The Company Crest
and Colwyn Bay
The 1936 no 7 on the promenade
The ex-Lisbon no 305
at the Transport Festival
at Llandudno in 2000 as no 25 in Ll&CBER colours
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|message no.1 - posted 9th March 2007|
I do not think it is a good idea to try and sell the historic Lisbon car
just to provide a small amount of funding for No 6.
If the Society is looking to have an operating tramway in the future we would definitely need 2 working trams and 305 would be
extremely useful as an all-weather car. It would not take much to restore it to working order. 305 would be an attraction in its
own right, for general public enthusiasts alike, being a tram which once ran in a European capital city.
It also has some resemblance to the original bogie cars of the
LL&CBERS. In my opinion, it is too good an asset to dispose of, especially considering its history.
A lot of time effort and expense has been spent on 305. Firstly, in obtaining
and transporting the car from Portugal. Secondly, in restoring the car to look like a Llandudno and Colwyn Bay tram by painting
it in LL&CBERS livery. Four dragon crests have been applied
together with LL&CBERS-style numbers. It even has Llandudno and Colwyn Bay
destination boards each end! Does the Society really want to dispose of a tram that looks the part and which can be a good advertisement
for the Society’s aims?
It would be interesting to know the views of the membership. In fact, on such an important matter the decision on the future of
305 should be made by the membership as a whole, perhaps by a survey.
This Society together with its predecessor (which was formed in 1974) has had a long history of disappointments and going in the
wrong direction at times. I would not like to think that the Society is taking an action now that it will regret in the future.
I would be grateful if you could put this e-mail on the LL&CBTS website and also in a next newsletter and let the rest of the
Committee know my views.
Roger C. Best (membership No 1)
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