Tram at Southwark Bridge

Tram 1849 at Southwark Bridge in 1950
The first trams were introduced into London in 1860 by the American George Francis Train. These early trams were originally led by horses, with the first one operating along Victoria Street in Westminster. In 1883 the West Metropolitan Tramways Company ran a Kew Bridge-Richmond horse drawn service, although these early trams were not without their faults. In 1861 Train was arrested for “breaking...