Derby Corporation Tramways

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Derby Corporation Tramways
Derby Corporation Tramways Logo.jpg
Derby Corporation Tramways 1, National Tramway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.jpg
Derby tram No. 1 at Crich Tramway Village.
Operation
Locale Derby, Derbyshire, England
Electric era: 1904 (1904)–1934 (1934)
Status Closed
Operator(s) Derby Corporation Tramways
Track gauge 4 ft (1,219 mm)
Propulsion system(s) Electricity

Derby Corporation Tramways was the tram system serving the city of Derby (then a town), England. It opened on 27 July 1904.

History[edit]

Map of the Derby Corporation Tramways
Derby Corporation tram waiting outside Derby railway station

The company was formed by the corporation which took over the assets of the Derby Tramways Company, which had provided horse-drawn tramway services since 1880.

It was closed nearly 30 years later, on the 29 June 1934. The four foot gauge tramways were replaced by Derby trolleybuses. The conversion began in 1932.[1]

Preserved trams[edit]

Tramcar n°1 is the only Derby tramcar preserved and is located at the National Tramway Museum in Crich, Derbyshire. This tram was used for crew training prior to the opening of the system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klapper, Charles Frederick (1961). The golden age of tramways p.273. Routledge & Paul. p. 327.