Sunday 6 October 2013

2013 Wirral Bus & Tram Show

Making an unexpected appearance, due to the failure of open-top car No 20, was Hong Kong 69 in Birkenhead livery
Sunday 6th October saw the annual Wirral Bus & Tram Show being held at the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway close to Woodside Ferry. One of the trams that was intended to be used was Birkenhead Milnes open-top car No 20, however due to a compressor failure this tram was unable to be used on the day. The replacement tram for Birkenhead 20 was Hong Kong car No 69, which is painted in a blue and cream representation of the Birkenhead Corporation Tramways livery, this tram rarely gets used at this event so it was a pleasant change to see it out. Here are a selection of photographs of the trams that were operating on the day, plus some of the preserved buses that were on display or giving demonstration rides.

Liverpool Corporation Tramways No 762 passing through the historic dock gates at the end of Shore Road

Lisbon tram No 730 approaching the terminus of the tramway at Woodside Ferry

Wallasey Corporation Leyland Atlantean No 1 and Bellamy roofed tram No 78 meet at Woodside Ferry in Birkenhead

Hong Kong 69 passes 1968 Preston Leyland Panther No 204 with an MCW body at the passing loop on the tramway

1967 Birkenhead Leyland Titan PD2 No 152, with a Massey body, returns from one of the bus demonstration trips

Manchester 3520, a 1958 Leyland Titan PD2/34 with Burlingham body, on show in the bus display area

Crosville Bristol Lodekka DFG38 returning from one of the local bus tours that are part of the event

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