The Festival Field
|In 2000 the focus of the campaign of the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Tramway Society was the display of the former Lisbon tram No. 305. This vehicle was recovered as a donor for underframe and running units with which to restore their replica of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway No. 7 tramcar. The body was repaired and repainted into the L&CBER livery, and here you see the crests being applied on the field.
Throughout the Festival, the destination was confidently shown as Llandudno, West Shore.
Lets's hope that the Society's optimism is rewarded.
During late Monday afternoon the body and bogies of Lisbon tram No. 305 were lifted back onto the transporter for the return journey into storage. While this created something of a traffic jam, it was a superb spectacle.
|There is always a bargain on display in the sales area, normally situated at the top of the main field. Everything from baby clothes to antiques and regalia can be found, as well as more transport-related items such as autojumble, commercial vehicle spares and transport models and photographs. The catering stalls are also to be found in this area.
In a class of their own are the stationary engines. Even the early internal combustion engines
were small and flexible in application and quickly displaced the larger stationary or mobile
steam engines. Their antique construction is often very similar to a steam engines because of
the machining technology of the time. With less work to do today, these machines often produce
extraordinary sound effects under the influence of their governer.
Frequently the exhibitors have created fascinating animated scenes powered by their centrepiece - pumping, turning, lifting, generating electricity. Just what they were designed for.........