Category Archives: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Where to get a ride on a heritage tram – November 2021

The main operating season for many heritage tramways across the British Isles may now be over but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy a ride anywhere as there are still various locations which are continuing to run. … Continue reading

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Birkenhead set to welcome a second transport museum?

In an announcement which came as a bit of a surprise National Museums Liverpool have announced plans for a new transport museum in Birkenhead, with funding coming from the government’s Town Deal Fund. £25 million has been awarded to Wirral … Continue reading

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Wirral Transport Show returns Sunday 3rd October – without operating trams

With the Wirral Heritage Tramway in Birkenhead still unable to operate, the return of what used to be called the Wirral Bus and Tram Show but for 2021 will be known as the Wirral Transport Show will be a bit … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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And another! Douglas Horse Tramway 11 arrives in Birkenhead

You’d think that one new tram arriving at the Wirral Transport Museum in a week would be enough wouldn’t you? But no, the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society have welcomed a second horse tram from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway with … Continue reading

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Douglas Horse Tramway 47 moves to Birkenhead

In another of those unexpected tram moves, the Wirral Transport Museum at Taylor Street in Birkenhead is now home to a derelict Douglas Bay Horse Tramway tramcar with no. 47 having arrived at the museum on Tuesday 4th May 2021. … Continue reading

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Warrington 28’s truck returns to Birkenhead!

Another big milestone in the restoration of Warrington 28 to service on the Wirral Heritage Tramway has been reached with the return of a fully overhauled truck for the tram.

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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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