Category Archives: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

They’ve run in 2019…

In this new article – which will continue to be updated as and when more trams enter service for the first time time this year – we take a look at all of those trams which have operated in passenger … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A closer look at Warrington 28

For the past several years the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have been quietly making some seriously impressive progress on the reconstruction of the last surviving Warrington tramcar in existence – to be known when completed as Warrington 28. MTPS volunteer … Continue reading

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Welcome back to Birkenhead 20!

Following its loan period to Blackpool, Birkenhead 20 returned to its regular home tramway on the Wirral last November, but had to wait until Saturday 18th May before it finally re-entered passenger service. This was due to the tram having … Continue reading

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Birkenhead, Douglas and Seaton celebrate wins at Heritage Railway Association Awards

The annual Heritage Railway Associate Awards – held with a lavish ceremony – have seen two tramways in the British Isles celebrating. The Seaton Tramway in Devon, the Isle of Man’s Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and the Merseyside Tramway Preservation … Continue reading

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20 heads home to Birkenhead

It ran just five times with passengers but the loan of Birkenhead 20 to Blackpool is now officially over with the tram returning to its home town and the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway. 20 made the trip back to Merseyside on … Continue reading

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Wirral Waters tram scheme back in the offing?

Many of you will remember at the start of this decade an ambitious plan to extend the current Birkenhead Heritage Tramway to the proposed Wirral Waters development with several redundant Blackpool trams purchased to be converted for operation on this … Continue reading

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Birkenhead 20 debuts in Blackpool – with more outings to follow!

At long last, and following workshop attention including the fitting of a new set of tyres to its wheels, Birkenhead 20 carried passengers at Blackpool for the first time on Thursday 18th October. This outing was a tour for its … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We continue coverage of the autumn special events with the latest main site update including a double helping of photos:

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Birkenhead 20 to run in Blackpool – at last!

News on Birkenhead 20 has been in short supply of late, with little being heard about the tram for much of its time spent in Blackpool – where it arrived on loan from the Birkenhead heritage tramway well over a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wirral Bus and Tram Show 2018

Bringing an end to a very busy six weeks of tram events the 21st Wirral Bus and Tram Show took place on Sunday 7th October with a four tram service offered alongside all the other sights of buses and other … Continue reading

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More events take place this weekend

It looks set to be another busy weekend on UK heritage tramways with Crich enjoying a Steampunk day on Saturday 6th October whilst the following day all eyes will be turned towards Birkenhead with the annual Wirral Bus and Tram … Continue reading

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Birkenhead museum opening delayed

The planned re-opening of the Wirral Transport Museum at Birkenhead’s Taylor Street has unfortunately had to be delayed. Despite volunteers working countless hours over the past four weeks, it has proved to be impossible to have everything ready for the … Continue reading

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Target date set for Birkenhead museum re-opening

After a long winter closure for refurbishment, work to improve the visitor displays at the Birkenhead tramway’s museum and depot premises at Taylor Street is now almost complete. Volunteers are hard at work to complete some final snagging before the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Blackpool 626 sighted at docks!

Blackpool Brush Railcoach 626 has become the latest of the many Blackpool trams which were sold off at the time of the tramway upgrade, to be moved to a new home recently. Unfortunately, having remained undercover ever since leaving Rigby … Continue reading

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Liverpool tram to honour Sir Ken Dodd?

The Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have been seeking input on an idea recently put forward that Liverpool 762 be named after the late Sir Ken Dodd. As well as being a comedy legend, Ken Dodd was also a local boy … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Liverpool 245

Going back to 1979 for today’s trip into the archives as we head to Southport for a view of Liverpool 245 whilst it was stored at the old Steamport attraction.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Birkenhead 20

Another tram which has been loaned to two different tramways is Birkenhead 20 which has left its home town for both Beamish and Blackpool.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Loan Trams: Liverpool 762

We take a look today at a very popular tram loan, that of Liverpool 762 from Birkenhead to Blackpool in 2010.

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British Trams Online at 15 – Tram Loans: Lisbon 730

There are three operational Portuguese trams in the UK and all three of them have been loaned at some point in the past 15 years. We have already seen Oporto 273’s aborted loan to Blackpool but this time we take … Continue reading

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Major refurbishment for Birkenhead museum

The main tram depot, workshop and museum at Birkenhead – the Taylor Street site – is set to be closed to visitors for several months to allow for a major refurbishment to take place. This has been some time in … Continue reading

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