Technical – Car No.1 (1893)

Built: G.F Milnes, Birkenhead
Delivered to M.E.R: 
Spring 1893

Length: 34’9″ (10.59m)

Width: 6’6″ (1.98m)

Height: 11’0″ (3.35m)

Conductors:
1893-1898: Bow Collectors
1898-Current: Trolley Pole

Trucks:
1893 – July/August 1903: Milnes Series 3 (Milnes Frames)
July/August 1903 – Current: Brush Type ‘D’ (Repainted Red Spring 1979-July 2004)
2011-Current: Brush Type ‘D’ Nos 984 and 991

Traction Motors:
1893 – July/August 1903: 2x Mather and Platt 25hp
1902 – Current: 4 x SEHC (Societe l’Electricite et l’Hydraulique) 25hp

Controllers:
1893 – July/August 1903: Mather and Platt
July/August 1903 – October 1947:  General Electric K11 units
October 1947 – Current: General Electric K12 units

Braking:
1893-July/August 1903 – Handbrake only
July/August 1903 – Air Braking

Application Valves:
1893-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-1950s: Christensen
1950s-Current: Westinghouse No.7

Motor Compressor:
1893-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-1959: Christensen
1959 – Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

Automatic Governor:
1893-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-1950s: Christensen
1950s-Current: Maley and Taunton Ltd, Wolverhampton

Cylinder:
1893-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-1950s: Christensen
1950s-Current: Westinghouse

Seating Style:
1893-Current: Longitudinal wooden benches

Seating Capacity:

1893-Current: 34

Exterior:
Winter/Spring 1969, 1970-1978: Fitted with End Windscreens for use in Winter
September-November 2013: Fitted with ‘120 Years of the M.E.R’ plaques on north-end platform door

Overhauls/Attention:
1936
1978-1979
Autumn 2011-Spring 2012
Winter 2015/16: Suspension repairs on Ramsey-end Truck, partial repaint

Liveries/Repaints:

Dates Carried Livery Notes Image
1893-1903 Red/Blue/Teak with Blue ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering
1903-1944 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co. Ltd.’ lettering. Repainted 1925, 1931 Laxey Blacksmith's Siding, 1939
1944-1958 Red/White/Teak with no lettering. Laxey Blacksmith's Siding, 1958
1958-Summer 1961 Green/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Laxey, 1958-1961
Summer 1961-Winter 1978  Red/White/Teak with no lettering. Laxey, 1964
Winter 1978-Winter 1992  Maroon/Cream/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering. Derby Castle, 1984
Winter 1992-Summer 2004  Maroon/Cream/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering.  Repainted Winter 1995/96 Derby Castle, 1996
Summer 2004-Current Red/White/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering. Fairy Cottage, 2016

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