Technical – Car No.21 (1899)

Conductors:
1899-Current: Trolley Pole

Trucks:
1899–September 1904: Milnes Series 3 (E.C.C Frames)
September 1904-Current: Brill 27Cx (ex-Car No.30)

Traction Motors:
1899-September 1904: 4 x E.C.C (Electric Car Company, Wolverhampton) 20hp
September 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-September 1904: Handbrake Only
September 1904-Current: Air Braking
1932 – Fitted with Trailer Air Cocks

Application Valves:
1899-September 1904: None
September 1904-1951: Christensen
1951-Current: Westinghouse Self-Lapping Type W

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

Automatic Governor:
1899-September 1904: None
September 1904-1947: Christensen
1951-Current: Westinghouse

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

Cylinder:
1899-September 1904: None
September 1904-1947: Christensen
1951-Current: Westinghouse

Interior:
1899-Current: Fitted with Central Partition
1990s-Current: Fitted with Saloon Heaters

Seating Style:
1899-1932: Transverse Reversible 2+1 wooden seats
1932-1967: Transverse Reversible 2+1 seating with W.S Laycock of Sheffield frames, fitted with upholstered seat cushions
1967-Current: Transverse Reversible 2+1 seating with W.S Laycock of Sheffield frames, fitted with Dunlopillo seat cushions

Seating Capacity:
1899-Current: 48

Exterior:
1930s: Fitted with additional headlights at both ends
1939-43: Side Window-Bars removed
1967-1975/76- Fitted with additional headlights at both ends
November 2012-February 2013: Fitted with ‘Santa Tram’ embellishments

Overhauls:
1944
1977
1987/88
Summer 1993-Spring 1995
Winter 2001/02-Spring 2002
Winter 2006/07-Spring 2007
Winter 2015/16: Repaint

Liveries/Repaints:

Dates Carried Livery Notes Image
1899-Winter 1904 Cream/White/Teak with ‘Douglas, Laxey & Ramsey Electric Tramway’ lettering. ‘Tramway’ lettering changed to ‘Railway’ by 1900
Winter 1904-Winter 1943 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering. Repainted 1926
Winter 1943-Spring 1958 Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering.
Spring 1958-Spring 1960 Green/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Spring 1960-Winter 1977 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.  Lining added Mid 1960s, Repainted Winter 1972
Winter 1977-Winter 1980 Red/White/Teak with ‘Isle of Man Railways.’ lettering.
Winter 1980-Winter 1994 Cream/White/Teak with ‘Douglas, Laxey and Electric Railway’ lettering.
Winter 1994-Spring 2002 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering. Middle panel renewed Spring 1998
Spring 2002-Winter 2006 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
Winter 2006-Winter 2011 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Winter 2011-Winter 2016 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Winter 2016-Current Green/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.

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