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Patent Cable Tramways Corporation

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1884 The Highgate cable tramway was opened by the Highgate Steep Grade Tramways and Works Co; the tramway had been constructed by the Patent Cable Tramways Corporation; it was the first application of the cable tramway system in Europe, based on the inventions of Hallidie, Eppelsheimer and others[1]

1887 Managed the Highgate Hill Tramways

1887 The company constructed a cable tramway in Edinburgh, running north from Princes Street, for the Edinburgh Northern Cable Tramway Company under the supervision of W. N. Colam; the contractor was Dick, Kerr and Co[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 30, 1884
  2. The Engineer 1887/10/28