Leeds Times (11/Nov/1882) – Huddersfield


On several days during the past week a tramway engine, obtained from Messrs. Wilkinson, of Wigan, with a car, has rim over the tram lines laid down in Huddersfield. The test on the whole was successful. The engine was unable to draw the car fully laden up Chapel Hill — where the gradient is one in thirteen — but in the other streets it went smoothly. In a few places it was found that the gauge was not quite exact, but these defects were remedied, and the lines are ready for the inspector from the Board of Trade, who is expected to examine them before the end of the month.