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!