Southport – Its former horse trams

I’ve blogged about Southport’s former tram system in the past but a visit to the reopening of Wirral Transport Museum the other day brought this tram into view:-

What’s more it had this description fixed to it:-

So this former horse tram once operated in Southport and was then sold to a Southport coal merchant before ending up in the former Steamport Museum in the Town. Here are 2 more views of it:-

Obviously it has been restored to its Birkenhead livery but as you can see there’s a nod to its Southport heritage via the advertising in photo 3.

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The lead photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/