On 30 September 1860, the first tram service in the UK started operating at Birkenhead on Merseyside.
The tram service was the idea of the (aptly named) George Francis Train, an American entrepreneur who was a pioneer of innovative transport systems.
To mark that historic day, here is a newspaper story from october 1860 that reports on the opening of the Birkenhead tram service.
Liverpool Daily Post – Tuesday 02 October 1860
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