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The First British Battery Tram 

In 1882 the first known example of electric street traction (tram) was built at the North Metropolitan Union Road works at Leytonstone. The vehicle was a converted horse tram with batteries situated under its seats. The Faure accumulator car, as it was known, was designed by a Mr Radcliffe Ward for the Faure Accumulator Company.

 

 

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