Tram on the move

A tram that little is known about is set to move soon, leaving its home of the past four years in Colwyn Bay for pastures new. The replica tram – which has been around for a number of years and is believed to have at one stage been used by Balfour Beatty for publicity events – was cosmetically restored and put in Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay but its time there is now at an end.

Said to be in the scrapyard in July 2014 the owners of the Vintage Trading Post – who provide vintage hospitality with based in North Wales and Hertfordshire – rescued the tram and started to restore it. The tram was moved to Colwyn Bay and was located next to Eirias Park in the town where it was used for hospitality during major events at this stadium which over the years has been the home to concerts (such as Elton John) and sporting events (such as GB Rugby 7s).

It has been there since 2015 but now after four years it will be on the move again. It will firstly require further restoration before being moved elsewhere again although just where that may be had yet to be decided!

Very little is actually known about the tram except that it is a replica, and the dimensions don’t seem to be quite right! It dates from at least the mid-1980s. At one time used as a hospitality base for Balfour Beatty where it found itself in between this use and it being rescued by the Vintage Trading Post is not known. If anyone knows anything about this replica let us know in the comments below!

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2 Responses to Tram on the move

  1. John1 says:

    Is this the one? If so could it be a Granada Studios one?https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=9C1D7C0494B5794691415EFB4ABF853FBE4B50F7&thid=OIP.m6EgFRmq2Y9pyVZNwsfr-AHaFj&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.zipworld.co.uk%2Fimages%2Fuploads%2Fgallery%2FCommunity%2FDSCF1423_(1)_(Large).JPG&exph=1080&expw=1440&q=tram+eirias+park&selectedindex=19&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=1,2,6

  2. steve hyde says:

    It looks like the one used as a hospitality unit by Balfour Beatty at the Manchester Project Light Rail demonstration at Debdale Park in 1987.

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