Technical – Car No.16 (1898)

Conductors:
1898 – Current: Trolley Pole

Trucks:

1898-1899: Milnes Series 3 (E.C.C Frames)
1899-July 1903: Milnes Series 3 (Milnes Frames)
July 1903-19xx : Brush Type ‘D’
Current: Brush Type ‘D’ trucks Nos. 990 and 992

Traction Motors:

1898-1899: 4 x E.C.C (Electric Car Company, Wolverhampton) 20hp
1899-July 1903: 2 x Mather and Platt 25hp
July 1903-Current: 4 x  SEHC (Societe l’Electricite et l’Hydraulique) 25hp

Controllers:

1898-1946: General Electric K11 units
1946-Current: General Electric K12 units

Braking:
1898-July 1903: ‘Ratchet’ Handbraking
August 1903-Current: Air Braking

Application Valves:
1898-Autumn 1904: None
Autumn 1904-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Westinghouse No.7

Motor Compressor:
1898-Autumn 1904: None
Autumn 1904-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

Automatic Governor:
1899-Autumn 1904: None
Autumn 1904-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Westinghouse

Switchgear:
1898-Autumn 1904: None
Autumn 1904-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

Cylinder:
1898-Autumn 1904: None
Autumn 1904-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Westinghouse

Seating Style:
1898-Current: Crossbench

Seating Capacity:
1898-Current: 56

Overhauls:
1939
1957
Autumn 2005-Summer 2008
Winter 2016/17: Repaint

Liveries/Repaints:

Dates Carried Livery Notes Image
1898-1899 Brown/White/Teak with ‘Isle of Man Tramways Electric Power Co’ lettering
1899-1903 Brown/White/Teak with ‘Douglas & Ramsey Electric Tramways’ lettering Lettering removed 1902
1903-1942 Red/White with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co. Ltd.’ lettering. Repainted 1924
1942-1950s Red/White with ‘M.E.R’ lettering. Derby Castle Top Sheds, 1940s
1950s-1963/65 Red/White/Teak with Blank Kickerboards Laxey, 1961
1963/65-Winter 1977 Red/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Derby Castle, 1969
Spring 1978-Spring 1987 Red/White with ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering. Laxey, 1979
Spring 1987-Spring 1998 Red/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Laxey, 1993
Spring 1998-Winter 2016 Green/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway’. lettering Repainted Spring 2007 Minorca, 2013
Winter 2016-Spring 2017 Red/White with Blank Kickerboards
Spring 2017-Current Red/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.

Notable Dates:

08/08/1928: Damaged in accident at Lamb’s Crossing with Trailer No.39, the Ramsey-end roof colliding with the Trailer’s roof, and destroying the Ramsey-end bulkhead/platform.

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