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North Metropolitan Tramways Co

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of 101 Finsbury Pavement, London

1869 The company was incorporated.

1877 Steam trams were tried out on the North Metropolitan Tramways line between Stratford and Leytonstone[1]

1882 At the company's works at Leytonstone, what was said to be the first application of electricity to driving tramcars was demonstrated by Radcliffe Ward on behalf of the Faure Accumulator Co[2]

1891 The company acquired the undertaking of the North London Tramways Co.

1895 The company had accepted the terms offered by the London County Council to lease its whole operation[3]

1896 As from June, 34 miles of tramway, with depots, were sold to the London County Council.

1897 Acquired the horses and cars of the London Street Tramways Co whose lines had been acquired by the London County Council

1905 The company, at the end of this year, owned 2 miles of tramway, but the undertaking was sold to the London County Council.

1908 The company is still working a short line in the Borough of East Ham. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Key Dates in the History of London Transport, by Transport for London
  2. The Times Monday, Mar 06, 1882
  3. The Times July 10, 1895
  4. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908