The 2007 No.7 on Mostyn Broadway
crossing Vaughan Streen at Llandudno
on Saturday 5th May

The Llandudno
and Colwyn Bay
  Tramway Society  

The 1936 No.7 on the promenade
at Rhos-on-Sea
(a b/w photo hand coloured by Llandudno Enthusiasts)

A 3'6" gauge electric tramway operated between these two North Wales seaside resorts
via Rhos-on-Sea from October 1907 until March 1956


The aims of the Society are:-
a) to record the history of the tramway
b) to rebuild a replica tram for public display during 2007 (centenary of the opening of the tramway) and to take it to public events in subsequent years
(with the longer-term aim of possibly operating a similar tram on a demonstration line somewhere in the locality)


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   * * *   Our Next Outing   * * *          

   
Waiting to depart Llandudno station
on a previous Christmas Parade

Our illuminated Replica Tram No7 is planned to make a rare outing on Saturday 6th December
when it will be hauled through the streets of Llandudno as part of the Christmas Parade

The parade is expected to start from Llandudno station at approx 1600 and procede via Vaughan Street, North Western Gardens and Mostyn Street to the Town Hall in Lloyd Street before returning along Madoc Street to the station - why not come and see it and give us a wave ?

Replica Tram No. 7 was originally only planned to
make appearances at local events during 2007 to
mark the Centenary of the opening of the tramway
and was temporarily mounted on a road trailer

It caused such a "stir" locally that the commitee
agreed to continue the outings the following year
and this has kept being extended annually

Unfortunately the time is rapidly approaching when it
needs to "retire" to a static home and be re-united
with its tramway bogies - which the society has in store

To this end every effort is being made to house her
permanently at a suitable location in the area

   The Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Tramway Society has
prepared a new illustrated book showing '50 pairs of photographs'
of the former tramway - many not seen previously

"Then and "Now"
(Printed book on glossy paper - 53/4 inches by 81/4 inches)
only £5 per copy (plus £1.50 postage)
Now available direct from our Sales Manager
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Looking for that 'something different' for a Christmas Present ?

Get your copy NOW before stocks run out
--- and problem solved !!!!!


Llandudno
to Colwyn Bay
Would your Club or Society like an illustrated talk
about the local tramway ?

If so, please contact our
Society Lecturer
or Chairman or Secretary
to arrange a suitable time and date



Colwyn Bay
to Llandudno
There is no charge for this, but the Ll&CB Tramway Society would welcome a donation towards its funds

   * * *   Recent Outings   * * *          

Our Replica Tram No. 7 first visited
the old Llandudno Tram Terminous at West Shore

then Rhos-on-Sea Promenade along with two vintage buses

before taking part in the Llandudno Christmas Parade
on Saturday 7th December



Our Replica Tram No. 7
reaches the end of Bodafon Fields on Saturday 5th October
on a "Members' Day Photographic Special"

and on top deck returning 'across Bodafon fields'
towards Llandudno




Our Replica Tram No. 7 was on
Rhos-on-Sea promenade along with several vinatge buses
on Friday 27th September following its annual "hauled run"
from Llandudno to Colwyn Bay


Turning into Whitehall Road, by Mount Stewart Hotel, Rhos-on-Sea

Stabled on Rhos Promenade with the vintage buses






















It was also at the "Prom Xtra"
on Colwyn Bay promenade
on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th May

and at the Colwyn Bay Multi-Culturtal Festival on Saturday 29th June


Repkica Tram No 7 being "propelled" into place on the
Colwyn Bay Shopping Precinct






















   * * *   Getting Ready for the Season   * * *


Replica Tram No 7 outside being prepared for the 2013 season
which started in April at Colwyn Bay
The recently acquired midi-tram is alongside and hopefully work will start on her fitting out during 2013

   * * *   Latest News   * * *



   The society has acquired a "midi" tram
It will be capable of running on a short length of portable track
The long term aim is to fit it out by summer 2014 to look like one of
the Ll&CBERly original closed single deck cars introduced in 1907
It will be used to visit local schools and smaller local events
to augment outings of the full size Replica Tram No 7 at major events
  

