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TRAMWAYS IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  DEVONPORT AND DISTRICT TRAMWAYS COMPANY Ltd

BOARD OF TRADE INSPECTION

The Board of Trade inspection was carried out by Major Pringle assisted by Mr Alexander P Trotter, the electrical adviser to the Board, on Tuesday June 11th 1901.

Two cars left the Milehouse Depot at 10.30am and a thorough inspection of the entire system was carried out with 'admirable control being obtained over the cars on the steepest gradients'.

Accompanying the Inspector were: Mr A B Pilling (Town Clerk), Mr J F Burns (Borough Surveyor), Messrs C Chadwell and C H Gadsby (joint engineers of the undertaking), Mr C Furness (Electrical Engineer of the Corporation), Mr F S Pilling (resident engineer of the Company); Mr J W Endean (Traffic Superintendent), Mr J C Tozer (Chairman of the Tramways Committee), Mr J B James (Chairman of the Electric Lighting Committee), Mr F B Fell (Clerk of Works), Mr J S Pringle (representing Messrs R W Blackwell & Company, the contractors for the overhead equipment), Mr J Heppell (representing Messrs British Thompson-Houston Company, who supplied the motor equipment on the tramcars), Mr Seton Chisholm (representing Messrs W T Glover & Company of Manchester, contractors for the electric mains) and Mr J Belton (representing Messrs Veritys Ltd of Birmingham, contractors for the sub-station switchboards).