Category Archives: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Progress made on restorations in the north west

Although we remain under Covid restrictions there is still some good progress to be reported on two tram restorations in the north west – one in Blackpool and the other in Birkenhead. Those trams are Blackpool Railcoach 279 and Warrington … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2020…

As we put 2020 “to bed” we bring you this look at those heritage trams which ran in the British Isles during the calendar year of 2020. Obviously, nowhere near as many trams ran during 2020 as in previous years … Continue reading

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Trams &: Birkenhead 70 & 69 & bus

In this latest edition of “Trams &” we are going back to the Wirral for an image of a couple of trams alongside a bus.

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Trams &: Birkenhead 20 & buses

This latest look at a tram and something else is heading to the Wirral Heritage Tramway for a view of Birkenhead 20 passing a couple of buses.

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

We are again popping into the archives for our latest set of photos – this time from the 2009 Wirral Bus and Tram Show:

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Picture in Time: Birkenhead 20

Another of the trams which form the collection of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society on the Wirral Heritage Tramway is the feature of this edition of “Picture in Time” – Birkenhead 20.

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Picture in Time: Liverpool 762

We’re off to Birkenhead for the next couple of weeks as we take a look at some trams running during the 2006 Wirral Bus and Tram Show.

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Wirral Bus & Tram Show 2020 cancelled

It has been announced that the Wirral Bus & Tram Show – due to take place on Sunday 4th October 2020 – has been cancelled as a result of the continued Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst it may seem a very early … Continue reading

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Wirral Heritage Tramway plan reopening special

This past Easter weekend should have seen the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway celebrating their 25th anniversary but with the Coronavirus pandemic this had to be shelved (although if you head to their Facebook page they celebrated the occasion … Continue reading

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete … Continue reading

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Wallasey 78 to celebrate the 86th anniversary of Walasey’s Last Tram

Its not an anniversary you often see celebrated but on Sunday 1st December the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway will be commemorating the 86th anniversary of the last Wallasey tram with a special event taking place in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Santa’s getting ready on his…tram!

It may be hard to believe but in around two months time Santa will be getting on his sleigh to deliver toys to all the good girls and boys, but before the big day he’s going to be a busy … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Off to the Wirral for this weeks photographic offerings:

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In Pictures: Wirral Bus and Tram Show draws the crowds

The fickle British weather really can make and break any transport event – if the sun shines lots of people will make the trip but if the rain falls then numbers are down. Over the past few weeks we have … Continue reading

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In Preview: Wirral Bus & Tram Show

A busy three weeks of tram events come to an end on Sunday 6th October with the annual Wirral Bus and Tram Show taking place in Birkenhead – with five trams due to be in service during the day, including … 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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