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The Birkenhead Tram

 


Tram No. 20 was built by the Birkenhead firm of Milnes in 1900 and ran in the town for 37 years. In the 1920s it was fitted with a wooden upper saloon.


Since 1937 it had rested on the banks of the Dee, south of Chester, as a potting shed. Identified by Mersey Tramway Preservation Society members and swapped for a real shed in 1983, restoration began in a hangar at Speke Airport With extra cash raised by the Friends of Birkenhead 20, restoration continued at Princes Dock, Cammel Lairds and Pacific Road in Birkenhead until Good Friday April 2 1999 when Birkenhead 20 joined the operational fleet on the Wirral Tramway.


It is seen here outside the Museum during one of the operational days.



The Birkenhead Tram

 


Tram No. 20 was built by the Birkenhead firm of Milnes in 1900 and ran in the town for 37 years. In the 1920s it was fitted with a wooden upper saloon.


Since 1937 it had rested on the banks of the Dee, south of Chester, as a potting shed. Identified by Mersey Tramway Preservation Society members and swapped for a real shed in 1983, restoration began in a hangar at Speke Airport With extra cash raised by the Friends of Birkenhead 20, restoration continued at Princes Dock, Cammel Lairds and Pacific Road in Birkenhead until Good Friday April 2 1999 when Birkenhead 20 joined the operational fleet on the Wirral Tramway.


It is seen here outside the Museum during one of the operational days.



comments (6)

A very nice one Les. It is great to see a tram in such wonderful condition.
Les Auld: After a lot of work though Frances, thanks for the comment.
I wouldn't mind a visit to the Wirral Tramway.
Les Auld: A good way to spend an hour or so Bill, thanks for the comment.
Nice shot Les,I think there's one the same as that in Blackpool, but I'm no tram expert.
Les Auld: There probably is Frank, although I don't know if it has survived the modernisation. Thanks for the comment.
Other than the modern looking fence this could have been taken all those years ago.
Les Auld: Indeed so Brian, thanks for the comment.
Looks like a very carefully judged bit of hdr! Excellent presentation and a wonderful tram!
Les Auld: I did have to dial the effect back a bit, I feel that the brickwork always suffers in this type of processing. Thanks for the comment.
Fine shot and processing Les.
Les Auld: Thanks John it was just standing there beckoning for me to photograph.

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