Liverpool Tramways Company


Liverpool Tramways Company

The Liverpool Tramways Company was authorised by Act of Parliament in 1868. It opened in November 1869 and its successors ran trams until 14 September 1957. The system ran from the Pier Head throughout the city.

The last tram

Liverpool's last tram (No 293) ran from Liverpool's Pier Head to Bowring Park on September 14, 1957.

The car was bought by the National Trolley Museum of Kennebunkport, Maine, U.S.A and shipped via Boston, Massachusetts in 1958. The height of the car and its low loader were too high to go under the bridges of Boston to get onto the highway to Kennebunkport, so special arrangements were made to transport it across Boston Airport and out of the back entrance on to the highway, thus avoiding the low bridges.

Car No 293 is, as of 2006, at the back of a shed at the Museum, and is in poor condition.

OTHER SURVIVING LIVERPOOL TRAMS

Horse car 43 is a static exhibit at the Wirral Transport Museum in Birkenhead.

Car No 245 is now under restoration, after many years in store, by members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society at the Wirral Transport Museum in Birkenhead.

Car 762 is operational at the Wirral Transport Museum.

Car 869 (also known as a "Green Goddess") is operational at the National Tramway Museum at Crich in Derbyshire.

ee also

*Merseytram - Proposal to re-introduce trams to Liverpool.

External links

* [http://members.ispwest.com/ronsmith/tram/tramintro.htm Liverpool Tram Site]
* [http://www.mtps.co.uk/ Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society]


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