Hartlepools Steam Tramways Company

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Hartlepools Steam Tramways
Operation
Locale Hartlepool
Open 2 August 1884
Close 21 February 1891
Status Closed
Infrastructure
Track gauge 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Steam

The Hartlepools Steam Tramways operated a tramway service in Hartlepool between 1884 and 1891.[1]

History

The Hartlepool Tramways Order of 1883 authorised the Hartlepools Steam Tramways Company Ltd to construct the tramway which was built to a gauge of 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm).

Services started on 2 August 1884 from Northgate, Hartlepool, via Millbank Crescent, Cleveland Road and Clarence Road, terminating in Church Street, West Hartlepool.

The rolling stock was provided by the Falcon Works, with a total fleet of 6 locomotives.

Closure

The tramway failed financially, and it closed in 1891. It was resurrected as Hartlepool Electric Tramways in 1896.

References

  1. ^ The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.


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