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Llandudno & Colwyn Bay replica on the road again

THE Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Tramway Society’s re-creation of former Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway (L&CBER) open-top double-deck Brush car No. 7 was out on the road again during April and May.

The semi-restored car has been rebuilt using the body of former Bournemouth Corporation Tramways No. 126, which shared the same 3ft 6in-gauge as the L&CBER, and was similar to the 10 ex-Bournemouth cars that found their way to North Wales in the 1930s. One of these – L&CBER No. 6 (Bournemouth No. 85) – is preserved at Crich.

Replica L&CBER No. 7 is hauled by the AEC Matador into Llandudno for a special visit by the Cardiff & Avonside Railway Society on April 19. PETER NICHOLSON

Work on the re-creation started in the 1980s, with the number 7 selected as this was the next in sequence to the preserved No. 6.

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