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Offline jackiecj

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Re: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway (Tramway)
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2011, 01:46:01 pm »
Thanks, thats great. Looks good in colour after all the B&W pics.
You can even see the little hut where the mower was kept (its black-near the church wall)
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Hope you weren't up all night, digging in the archives, judging by the time of your post!

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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2011, 05:36:36 am »
Thanks, thats great. Looks good in colour after all the B&W pics.
You can even see the little hut where the mower was kept (its black-near the church wall)
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Hope you weren't up all night, digging in the archives, judging by the time of your post!

Ah, I was wondering what that hut was used for.  :)

No, I wasn't up all night - I'm on a different time zone.  [*££]


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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2011, 11:50:55 pm »
The last tram running between Llandudno & Colwyn Bay on film!  :)

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1956/03/26/FS260356001/?s=Llandudno&st=0&pn=3

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2011, 08:10:55 am »
Nice.  Reckon we can stump up the £816 to see the rest of it?
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2011, 02:59:35 pm »
Nice.  Reckon we can stump up the £816 to see the rest of it?

They are rather pricey.  :roll:

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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2011, 09:10:27 pm »
I missed all this thread when Dave started it in January and only came across it today. What a wonderful description from the driver. I loved these trams, grew up with them, travelled on them every day. As a young teenager I used to close my eyes and picture where I was on the journey by the sounds of the tram on the tracks and, to a lesser extent, the movement and I was always at the anticipated spot when I opened my eyes. But I had no idea it was so complicated driving them. I always assumed it had the accelerator and two brakes and a warning bell, and that was it. When in later life I drove buses I used to think what an easy time a tram driver had, no need to steer, just point it in the right direction and off you went. Rather like I now think about a train driver. This was an eyeopener in all senses. Oh, and by the way, there are many books about the L and CBER but none of them give as good a description of the route as this. Do you think the local supporters group are aware of this thread posted by Dave?

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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2011, 09:29:37 pm »
Here's a map of the Tramway System, from 1955:

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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2011, 09:50:31 pm »
Couple more Tramway photos:

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Offline jemima

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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2011, 11:08:56 pm »
Do you think the local supporters group are aware of this thread posted by Dave?

Well, one member is - and will pass the message on to the committee!!

At the local archives(LLoyd Street,Llandudno), there is the Tram societys Geoff Price Collection (photos. plans etc ) which I have been (volunteer) cataloguing for the society and the archives. The society also has a page on Facebook.

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Re: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway (Tramway)
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2011, 05:39:12 am »
No one tempted to buy the old tramway office in Rhos on Sea that is for sale?
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« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2011, 09:45:37 am »
Tram No 3 with passengers waiting to board in Gloddaeth Street, Summer 1955.

Note the Lotus premises on the corner to the left. No Merddyn, it wasn't a car showroom, but a shoe shop I believe.

The car on the right looks like an Austin Hereford A70?

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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2011, 09:50:42 am »
Another shot again from the Summer of 1955, taken from a different viewpoint showing "Toast-rack" No 21. Stead & Simpson shoe shop and EB Jones' can be seen in the background, with The Carlton on the corner advertising Worthington's Ale.  Z**

Does anyone know what the small kiosk on the pavement was used for?

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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2011, 09:53:00 am »
Good stuff, Trojan.  $good$ Was that little shed visible to the right of the toastrack tram something to do with the Tramway?

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Re: Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway (Tramway)
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2011, 09:56:37 am »
I had a seasonal job in Vollams during the summer of 1966 and Mr Vollam had a retail kiosk outside but it did not look like that one.

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« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2011, 10:02:32 am »
Was it for the man who had to change the collection pole when the tram wanted to go the other way?    >>>
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