Tramways in The South West


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This document is a collection of memorabilia, data pictures and drawings from the tramways in the South West. They are not arranged to form an article but rather to make a series of Showcases which the visitor can browse through, investigating items of interest more thoroughly. It owes its existence to John Perkin, a past member of the SWEHS, who has collected nearly all the data provided here. Peter Davey is providing the information on the Bristol Bath and Weston systems. Thanks are also due to Terry Russell for permission to use his PSU Tramcar Drawings and John Gillham for the Track Layouts used. ( Contact Details at end of document)

The table below gives the details of the number of trams employed in the tramway fleets in the South West:

City or Town Double
Locos Works Total
Bath 34 6   1 41
Bristol 237     5 242
Camborne & Redruth 6 2 2   10
Exeter 38       38
P. S. & D. T. Co.
Seaton & District 8 5   1 14
Taunton 6 6     12
Torquay 39 3     42
Weston-Super-Mare 12 6     18
Bath Electric Tramways Ltd Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co Camborne & Redruth Light Railways Exeter Corporation Tramways Falmouth Swanpool beach Plymouth Corporation Devonport Tramways Co Taunton Tramways Torquay Tramways Co. Seaton & District Electric Tramway Weston-Super-Mare & District Elec. Supply Co.

Clicking on the the town/city marked on the map below or in the table above takes you to
The Relevant Tramway Showcase

Web Masters Notes

The Tramways section only works if you have Javascript enabled in your browser. Copies of the Tramcar Drawings and Track layouts are available from the contacts listed at the end of this document.

The pictures and drawings that appear, as you scan the documents, are often small images of the main drawing, which will appear when you click on the simple image with your mouse. Allow time for the large image to load. (Broadband helps!) The presence of a larger image is indicated by the cursor changing to a hand as you move the mouse over the image. The position of the large image can be moved using the grey "dragbar" over the top of the image. This also provides a "close" image facility at the right hand end.

Contact Details

Tramcar Drawings

All Tramcar Drawings Displayed

Terry Russell
"Chaceside", St Leonards Park,
Horsham, W.Sussex, RH13 6EG
Send SAE for complete list of PSU drawings
web site

Track Layouts

All Track Layouts Displayed

209 Gunnersbury Park,
Ealing, London, W5 4NH

Further Reading

Illustrated Tram Fleet Booklets

Bristol Tramways 1875 - 1941 by Peter Davey
Taunton 1901 - 1921 Track Layouts
by Peter Davey ;and John Perkin
Weston super Mare 1902-1937 by Peter Davey

Middleton Press

Bristol's Tramways by Peter Davey
Bath Tramways by Peter Davey & Paul Welland
Exeter and Taunton Tramways by John Perkin

Available from:-

Peter Davey
4 Downs Park East, Bristol BS6 7QD
Tel: 0117 962 0223 Fax: 0117 914 3117


John Perkin
26 Haines Park, Trull Road, Taunton, TA1 4RG

Other Web Sites

Tramway Information

Site Mastered by
John Prentice

Manager of the Festival of Model Tramways,
and the
Chairman of the Tramway & Light Railway Society.

The National Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Village
A restored period village
that is also home to the
National Tramway Museum.

Queries, Information and Additions

All Tramways Related Information

Marcus Palmen
4 Knightcott Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3SB