Croydon Corporation Tramways

Owner Croydon Corporation
Opened 6th June 1897 (horse) - a short connecting line between two Croydon Tramways Company lines
Operator (lessee) Croydon Tramways Company
Took over
22nd January 1900 (Croydon Tramways Company [horse])
Operator (lessee) British Electric Traction Company Limited (BETCo)
First electric service 26th September 1901
Last horse service January/February 1902
Took over (operation) 1st June 1906 (on termination of the BETCo's lease)
Taken over 1st July 1933 (London Passenger Transport Board)
Length 11.92 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description (Pattern 1)
Wheel, magnet and electrical flashes
Materials known Brass; chrome; nickel; black horn
Button Line reference [113/16]

Button description (Pattern 2)
Title (‘CROYDON CORPORATION TRAMWAYS’) surrounding the municipal arms (a quartered shield bearing three choughs, three crosses, a single cross and a battlement)
Materials known Brass; black horn
Button Line reference [113/21]

Comment The button material used on BETCo uniforms (between 1901 and 1906) was almost certainly brass. Black horn buttons were probably used on inspectors' top coats.