   * * *   Previous outings   * * *



No 7 pauses at Rhos promenade on a previous "hauled run"
along the route of the former tramway

* * *   2012 Outings   * * *
Saturday 21st April - Colwyn Bay 40's Festival

                                                                                                photo:  Sonia Bird
" I'm BIGGER than you ! "
Replica tram no 7 towers over a replica spitfire prior to the start of the 40's Festival
and the heavy rain

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thursday 1st March - Colwyn Bay St David's Day Parade
   

St David's flag
           


           

Welsh flag
   

Replica Tram No 7 waits in Queens Road, Colwyn Bay
to join the St David's Day parade through the town








Down Memory Lane - 1


                                                                                Photo:  Timothy Winstanley
Track recovered from a re-constructed bridge
at Bodnant Garden

Does anyone know when or how it got there ?
Possibly obtained when the tramway when it closed in 1956


Down Memory Lane - 2


                                                                                Photo:  Craig Rockfield
Raising Money for the original Tramway


Down Memory Lane - 3


                                                                                Photo:  Richard Prendergast
During week commencing 18th June 2012 work took place
to renew the surface of the road along Mostyn Broadway outside the swimming pool
After the top surface was scraped away the former tramtracks from over 50 years ago were exposed
- what a pity they wern't restored rather than being covered up again !


Down Memory Lane - 4

   
                                                                            Photos:  David Clegg
To mark 40 years after the closure of the tramway
the 2'0" gauge Replica Tram No 6 from the Seaton Tramway visited Llandudno for the annual Transport Festival in 1996

A considerable length of temporary track was laid along the former trackbed across Bodafon Fields
but sadly authority could not be obtained to operate it for visitors


Down Memory Lane - 5



                                                                            Photo:  Alan Larkin

The body of former Lisbon 305
(still sporting the number 25 in Llandudnno and Colwyn Bay colours as displayed well over a decade ago on Bodafon Fields
- at the Transport Festival in 2000)
now in pastures new ... LITERALLY !

spotted in an Irish field after her transfer to Ireland

Note it still proudly shows "COLWYN BAY Greenfield Road" on the front
(This tram was purchased by the Ll&CBTSoc for its bogies - but the body was subsequently sold for further use)


Down Memory Lane - 6


                                                                                    Photo:  (c) D Chaplin

By far the least attractive tram in the fleet
works car "23
A" stands outside the depot at Rhos on Sea
awaiting her next call to duty

Yes, it always had a small "A" after the arrival of the ex-Darwen DD 23 !
Note the stairway to nowhere (at one time to a public upper deck in her former life before arriving in North Wales to replace the original works car)
(What would "Health and Safety" think of working off the top deck these days ?)


Ll&CB Tramway Society - Winter 2013/14 Newsletter

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SPECIAL OFFER for Society Members.....
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1907 - Opening   -----   1956 - Closure   -----   2007 - Centenary
of the
Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway
"Now"
and
 "Then"
 


The operational tramway
Palladium Corner loop in the latter years
[ ex-Darwen No.23 and ex-Bournmouth No.15 ]

The above picture was 'hand-coloured' by Llandudno Enthusiasts
The Replica Tram No.7 at Palladium Corner
on Holiday Monday 7th May 2007

 
Llandudno Enthusiasts also have a forum on the
Tramway Centenary  -  click here to go direct to it



In order to raise further funds 'traditional style' adverts will be displayed on the tram,
(similar to those shown above advertising 'Catlin Follies' on both the 'old' No.7 and the 'new' No.7 )
for any firm who is prepared to give a "generous" donation
but hurry spaces are going fast !

With plans to have our Replica Tram No.7 on public display on further occasions throughout 2013,
this could be an unique opportunity to promote your firm both locally and nationally

Please contact the society chairman if you are interested


Would your firm like to Sponsor part of the cost of rebuilding one of our double-deck open-top trams ?


=====>   Are you interested - can YOU  help ?   <=====
The Society is looking for further committee members
also those willing to help out with the various events in 2014
If you are interested, please contact the Events Manager or alternatively any other committee member

There is a limit to how much further the Society can acheive without a lot of active help from members and outside bodies

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