The 1893 Originals – 7 – Settling Down to Work

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7 – Settling Down to Work

After the works undertaken in 1903, the 1-3 class settled down for the next two decades to the normal service pattern on the Manx Electric Railway, operating on both the timetabled service to Ramsey, and specials to Laxey.

Headlights were fitted to the front of the cars in the mid 1900s for operation after dark, although it was unlikely that they would have been chosen for evening service ahead of the Winter Saloons and Tunnel Cars.

© Travel Lens Photographic

© Travel Lens Photographic

From the 1920s Car No.2 was taken out of use during the winter to operate with the Overhead Line department, the practice continuing for many years after…

In the above picture, Car No.2 waits to depart from the stop at Derby Castle with a northbound service in the 1920s, in the full ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd’ livery.

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