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South London Tramways Co

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1879 Company incorporated by special act of Parliament[1]

1880 Public issue of shares; plan to construct 8 miles of tramway in Battersea and Nine Elms

1885 Successful demonstration of a battery-driven tramcar by South London Tramway Co using Electrical Power Storage Co's accumulators[2].

1900 London County Council purchased the company's lines[3]

1903 the company was liquidated

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 06, 1880
  2. Newcastle Weekly Courant 10 April 1885
  3. The Times, July 4, 1900