Technical – Car No.2 (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 – August 1903: Milnes Series 3 (Milnes Frames)
August 1903 – 19xx: Brush Type ‘D’
19xx-December 2012: Brush Type ‘D’ Nos 979 and 980 (Fitted with new axlebox coil springs 1962, Repainted Red Spring 1979-Winter/Spring 2002)
March 2013 – Current: Brush Type ‘D’ Nos 985 and 986 (ex Car No.7)

Traction Motors:
1893 – August 1903: 2x Mather and Platt 25hp
August 1903 – 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-Current: Christensen

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

Cylinder:
1893-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-Current: Christensen

Seating Style:
1893-Current: Longitudinal wooden benches

Seating Capacity:

1893-Current: 34

Exterior:
1993, 1994, 2013: Temporarily renumbered to No.3
September-November 2013: Fitted with ‘120 Years of the M.E.R’ plaques on north-end platform door

Major Overhauls:
1935
1980-1981
Winter 2012-Spring 2013

Liveries/Repaints:

Dates Carried Livery Notes Image
1893-1903 Red/Blue/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering Laxey (Lower Rencell South), 1894
1903-Mid 1940s Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co. Ltd.’ lettering. Repainted 1922 Derby Castle, 1930s
Mid 1940s-Winter 1963 Red/White/Teak with no lettering. Laxey, 1962
Winter 1963-Winter 1980 Red/White/Teak with no lettering.  Brown Upper Panels from 1978-1980 Summerland, 1972
Winter 1980-Winter 1992 Maroon/Cream/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering. Laxey, Early-Mid 1980s
Winter 1992-Spring 2002  Maroon/Cream/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering.  Repainted Winter 1995/96 Laxey, 2001
Spring 2002-Winter 2004  Blue/Cream/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering. Derby Castle, 2002
Winter 2004-Current Red/White/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway.’ lettering. Derby Castle, 2016

 

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