Penrhynside was the general area of the descent from the Little Orme crossing
to Bodafon Fields, on the Colwyn bay side of the Little Orme.
The tarmac'd Westbound track along this section was badly overgrown with weeds etc.
Towards the end, the rival (then) Crosville buses always went Westbound
along the north side to the tracks on the wrong side of the road until they
turned off through Craigside village towards the promenade, at the start of
Car no. 5  is nearing the summit of Bodafon Fields (Craigside) - the line
continued up along the road to the real summit (Penrhynside) where it
crossed Llandudno Road. Here was the old illuminated "Llandudno welcomes
you" sign (still in existence). The houses just visible to the right of the tram
are in Craigside.
Car 7 is starting the descent, again on the Llandudno side  (this is about a third of the way across
 This is very deceptive from the angle of the photo - but no. 17, one of the two originals, is actually
climbing Bodafon Fields having just left Craigside halt! This style of old
iron fence was only along
the Bodafon fields. The house in the distance on the left is
still on Llandudno promenade.
Tram no. 4 descending from Penrhynside 
about one quarter of the way down
on the steep gradient
towards Penrhyn Bay (and Colwyn Bay)
with the driver holding tightly on to the manual brake. .
This shelter, at a stop away from the road, is in the same
style as tram coachwork.
 Eastbound side of the line at the
foot of Penryhn hill at Penrhyn Bay. All this area is now a supermarket and
Immediately at the foot of the hill (Penrhyn Bay tram stop) the line was on
reserved track north of the road.
The tram stop was followed by a crossover about half-way before the line
left into Glan-y-Mor Road (see b036)
Tram 7 descending the Colwyn Bay side. is on the reserved track ar Penrhyn Bay (foot of the hill)
left the tram stop - the crossover was just to the right of the picture.
(Photo c321 was just to the left of the picture).
Tram 3 descending. There is so little motor traffic!
For Comparison (1999 photo)
A tram on the Seaton Tramway,
in the general style of an LCBER ex-Bournemouth car .Go to
This page last updated on 25/08/2010 .