Rare Photograph Donation!

Ahead of our illustrated talk at the Manx Museum (details below), we were given a collection of early era photographs of the Manx Electric – but this one was taken especially by the photographer himself, showing Car No.32 in full freight condition carrying a cab unit from Snaefell No.7 ‘Maria’, and two open wagon bodies! Previously unrecorded on film, the conversion was short lived, for just two years from 1943 to 1945 – whereupon the car reverted to passenger carrying condition with the reinstatement of its bodywork.

Car No.32 from late 1941, where it had Snaefell No.7 'Maria's cab transplanted onto the frames between the two open wagons 17 and 18 to assist with the Laxey Mines dead removal.

Car No.32 (or should it be Locomotive No.32!) stands at Laxey during 1943.

As part of the Isle of Man Railways “Easter Rush Hour Event” an illustrated talk is being held on Good Friday evening by ourselves and the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters Association at the Manx Museum lecture hall, doors at 7:00pm and commencing at 7.30pm.

It will cover the two railway routes between Douglas and Ramsey; the steam route along the western side of the Island and the electric tramway route along the eastern side.

The steam railway line will be illustrated with a selection of colour views dating from the 1960s while, in contrast, the Manx Electric will be illustrated with a series of views dating from 1893 to 1914, many of which have never been published. If you are interested in old pictures of the Isle of Man, the talk should be of great interest!

All welcome – Admission is £7.50 (or £3.75 with a valid Go Explore card). Tickets can be obtained by phoning 01624 697457.

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