Now the proud possessor of one of the country’s second-generation tramways, the city of Nottingham had two traditional electric tramway operations – that of the corporation and that of the Notts & Derby company. Dominant for the first 25 years of the century, by the mid-1920s a new form of transport – the trolleybus – came to epitomise the future and all of the city’s first-generation trams had been withdrawn by the mid-1930s. Now, however, little remains to remind people of this once important form of transport other than historic photographs.
The Lost Tramways of England series documents the tram networks which were at the heart of many of Britain’s growing towns and cities from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Transport expert Peter Waller, author of numerous works on the regional tram systems of the UK, guides you along the route of the network and discusses its key features stop by stop.