only remaining cable operated street tramway and one of only three
surviving in the world. Operation of the Great Orme tramway differs
from the famous and unique San Francisco system in that, like the
Lisbon lines, it is a street funicular, where the cars are stopped and
started by stopping and starting the cable. The
tramway has been carefully and systematically renewed between 2000 and
2005. This page provides links to many
other sites offering views and insights into this remarkable survival.
No. 4, ‘St. Tudno’, built new in 1902,
ascending the interlaced tracks above the passing loop in Ty Gwyn Road
on the approach to the Halfway Station.
more photographs including the halfway and summit stations click NEXT PAGE.
an outline of the history of the undertaking and its equipment
more pre-1977 black & white photographs Click
Thompson’s Cable Car Home Page contain’s
abundant historical information on cable car lines.
recent Great Orme photographs may be seen at these sites:
and Colwyn Bay
Tramway Society perpetuates
the memory of the former inter-urban line, which, built in 1907 from
Shore, followed (along Gloddaeth Avenue) the south facing side of the
Great Orme, crossed Llandudno Bay (via Mostyn Street, Mostyn Broadway,
and Bodafon Fields and surmounted the shoulder of the Little Orme
before following the coast to Rhos on Sea and Colwyn Bay. Following
coastal erosion, the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway closed
to all traffic in 1956. This site has excellent coverate of the 2007
replica tramcar and the centenary celebrations. Excellent archive
photographs of the line and
its trams are at Dewi Williams’s L&CBER
Wales Coast Railway The
site for information on
local rail transport for both travellers and enthusiasts. Manchester -
Llandudno, Crewe or Cardiff to Chester and Holyhead, Llandudno to