Alford and Sutton Tramway

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Alford and Sutton Tramway
Alford & Sutton Tramway
Dates of operation1884–1889
Track gauge2 ft 6 in (762 mm)
Length8 miles

The Alford and Sutton Tramway was a steam 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge street tramway between the seaside town of Sutton-on-Sea and the nearby Great Northern Railway line at Alford in Lincolnshire. It ran between 1884 and 1889.[1]

There were initially plans to extend the tramway to Chapel St Leonards and Skegness, but the construction of the standard gauge Willoughby and Sutton Railway in 1888 drew traffic from the tramway.[1]

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....". [1]

See also[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 - Alford - Sutton Tramway 1884 - 1889".
  1. ^ a b c "Alford & Sutton Tramway". Alford Website. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cooke, B.W.C., ed. (March 1966). "Echo of the 'Eighties: New Light on the locomotives of the erstwhile Alford & Sutton Tramway". Railway Magazine. Vol. 112 no. 779. pp. 167–168.
  • Dow, George (1947). The Alford & Sutton Tramway. Oakwood Press.

Coordinates: 53°17′13″N 0°14′19″E / 53.28692°N 0.2385°E / 53.28692; 0.2385