West Ham Corporation Tramways double deck electric tram No 102

United Electric Car Co., Preston1910

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum
United Kingdom

This is a typical tramcar of the early part of the 20th century. It was delivered to West Ham Corporation Tramways and operated on the dense urban network around the docks between Stratford and Aldgate. These routes were replaced by trolleybus services in 1938. West Ham Corporation Tramways began operating in February 1904. It served the east London borough of West Ham (now Newham) before extending into neighbouring boroughs. From 1933, the operation of this tram was taken over by the London Passenger Transport Board. This brought the management and operation of all forms of transport together and was the beginning of London Transport.


  • Title: West Ham Corporation Tramways double deck electric tram No 102
  • Creator: United Electric Car Co., Preston
  • Date Created: 1910
  • Physical Dimensions: 4966mm, 2159mm
  • Subject Keywords: Tram
  • Type: Tramway vehicle
  • External Link: Record in London Transport Museum Collections Online
  • Reference number: 1981/531
  • Physical Description: A double-deck tram with an open platform and staircase at the front where the Passengers entrance is located and an open balcony at the upper deck
  • Item location: Covent Garden Museum

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