Edinburgh and District Tramways

Owner Edinburgh and District Tramways Company (a subsidiary of Messrs Dick Kerr and Company Limited)
Took over (lease) July 1894 (Edinburgh Corporation-owned lines leased to DK&Co and formerly worked by the Edinburgh Street Tramways Company [horse])
Took over (lease) 31st January 1896 (Edinburgh Corporation-owned Waterloo Place to Jocks Lodge section of the Portobello line, formerly owned and worked by the ESTCo)
Took over (operation) 1st January 1897 (Edinburgh Northern Tramways [cable] - worked by agreement until the corporation take-over had been formalised on 1st July 1897)
Took over (lease) 30th June 1898 (remainder of Edinburgh Corporation-owned Portobello line to Joppa, formerly owned and worked by the ESTCo)
New lease 1st July 1898 (Edinburgh Corporation) - for 21 years ending on the 30th June 1919
First new cable tram service 26th October 1899 - Pilrig to Braid Hills Road
Last horse tram service 24th August 1907
First electric service 8th June 1910 - Ardmillan Terrace to Slateford
Taken over (operation) 1st July 1919 (Edinburgh Corporation Tramways)
Length 18.65 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description Title ('THE EDINBURGH & DISTRICT TRAMWAYS CO LTD') within a raised rim, surrounding an assumed device (a shield with a triple-towered castle).
Materials known Brass; nickel
Button Line reference [113/29]

The triple-towered castle on the shield is the main armorial device of the City of Edinburgh