Little Ormes Head Quarry tramway

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Coordinates: 53°19′19″N 3°46′01″W / 53.322°N 3.767°W / 53.322; -3.767

Little Ormes Head Quarry tramway
Dates of operation1889–1931
Track gauge3 ft (914 mm)
Length1 mile
HeadquartersPorth Dyniewyd

The Little Ormes Head Quarry tramway was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge industrial railway operating at three levels within the extensive limestone quarry on the Penrhyn Bay side of the Little Orme at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.


Name Builder Wheel arrangement Date Works number Notes
Mona Hughes Foundry 0-4-0VB
Little Orme Manning Wardle 0-4-0ST 1873 478 Built for the Leeds Corporation Water Works at Swinsty Reservoir
Ellesmere Kerr Stuart 0-4-2ST 1912 1255
Garth Kerr Stuart 0-4-2ST 1914 1257
Penrhyn Kerr Stuart 0-4-2ST 1918 3092 Scrapped 1940
No. 1 Sentinel 4wVB 1926 6256
No. 2 Sentinel 4wVB 1926 6255
No. 3 Sentinel 4wVB 1926 6257

See also[edit]


  • Boyd, James I.C. (1990). Narrow Gauge Railways in North Caernarvonshire, Volume 3. The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-328-1.