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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).