Category Archives: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

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 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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More trams move from Merseyside to Fleetwood

Merseyside is now bereft of Blackpool trams, following the departure of both Brush Railcoach 637 and Trailer 681 on Wednesday 10th June. The duo have now joined the two other trams which had previously been stored at an industrial site … Continue reading

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Warrington 2 becomes Warrington 28

The future of Warrington 2 has now been decided by members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, who voted to decide whether the car should be reconstructed as a fully enclosed car, or with open balconies, at an Extraordinary General … Continue reading

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Blackpool Brush car 626 sold by Merseytravel

Following many months of speculation, information has now reached us that Merseytravel have finally sold Blackpool Brush Railcoach 626 which was removed from its long-term resting place at the Pacific Road complex on the Birkenhead heritage tramway earlier this month. … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We bring you two further collections of photos as part of our site update this weekend with images coming from London Tramlink and the Crich Tramway Village:

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Birkenhead Tramway prepare to celebrate 20 years of service

On 14th April 1995 a unique tramway started operation – the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway. The tramway was to be the first – and to date only – new permanent heritage tramway to open outside of a Museum and now 20 … Continue reading

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Liverpool 43 on the move again!

In order to free up space in the Pacific Road building at Birkenhead, the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society’s beautifully restored horse tramcar Liverpool 43 has recently been returned to the main tram depot at Taylor Street. This means that, for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Liverpool 245 back on track for public launch

On Saturday 15th February, Liverpool 245 undertook a succesful day of test running on the Birkenhead heritage tramway. This follows some further remedial work to try and rectify problems which had been experienced with the tram following its initial testing … Continue reading

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MTPS members to decide Warrington 2’s future

Members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society are set to be given a unique opportunity to decide on the future for one of the Society’s collection of vintage tramcars. The derelict lower deck of Warrington 2 was acquired by the … Continue reading

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Wirral Transport Museum to open after Christmas

The Wirral Transport Museum will be open to the public on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December providing a post-Christmas chance to see the stunning restoration of Liverpool 245 and progress on the other restoration project: Warrington 2. If there … Continue reading

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Heritage tramways look forward to more anniversaries

Two operating heritage tramways in the UK are already making very early plans to celebrate key anniversaries in their histories next year. 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Tramway Museum Society, who are planning to suitably … Continue reading

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Five Blackpool trams put at risk

The future survival of the five Blackpool trams owned by Merseytravel has been placed in serious doubt, following the formal abandonment of the transport operator’s ambitious tram plans. The company had at one time hoped to take over control of … Continue reading

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