Category Archives: Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

They’ve Run in 2024!

We take another look to see which heritage trams have run in service so far in 2024 on tramways across the British Isles. There has been some movement since we last ran this article with more trams being used at … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2024!

For the first time this year we take a look at which heritage trams have run in service during 2024 across the British Isles. To remind you this article aim to feature which heritage trams have run in passenger service … Continue reading

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Lisbon 730 heads to the northeast

Lisbon 730 has now arrived at its new home at Beamish having departed from the Wirral Transport Museum on Monday 22nd January. It made the trip on the back of the once very familiar, but now not so, sight of … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2023!

We round-up things of which heritage trams ran in service on tramways in the British Isles during 2023 with a final “They Ran in 2023!”. In truth since we last ran this article at the start of November 2023 there … Continue reading

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Big Heritage confirm their commitment to trams at the Wirral Transport Museum

A few days ago we reported on the news that Wirral Council and Big Heritage CIC had concluded their deal which would see the latter take over the running of the Wirral Transport Museum on a 28 year lease. This … Continue reading

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Big Heritage take over running of Wirral Transport Museum

Wirral Council have confirmed that Big Heritage Community Interest Company (CIC) have officially taken over the running of the Wirral Transport Museum on a 28 year lease. Negotiations between the two parties have been ongoing for some time but have … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With the start of November traditionally the end of most heritage tram operating seasons across the British Isles (with just Beamish and Blackpool now offering the regular chance to ride on a heritage tram over the next couple of months, … Continue reading

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UK based Douglas Horse Trams on the move

In May 2021 two trams from the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway were transported across the Irish Sea to the Wirral Heritage Tramway and Museum having been acquired from outside storage at Jurby Transport Museum. Now two and a half years … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Having last taken a look at which heritage trams have run in passenger service in British Isles during 2023 at the start of June you’d think almost three months later that there may be quite a few changes? In this … Continue reading

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Wirral Bus & Tram Show to be retitled for 2023 with no trams able to run

Traditionally the first Sunday of October sees the Wirral Bus & Tram Show take place around the Wirral Heritage Tramway with trams running alongside a selection of heritage buses, many from the collection housed at the Wirral Transport Museum at … Continue reading

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Summerlee Tramway closed

We normally report on there being two operational tramways in Scotland – one modern and one heritage. But whilst the modern tram system in Edinburgh has had positive news to report over the past month with the opening of the … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

Its time for another update of which heritage trams have run in passenger service across the British Isles during 2023. Since our last update there have been more trams running for the first time as we enter a period of … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With more trams continuing to enter service for the first time this year we take another look at which heritage trams have run during 2023 so far. The aim is to feature all tramways within the British Isles and to … Continue reading

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Wirral Heritage Tramway temporarily closed

The Wirral Heritage Tramway has been temporarily closed to allow maintenance works to take place. The news was announced on Thursday 13th April and is with immediate effect although the Museum will remain open until the end of Friday 14th … Continue reading

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Wirral Council vote to transfer Wirral Heritage Transport Museum to local charity

The Wirral Transport Museum and Tramway is to change hands with Wirral Council having recently voted to transfer ownership to local non-profit organisation, Big Heritage. The Merseyside Transport Preservation Society will still be involved in the running of the museum … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2023!

With Crich, the Manx Electric Railway and Statfold Barn Railway now having started running for the year and joining the likes of Beamish, Blackpool and the Wirral Heritage Tramway we have our first round-up of which heritage trams have operated … Continue reading

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Wallasey 78 to help celebrate 100 years of Wallasey Corporation Transport

Sunday 9th April will see a special event taking place at the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway as 100 years of Wallasey Corporation Transport is celebrated. Described as a “once in a lifetime special commemoration event” the day will … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 5th February 2023

Its a double helping of photos to start the month off – photos from January and another of our “20 Photos of…” series:

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The Number 20: Birkenhead 20

We continue our look at trams with a link to the number 20 to help celebrate our 20th anniversary and this time we head to the Wirral Heritage Tramway for a shot of Birkenhead 20.

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Night at the Museum returns to Birkenhead

Its not often you get the chance to ride on a tram after dark on the Wirral Heritage Tramway in Birkenhead but on Friday 4th November you can as Night at the Museum returns. With a tram set to be … Continue reading

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