Birkenhead Corporation Transport

Tram Fleet List
1901-1937


Fleet No.

Type

Trucks

Body

Seating

1901

1-13

Single-deck
saloon
bogie

Peckham 14DS

Milnes

31

14-44

Double-deck
open-top
4-wheel

Peckham 8A

Milnes

33/22

Nos. 1-13 re-seated to 33 in 1903 by removal of interior partitions; re-built to low-height double-deck in 1908 (Nos. 1-2, by Birkenhead Corporation), and 1908-1909 (Nos. 3-13, by Milnes Voss); re-trucked with Mountain & Gibson Type 3 bogies at the same time.
Nos. 14-44 had top-covers fitted in 1903 (16-17, by Birkenhead CT), between 1910 and 1913 (14-15, 18-23, 38, 41, by Brush), in 1914 (37, 39-40, 42-44 by BCT), by March 1923 (24-26, 34, 36 by BCT) and the remainder had top-covers fitted by 1928. Some were re-trucked with Brill 21E trucks between 1923 and 1928.
Withdrawn between 1931 and 1937 (1-44).

1902

45-59

Double-deck
open-top
bogie

McGuire
Type 39

Milnes

45/30

50

Double-deck
open-top
bogie

McGuire
Type 39

Milnes

45/30

The original No. 50 was re-purchased by Milnes in 1902 and exhibited at the Tramway Exhibition in London in July 1902. The replacement car took the vacant number.
Nos. 45-49, 51-59 (except No. 46) fitted with top-covers from 1904; re-trucked with Peckham 14B bogies at a later date.
No. 46 converted to single-deck in August 1903 (seating capacity 35); rebuilt to double-deck in 1913 (seating capacity 45/30) but remained open-top throughout its life.
No. 50 (replacement) shortened in 1909 and fitted with Peckham 4-wheel truck; seating capacity reduced to 38/24; re-trucked with Brill 21E truck at a later date.
Withdrawn 1902 (50 [original]), between 1931 and 1937 (45-59).

1913

63-68

Double-deck
top-covered
bogie

Hurst Nelson
Type 4

Hurst Nelson

45/30?

Withdrawn between 1931 and 1937 (63-68).

Notes: Nos. 60-62 were maintenance cars;
No. 60 was a snowplough; No. 61 was a water car trailer; No. 62 was a salt car.


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