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Alford and Sutton Tramway
Locale England
Dates of operation 1884 – 1889
Track gauge 2 ft 6 in (762 mm)
Length 8 miles
Headquarters Alford

The Alford and Sutton Tramway was a steam-operated narrow gauge street tramway that ran between Sutton-on-Sea and Alford in Lincolnshire between 1884 and 1889.

History Edit

The tramway was built in 1884 to link the seaside town of Sutton-on-Sea to the nearby Great Northern Railway line at Alford station. There were initially plans to extend the tramway to Chapel St. Leonard's and Skegness. However, the construction of the standard gauge Willoughby and Sutton Railway in 1888 drew traffic from the tramway.

On 7 December 1889 the Lincoln Gazette reported: "The Alford & Sutton Tramway have ceased to run their cars, ostensibly for the winter months, but really for an indefinite period....".

References Edit


  • Prideaux, J.D.C.A. (1978). The English Narrow Gauge Railway. David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-7511-3. 
  • Dow, George (1984). Alford & Sutton Tramway. author. 
  • Alford website.

See alsoEdit



Historic town tramway systems in the United Kingdom (v/t)

England

Alford and Sutton - Barnsley and District - Birmingham Corporation - Blackpool - Brill - Bristol - Chesterfield - City of Birmingham - Dearne District - Derby - Doncaster - Grimsby & Immingham - Grimsby District - Heaton Park - Hull - Ilkeston - Liverpool - London County Council - London United - Maidstone Corporation - Mansfield & District - Matlock - Mexborough & Swinton - Nottingham Corporation - Nottingham & District - Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire - Rotherham - Scarborough funiculars - Sheffield - Southampton - Volks Electric - Warrington - Wisbech and Upwell - Wolverton and Stony Stratford

Wales

Great Orme - Swansea and Mumbles Railway - Pwllheli and Llanbedrog

Scotland

Glasgow - Scottish Tramway and Transport Society

Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway Tramway

Isle of Man

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway - Douglas Southern Electric Tramway - Manx Electric Railway - Snaefell Mountain Railway - Upper Douglas Cable Tramway

Industry

Maley & Taunton

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