Technical – Car No.20 (1899)

Conductors:
1899-Current: Trolley Pole

Trucks:
1899-November 1904: Milnes Series 3 (E.C.C Frames)
November 1904-Winter 2013: Brill 27Cx (ex-Car No.28)
Spring 2013-Current Brill 27Cx (Ramsey end ex-Car No.22)

Traction Motors:
1899-November 1904: 4 x E.C.C (Electric Car Company, Wolverhampton) 20hp
November 1904-Current: 4 x SEHC (Societe l’Electricite et l’Hydraulique) 25hp

Controllers:
1899-1936: General Electric K11 units
1936-Current: General Electric K12 units

Braking:
1899-November 1904: Handbrake Only
November 1904-Current: Air Braking
1932 – Fitted with Trailer Air Cocks

Application Valves:
1899-November 1904: None
November 1904-1947: Christensen
1947-Current: Westinghouse No.7

Motor Compressor:
1899-November 1904: None
November 1904-1961: Christensen
1961-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Glasgow Corporation Transport)

Automatic Governor:
1899-November 1904: None
November 1904-1947: Christensen
1947-Current: Westinghouse

Switchgear:
1899-November 1904: None
November 1904-1961: Christensen
1961-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Glasgow Corporation Transport)

Cylinder:
1899-November 1904: None
November 1904-1947: Christensen
1947-Current: Westinghouse

Interior:
1899-Current: Fitted with Central Partition
Spring 2001-Current: Fitted with Saloon Heaters

Seating Style:
1899-1932: Transverse Reversible 2+1 wooden seats
1932-1967: Transverse Reversible 2+1 wooden seats fitted with Upholstered Seat Cushions
1967-Current: Transverse Reversible 2+1 wooden seats fitted with Dunlopillo Seat Cushions

Seating Capacity:

1899-Current: 48

Exterior:
1930s-1940s: Fitted with additional headlights at both ends
1939-51: Side Window-Bars removed
1967/69-1979 – Fitted with additional headlights at both ends
November 2012-January 2013: Fitted with ‘Santa Tram’ embellishments
February 2013-Current: Fitted with ‘120 Years of the M.E.R’ vinyls on cab ends

Overhauls/Works Attention:
1932
1944
Summer 1997 – Spring 1999
Autumn/Winter 2002-Spring 2003
Summer 2003-Summer 2004
Winter 2009/10-Spring 2010
Winter 2015/16: Trucks, motors

Liveries/Repaints:

Dates Carried Livery Notes Image
1899-Winter 1904 Cream/White/Teak with ‘Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey Electric Tramway’ lettering. ‘Tramway’ lettering changed to ‘Railway’ by 1900
Winter 1904-Winter 1942 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
Winter 1942-Spring 1958 Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering.
Spring 1958-Winter 1960 Green/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Winter 1960-Winter 1977 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.  Lining added Spring 1962
Winter 1977-Winter 1986 Red/White/Teak with ‘Isle of Man Railways.’ lettering.
Winter 1986-Winter 1992 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Winter 1992-Summer 1999 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
Summer 1999-Spring 2003 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
Spring 2003-Spring 2004 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Spring 2004-Spring 2006 Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering.
Spring 2006-Spring 2010 Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering.
Spring 2010-Spring 2014 Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering.
Spring 2014-Current Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering.

 

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