Warrenpoint and Rostrevor Tramway
|Warrenpoint and Rostrevor Tramway|
|Tramcars at Rostrevor|
|Track gauge||3 ft (914 mm)|
|Route length||3.3 miles (5.3 km)|
The Warrenpoint and Rostrevor Tramway offered passengers a connection from its canopied terminus platform at Warrenpoint railway station through to Rostrevor. The company was established in 1875 and services started in 1877. It was promoted by Francis Needham, 3rd Earl of Kilmorey. It was the first tramway service in Ireland. The Earl sold the tramway in 1884 for £4,000 (£309,047 as of 2013). In 1910, the manager was Bernard Reilly.
In 1890 the fares were
- 1st Class single 6d (£2.04 as of 2013) 
- 1st Class return 9d (£3.06 as of 2013) 
- 3rd Class single 4d (£1.35 as of 2013) 
- 3rd Class return 6d (£2.04 as of 2013) 
Early in 1915 a storm washed away part of the line and following this, the service never resumed.
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Lawrence H. Officer (2010) "What Were the UK Earnings and Prices Then?" MeasuringWorth.
- The British architect: a journal of architecture and the accessory arts, Volume 21 1884
- Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910
- Ireland (part I.): Northern counties, including Dublin and neighbourhood. Mountford John Byrde Baddeley. Dulau, 1890
- The Electrical engineer 1908
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