Dudley, Sedgley and Wolverhampton Tramways

Owner Dudley, Sedgley and Wolverhampton Tramways Company Limited
Opened 7th May 1883 (horse)
Operator Dudley, Sedgley and Wolverhampton Tramways Company Limited
Closed 18th November 1885 (for rebuilding as a steam line)
Re-opened 16th January 1886 (steam)
Entered receivership circa March 1888
Purchased 6th April 1889 (Messrs Oppert and Fell) - from receiver
Taken over 18th October 1889 (Midland Tramways Company Limited)
Entered receivership 1892?
Taken over September 1893 (Dudley and Wolverhampton Tramways Company Limited) - essentially a reconstruction of the old company
Taken over 1897 - controlling interest gained by the (British Electric Traction Company Limited)
Voluntary liquidation Early 1899
Purchased 22nd April 1899 (BETCo) from the liquidators
Operator BETCo
First electric route 3rd October 1900 - Dudley to Sedgley section
Operator (lessee) Dudley, Stourbridge and District Electric Traction Co Limited - a BETCo subsidiary
Closed 21st February 1901 (steam-worked Sedgley to Wolverhampton section - still operated by the BETCo)
Taken over (ownership) August 1901 (Wolverhampton Corporation) - Wolverhampton to Fighting Cocks section of the defunct steam tramway
Taken over (electric operation) January/February 1902 (Wolverhampton and District Electric Tramways Limited - a BETCo subsidiary)

Length 5.77 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins (centre groove)

Button description
Uniforms not worn

Comment Photographs indicate that steam tramway staff wore informal attire (see link) - marked buttons therefore never existed.