Transport (16 pages found in this category)

Manchester Suburban Tramways Company

Company incorporated in 1877 as the Manchester & Salford Tramway Company, to provide horse-drawn tram services throughout Manchester and Salford, in England.


Salamanca, designed and built by Matthew Murray in 1812, was the world’s first commercially successful steam locomotive.

South Lancashire Tramways

System of electric trams authorised by the South Lancashire Tramways Act of 1900. The South Lancashire Tramways Company built more than 62 miles (100 km) of track to serve the towns in south Lancashire between St Helens, Swinton, Westhoughton and Hulton Lane where it met the Bolton Corporation system.

Standedge crossings

Standedge has been a major Pennine crossing point for more than 2,000 years.

Tyldesley Loopline

Railway line built in 1864 to connect local collieries to the Liverpool–Manchester main line.

William Henry Gaunt

English transport engineer who began his working life developing and building gas-powered trams.