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Liverpool City Police Officer poses with Tram Crew

The tramway era began in Liverpool in 1865 when a trial track was laid in Castle Street, however, this project did not go further and the design was abandoned. In 1868, The Liverpool Tramways Act was passed authorising the laying of tramlines and Liverpool acquired England's first authorised tramlines.  In 1868 construction began on the "Inner Circle" and lines to Walton and Dingle for a horse drawn tramway.
Last horse-drawn tram car No.330 to run on the Liverpool network The tram ran on the 25th August 1903 from the Liverpool Tramways Depot on Linacre Road The driver is Herman Wagner of Hinton Street, Litherland

The Tram Stop outside the Adelphi Hotel

On 15th July 1897 the Liverpool Tramways (Transfer) Act was passed and Liverpool Corporation took over the control of the tram services.  The Liverpool Tramways Transfer) Act 1897 also ratified the conversion of the tram system to electric. This act also applied to the Bootle Corporation (of which the Bootle tram powers were later transferred toLiverpool Corporation to unify tram services).

This is a scene at the Pier Head, Liverpool in 1957, just before the last tram was finally phased out, beautifully captured by photographer J. Copland.

Tram outside The Brookhouse Wavertree1990

Tram turning right into London Road from Lime street 1950s
The original Legs of Man in the background.

Liverpool’s last tram 293 ran from Liverpool's Pier Head to Bowring Park on September 14, 1957 as part of a procession to mark the end of trams in Liverpool. Car 293 now languishes in a warehouse at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine, USA. 293 was a ‘Baby Grand’ tram, a smaller version of the ‘Bogie Streamliner’ cars which ran through the city’s streets. One of the Bogie Streamliners still survives at Britain’s National Tramway Museum at Crich, Derbyshire

Liverpool Last Tram September 1957

No Trams to Liverpool (Video)


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