Technical – Car No.27 (1898)

Conductors:
1898-July 1903: None
July 1903-200x: Trolley Pole
Current: None

Trucks:
1898-July 1903: Milnes Series 3 (E.C.C Frames)
19xx–2008 – Brush Type ‘D’ Trucks Nos. 985 and 986
2008-2009 – Milnes Series 1 (Milnes Frames)
2009-Current: None, stored on Bricks

Traction Motors:
1898-July 1903: None
July 1903-2003: 4 x SEHC (Societe l’Electricite et l’Hydraulique) 25hp
2008-Current: None

Controllers:

1898-1903: None
July 1903-1939: General Electric K11 units
1939-Current: General Electric K12 units

Braking:
1898-July 1903: Trailer Wheel Braking
July 1903-Current: Air Braking

Application Valves:
1898-July 1903: None
July 1903-Current: Christensen

Motor Compressor:
1898-July 1903: None
July 1903-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

Automatic Governor:
1898-July 1903: None
July 1903-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

Switchgear:
1898-July 1903: None
July 1903-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

Cylinder:
1898-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-Current: Christensen

Seating Style:
1898-Current: Crossbench

Seating Capacity:
1898-Winter 1993/94 56
Winter 1993/94-Current: 36

Overhauls:
1939
1960

Interior:
July 1903-Current: Fitted with Roller Shutters by Clark, Burnett and Sons, London
Winter 1993/94-Current: First Five Seats from Ramsey-end removed and Wood Partition installed between 3rd and 4th Bodyside Post to create Permanent Way Department Mess Area

Numbering:
1898-1899: Trailer No.22
1899-1903: Trailer No.43
1903-Current: Car No.27

Exterior:
Winter 1993/94-Current: Fitted with Wooden Cab and Windscreens at both ends

Liveries/Repaints:

1898-1903: Presumed Brown/Cream with ‘Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey Electric Railway’ lettering

Summer 1903-1940s: Red/White (White Numbering), Red/Lined White Valance, with White ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co. Ltd.’ lettering on Kicker board, and Grey Footboards. (Repainted 1926, 1933)

1940s-Winter 1956: Red/White (White Numbering), Red Valance, with White ‘M.E.R’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

Spring 1958-Summer 1961: Green/White (White Numbering with M.E.R Crest on Bulkhead), White Valance, with White ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

Summer 1961-1969/71: Red/White (White Numbering with M.E.R Crest on Bulkhead), White Valance, with White ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

1969/71-1978: Red/White (White Numbering with M.E.R Crest on Bulkhead), Red/Lined White Valance, with White ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

1978-1979: Red/White (White Numbering with M.E.R and IoMR/M.E.R Crests on Bulkhead), Red/Lined White Valance, with Yellow ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

1980/81-Spring 2001: Red/White (White Numbering with M.E.R Crest on Bulkhead), Red/Lined White Valance, with Yellow ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Brown Footboards.

Spring 2001: Red/White (Yellow Bulkheads), Red/Lined White Valance with Yellow ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Brown Footboards.

Spring 2001-Current: Red/White (Black Numbering, Black Wasp Striping on Derby Castle-end Bulkhead, Yellow Bulkhead at Ramsey end) , Red/Lined White Valance with Yellow ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Brown Footboards.

Notable Dates:
09/07/1903: Re-entered Traffic as a Powered Motor Car

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