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Imperial Tramways Co

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of Clare Street House, Bristol

1878 Company registered. Acquired the Corris Railway

1892 Imperial Tramways Co operated horse trams in Middlesbrough, Dublin, Gloucester and Reading, and the Corris Railway.

1898 The company was registered on September 30th, in reconstruction of a company of the same name, registered June 28th 1878.

1908 The company owns and operates the undertakings the Middlesbrough, Stockton and Thornaby Electric Tramways and owning shares of the London United Tramways (1901) and the entire share capital of the Corris Railway Company. Of the lines owned by the company 9.5 miles are not purchasable by the local authorities until 1918, and 4 miles until 1929. [1]

1930 Company wound up[2]. The company had owned or operated or had large holdings in:

and the tramway undertakings of Gloucester, Reading, Middlesbrough and Darlington.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, May 13, 1930