Long lost tram track presented to Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society

As so often happens in former tramway towns when work takes place on roads old tram track – buried long ago when the tramway was abandoned in the name of progress – is discovered once again. Another instance of this has happened in Colwyn Bay with the track now dug up and presented to the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society.

The track is a 10 foot section and was taken up to make room for the construction of a manhole for the new Council offices at Colwyn Bay. The Society gladly accepted the donation and now plan to make a feature of it along with photos to show where it came from.

It is 62 years since the last tram ran over the track on Saturday 24th March 1956.

The informal hand-over presentation by Aled Roberts – local manager of the contractor – of the track. The track is seen on the truck behind.

The last tram to travel across the track – no. 8 on 24th March 1956. (Both Photographs courtesy of Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Society)

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