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tramway

[′tram‚wā]
(mechanical engineering)
An overhead rail, rope, or cable on which wheeled cars run to convey a load.
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When I was a boy the smart green buses shuttling between Croft Street and North Shields were operated by the splendidly named Tyneside Tramways & Tramroads Company, and I am ashamed to confess that it has taken me 50 years to wonder why they used both words.
Wyken main closed in 1889 and winding ceased at Alexandra in 1914 after which coal was brought by a tramroad from nearby Craven Colliery (this had previously been connected by tramroad to the Oxford canal) to be loaded at Alexandra.
Recommended off-site car parks: Abermorlais car park; Castle multi-storey car park; Castle Street car park; Pontmorlais car park; College car park; Tramroad car park.
Even the original company name, Snowdon Mountain Tramroad & Hotels Company Limited, is to be placed above the carriage - another echo of our unique past.
The first Stockton & Darlington Railway Act was drawn up which was "an Act for making and maintaining a railway or tramroad from the River Tees at Stockton to Witton Park Colliery, with several branches there from, all in the County of Durham".
It opened in 1836 and until 1863 operated as a horse-drawn tramroad carrying slate from the quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog to the harbour at Porthmadog.
There's therapy when a bad day your walking and The Valleys is a mecca for hiking, from the waterfalls leading up to the top of Pen-Pych mountain to the Aberdare Circular Walk which includes secluded flood meadows, a sculpture park, an old railway and a tramroad.
Talyllyn tunnel was built originally by the Hay Tramroad and opened in 1816 giving it the distinction of being the oldest railway tunnel in the world, though it had to be widened and deepened to accommodate B&M trains.
On February 21, 1804, an engine designed by the Cornishman Trevithick pulled 10 tons of iron and 70 passengers for nine miles along the Merthyr Tramroad from Penydarren to Abercynon.
For the next few years David worked for the Brecon Forest Tramroad and sold coal and lime.
Police said every room in the large building on Tramroad Terrace contained lighting and ventilation equipment, and all the windows were blacked out.
The Heritage and Regeneration Trust is championing the cause of Richard Trevithick, who in 1804 made the world's first railway journey with his high pressure steam locomotive - hauling five wagons loaded with 10 tons of iron and carrying up to 70 men for nineand-a-half miles along the Merthyr Tydfil to Abercynon tramroad.