Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Eastbourne Tramway

(Selection of photos and postcards sourced via the Internet)

A line I sadly missed despite living in Sussex from 1957 to 1990 was the Eastbourne Tramway. This was a two foot gauge miniature tramway that operated between the Crumbles and Princes Park in Eastbourne. It was built and operated by Claude Lane, opening in 1956 and running until 1969 when the whole operation was moved to Seaton in Devon with the trams being regauged to 2 feet 9 inches.


  1. Many happy boyhood hours spent riding those Eastbourne trams. Mike

  2. I rode regularly on the Colwyn Bay trams, on which Claude Lane modelled his.