Cavehill and Whitewell Tramway

Owner Cavehill and Whitewell Tramway Company
Opened 1st July 1882 (steam)
Operator Cavehill and Whitewell Tramway Company
Horse traction introduced 1892
Last steam service 1895
Binding agreement 1902 (agreement reached for the British Electric Traction Company to take a controlling interest)
Last horse service 1905
Taken over 1905 (the BETCo take a controlling interest)
First electric service
12th February 1906
Taken over 1st June 1911 (Belfast Corporation)
Length 3.29 miles
Gauge 4ft 8ins (steam/horse) / 4ft 8½ins (electric)

Button description (steam and horse era) Uniforms not worn

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

Comment Although photographs of the C&WT are rare, it is almost certain that staff operating the electric services wore uniforms that bore the standard 'BETCo' 'Magnet and Wheel' button.