Trolleybuses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

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Nottinghamshire and
Derbyshire trolleybus system
Locale Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and
Ripley, Derbyshire, England
Open 7 January 1932 (1932-01-07)
Close 25 April 1953 (1953-04-25)
Status Closed
Routes 3
Operator(s) Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Tramways Company
Stock 32 (maximum)

The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire trolleybus system once linked the city of Nottingham, in the county of Nottinghamshire, England, with Ripley, in the neighbouring county of Derbyshire. Opened on 7 January 1932 (1932-01-07),[1][2] it replaced the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire tramway, between the same termini.

By the standards of the various now-defunct trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom, the system was a small and short-lived one, with a total of three routes, and a maximum fleet of 32 trolleybuses.[2] It was closed relatively early, on 25 April 1953 (1953-04-25).[1][2]

Three of the former Notts & Derby system trolleybuses are now preserved, one of them at Bournemouth Heritage Transport, Parkstone, Dorset, and the other two in a private collection in Boughton, Nottinghamshire.[3]

The city of Nottingham was also served by the Nottingham trolleybus system, in operation between 1927 and 1966. A Derby trolley bus network also existed from 1932 to 1967, having also taken over from tramcars. It finished when extensive roadworks made alterations to the overhead wiring uneconomic.

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  1. ^ a b Joyce, J.; King, J. S.; and Newman, A. G. (1986). British Trolleybus Systems, pp. 112–115, 159. London: Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-1647-X.
  2. ^ a b c Short, Peter. "Former UK systems". British Trolleybus Society. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  3. ^ Zebedee, John (30 November 2010). "A List of Preserved Trolleybuses in the UK". British Trolleybus Society. Retrieved 26 March 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Marsden, Barry (2005). Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Trolleybuses. Midhurst, West Sussex, UK: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-904474-63-0.
  • Doig, Alan G; Craven, Maxwell (2003). The Prestige Series 21: Midland General Notts & Derby/Mansfield district. Glossop, Derbyshire, UK: Venture Publications. ISBN 978-1-898432-89-0.

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