In Pictures: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway 7 on show

On Friday 27th February the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society’s replica tram no. 7 was on show in North Wales once again this time in connection with a St David’s Day Parade. The Parade took place in Colwyn Bay and once this was finished the tram was displayed in Station Road giving support to the Restore Colwyn Bay Pier bid with the Heritage Lottery Fund in town on the day.

7 will next be out and about on the weekend of 18th and 19th April at the Colywn Bay ‘40s Weekend and will then be displayed at the Llandudno Transport Festival on 2nd-4th May. At both events members of the public will get the chance to actually climb on board the tram and sit in the lower deck and for a £1 fee you will be able to visit the upper deck and see how people travelled in the mid 1930s to mid 1950s between Colwyn Bay and Llandudno on the wooden swing over seats – a perfect way to view and photograph the events. It is also hoped that at the Llandudno Transpot Festival a limited number of rides on board the tram will be able to be offered as it is hauled across part of the Bodafon Fields along the original track bed!

The Welsh flag is attached to the front of the lorry used to haul 7 ahead of the St David's Day Parade.

7 waits in Station Road after the Parade to provide support for the HLF bid to restore Colwyn Bay Pier. (Both Photos by John Bird on 27th February)

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3 Responses to In Pictures: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway 7 on show

  1. John Woodman says:

    These excellent images from Llandudno of the consistent efforts of local groups to achieve restoration objectives are a reminder of the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust’s delivery of Balloon Car 710 on a low load unit for display at the forgettable 2011 Fleetwood Tram Sunday. 710 was the only tram on display in 2011 – an event marred by incessant rain and very high winds. Well done the L&CBERS. One day perhaps this wonderful seaside line might reinvent itself in more modest fashion with Number 7 joined by one or two ‘replica’ cars a la Seaton.

    • Ken Walker says:

      My thoughts exactly, the only difference being that the Seaton teamway doesn’t run along any roads, and in fact only crosses one road, whereas any reinstated L&CB would presumably have to do so hichever part was reinstated.

  2. Nigel Pennick says:

    Does No 7 have a truck or is it just a body?