Burton and Ashby Light Railways

Owner Midland Railway Company
13th June 1906 (electric)
Operator Midland Railway Company
Ownership transferred 1st January 1923 (to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company, following its creation at the 1923 railway 'grouping' out of several constituent railway companies, one of them being the 'Midland')
Closed 19th February 1927
Length 10.12 miles
Gauge 3ft 6ins

Button description (Pattern 1)
Title ('MIDLAND RAILWAY') surrounding a wyvern, within raised rim
Materials known Nickel; brass
Button Line reference [None]

Button description (Pattern 2) Title ('LONDON MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY COMPANY') within a border, surrounding a vertical wing with superimposed cross, all above a garland with roses and thistles
Materials known Nickel; brass, gilt; chrome; black horn
Button Line reference [None]

There are two distinct variants of the Pattern 1 button, one with coarse lettering and one with fine lettering; the former may be an earlier type, but this is mere speculation.

A photograph of a B&ALR tramwayman (see link) clearly shows that they wore standard Midland Railway 'wyvern' buttons prior to 1923.