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South Staffordshire and Birmingham District Steam Tramways Co

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of Donington House, Norfolk Street, Strand, London

1882 The company was registered as the South Staffordshire and Birmingham District Steam Tramways Co. At the launch ceremony, W. B. Dick and Co were represented by W. B. Dick and John Kerr[1].

1889 The company was incorporated by an Act of Parliament under the title South Staffordshire Tramway Co.

By 1898 South Staffordshire Tramway Co had been experimenting with a system of "auto-traction" for 2 years but the system had proved a failure so the operations continued to use steam engines. An agreement between Electric Construction Co and South Staffordshire Tramways Co (June 1897) had been reassigned to British Electric Traction Co and had been completed[2].

1900 As from February 1st, a lease of the tramways has been granted to the South Staffordshire Tramways (Lessee) Co. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post, 27 July 1882
  2. The Times, 3 June 1898
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908