Mansfield & District Light Railways was a tramway network operating in Mansfield from 16 July 1905 to 9 October 1932.

The standard gauge tramway consisted of 5 routes covering just over 12 miles and joining neighbouring towns.

These routes began in Mansfield's Market Place and went to Berry Hill, Crown Farm, Mansfield Woodhouse, Pleasley and via Sutton-in-Ashfield to Hucknall-under-Huthwaite.

The depot was in Sutton Road, Mansfield. The tramway company was a subsidiary of Midland Counties Electric Supply Co, who in turn were owned by Balfour Beatty.

The fleet comprised a total of 31 cars plus a water car. Two cars were purchased in 1912 from the Cavehill & Whitewall tramway of Northern Ireland and two bought and one borrowed in 1930 from the nearby Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Tramways Company, (another Midland Counties Electric Supply Co. subsidiary).

The tramway was largely rural in nature and it was replaced by motor buses, despite trolleybus authority having been obtained in 1929.

In 1932 two trams were sold to Sunderland Corporation, where they saw further service until 1953.

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


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


Great Orme - Swansea and Mumbles Railway - Pwllheli and Llanbedrog


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


Maley & Taunton