Landport and Southsea Tramway

Owner Landport and Southsea Tramway Company
Opened 15th May 1865 (horse)
Operator Landport and Southsea Tramway Company
Re-registered 17th April 1878 as the Landport and Southsea Tramway Company Limited
Taken over 8th May 1878 (General Tramways Company of Portsmouth, a subsidiary of the Provincial Tramways Company)
Company wound up 3rd January 1886
Length Circa 1.04 miles (owned by the L&STCo)
Gauge 4ft 7¾ins

Button description Uniforms probably not worn

Comments Photographs of the Landport and Southsea Tramway, prior to its acquisition by the General Tramways Company of Portsmouth, have not survived, so it is impossible to state whether or not uniforms were worn. However, given that photographs from the early days of the GTCo's successor, the Portsmouth Street Tramways Company show tramcar staff wearing informal attire, it seems highly likely that the L&STCo and the GTCo did likewise, and that marked uniform buttons never existed.

The Provincial Group (Provincial Tramways Company) was established in 1872 in London, and at various times, either owned, controlled or operated the following systems: Borough of Portsmouth, Kingston, Fratton and Southsea Tramways; Cardiff Tramways; Cardiff District and Penarth Harbour Tramways; General Tramways of Portsmouth; Gosport and Fareham Tramways; Gosport Street Tramways; Great Grimsby Street Tramways; Landport & Southsea Tramway; London Southern Tramways; Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways; Portsdown and Horndean Light Railway; and Portsmouth Street Tramways.

The unusual gauge was to allow for the running of railway wagons over the system.