municipal undertaking was changed to 'Southampton Corporation Transport' in the mid-1930s (certainly by 1936); issues of new uniforms after this date would therefore almost certainly have borne Pattern 2 buttons.