Category Archives: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

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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In Pictures: Birkenhead 20 arrives at Blackpool!

Birkenhead 20 made the journey by road from Birkenhead to Blackpool on Thursday 27th July, marking the start of its British Trams Online sponsored loan. The tram will be spending 12 months by the seaside and will receive attention to … Continue reading

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TMS trucks to help restore trams elsewhere

In a very welcome act of great generosity, the Tramway Museum Society have provided two tramcar trucks to other preservation organisations, to assist with the restoration of two very special trams. Both of the trucks had been housed at the … Continue reading

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British Trams Online help to bring Birkenhead 20 to Blackpool!

British Trams Online is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring a tram loan which will see one of the Birkenhead heritage tram fleet make the journey to Blackpool for the first time ever. Following negotiations between the Merseyside Tramway … Continue reading

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Party of three at Taylor Street!

A momentous event took place at the Birkenhead heritage tramway on 23rd April, when Warrington 28 was moved from its long-term resting place to a new spot within the Pacific Road tram shed, alongside the running tracks. This means that, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Wallasey 78 runs on test

After a lengthy period out of action, it is pleasing to see that Wallasey 78 has finally been re-commissioned at the Birkenhead heritage tramway. The tram has been undergoing various mechanical work, including the replacement of cracked wheel spokes and repairs … Continue reading

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Is a Liverpool tram reunion on the cards?

We’ve already announced that the Birkenhead heritage tramway will be playing host to a special event on Saturday 16th September, marking 60 years since the closure of the Liverpool tram system. So far details on what will actually happen on … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

The Birkenhead Heritage Tramway (and Wirral Transport Museum) will again be operating throughout 2017 with services on their tramway between Woodside Ferry and Taylor Street running on most weekends and during local school holidays. In addition they are also planning … Continue reading

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Liverpool 762 goes out of service

With Wallasey 78 already out of action with a number of problems currently being rectified, there has been further bad news for the Birkenhead heritage tramway with Liverpool 762 also now out of service. The tram was withdrawn in late … Continue reading

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Birkenhead to commemorate ending of Liverpool tram routes

The main heritage tram season may be rapidly approaching across the UK (with a few exceptions of course) but that doesn’t mean nothing is happening with another event set to take place at the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway. On Saturday 5th … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget! Wirral Bus & Tram Show 2016

The annual Wirral Bus & Tram Show 2016 will take place on Sunday 2nd October with the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway once again at the centre of the event with a four car service using up to six trams in operation … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Just  a small update for you this week but we do bring you two small Photo Galleries:

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Wheel woes for Wallasey 78

Since the launch of Liverpool 245 into passenger service last September, members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have turned their attentions to Wallasey 78 which has been lifted from its truck for an overhaul. Unfortunately, this has revealed a … Continue reading

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Birkenhead to celebrate 21 years in 2016

1995 saw a new concept of tramway open in the UK with the first new build permanent heritage tramway outside of a museum opening and now 21 years later the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway are set to mark the occasion with … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Lisbon 361 and 730

Today Picture in Time goes continental! Obviously this website is British Trams Online so we concentrate on trams which are either British or have spent some of their life in the British Isles so the two trams we feature today … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

This week we bring you another Photo Gallery from a special event with our coverage from the Wirral Bus and Tram Show:

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Liverpool 245 stars at the Wirral Bus and Tram Show

Sunny and warm weather once again graced a major tram event in the UK on Sunday 4th October with the 18th annual Wirral Bus and Tram Show taking place on and around the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway. The event again saw … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Liverpool 245 launched back into service

On Saturday 12th September – just two days short of 58 years since the last convoy of trams to run in Liverpool – Liverpool 245 was launched into service at the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway with a suitability lavish event taking … Continue reading

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Wallasey 78 celebrates our Queen

The Birkenhead heritage tramway’s Wallasey 78 has recently received new period style between-deck signwriting, ‘Loyal greetings to Her Majesty’. This is in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II’s recent remarkable achievement, in becoming the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Great … Continue reading

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September launch confirmed for Liverpool 245

After a whole host of issues and delays, a new launch date has finally been announced for Liverpool ‘Baby Grand’ 245 – the tram is set to enter public service on the Birkenhead tramway for the first time ever on … Continue reading

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