"Father Conmee turned the corner and walked along the North Circular road. It was a wonder that there was no tramline in such an important thoroughfare. Surely, there ought to be.
A band of satchelled schoolboys crossed from Richmond street. All raised untidy caps. Father Conmee greeted them more than once benignly." (U10.73)

There was a tramline on a short portion of the N.C.R. (seen in this PC) but not where Father Conmee is walking.