Category Archives: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

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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More progress for Warrington 28

The Merseyside Tramway Society remain busy working on the sole surviving Warrington tramcar, which is being reconstructed as Warrington 28. It may be recalled that over the summer a suitable truck for the tram was supplied by the Tramway Museum … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birkenhead horse car comes home

On 18th October, the oldest surviving Birkenhead tramcar made a journey by road to the Pacific Road premises of the Birkenhead heritage tramway and museum. Birkenhead 7 had been stored at Hooton Park for a number of years after being removed from … Continue reading

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Birkenhead 7 to return to the limelight

Shortly after the Birkenhead tramway’s big event to mark 60 years since Liverpool’s last tram, there was more exciting news from the Wirral with the confirmation that Birkenhead 7, a large double-deck horse car, is to move to the tramway … Continue reading

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Birkenhead tramway marks 60 years since Liverpool’s last tram

On Saturday 16th September, the much-hyped event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the closure of Liverpool’s dearly loved tram system was held at the Birkenhead tramway. In fact, the annual anniversary had already been marked two days earlier with … Continue reading

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Bonus Liverpool’s Last Tram event for Birkenhead announced

It has been well documented that the Birkenhead heritage tramway will be holding a special event to mark 60 years since the closure of Liverpool’s tram system on Saturday 16th September. However, a more modest event has now been announced … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Birkenhead 20′s maiden voyage in Blackpool!

The first appearance of Birkenhead 20 on Blackpool’s promenade occurred on the morning of Tuesday 15th August, just short of four weeks after the open-top tramcar made its journey by road from Birkenhead to Blackpool. This was a test run, … Continue reading

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