Technical – Car No.22 (1899)

Conductors:
1899-Current: Trolley Pole

Trucks:
1899–October 1904: Milnes Series 3 (E.C.C Frames)
October 1904-Current: Brill 27Cx (ex-Car No.31)
Winter 2012-Spring 2013: Brush ‘D’ Truck No. 993/Brill 27Cx
Spring 2013-Current Brill 27Cx (Ramsey end ex-Car No.20)

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

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

Motor Compressor:
1899-October 1904: None
October 1904-1961: Christensen
1961-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

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

Switchgear:
1899-October 1904: None
October 1904-1961: Christensen
1961-Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

Cylinder:

1899-October 1904: None
October 1904-1947: Christensen
1951-Current: Westinghouse

Interior:
1899-1990, 1992-Current: Fitted with Central Partition
1992-Current: Fitted with Public Address System
1992-Current: Fitted with Electric Bell System
Autumn/Winter 1997: 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
1967-1990: Transverse Reversible 2+1 seating with W.S Laycock of Sheffield frames, fitted with Dunlopillo seat cushions
1992-Current: Transverse Reversible 2+1 seating with Replica W.S Laycock of Sheffield frames, fitted with upholstered seat cushions

Seating Capacity:
1899-1990: 48
1992-Current: 48

Exterior:
1930s: Fitted with additional headlights at both ends
1939-43: Side Window-Bars removed
1969-1979: Fitted with additional headlights at both ends 
1992-Current: Air Sanding Equipment
1994-Current: Fitted with Spotlights below ends

Overhauls:
1943
Spring 1989-Spring 1990
Autumn 1990-Spring 1992
Summer 2000-Spring 2001
Spring 2010-Autumn 2010

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.
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 Spring 1962, Repainted Winter 1968
Winter 1978-Spring 1989 Red/White/Teak with ‘Isle of Man Railways.’ lettering. Repainted Winter 1979
Spring 1989-Autumn 1990 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
Spring 1992-Spring 2001 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Spring 2001-Autumn 2002 Red/White with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Autumn 2002-Autumn 2010 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Autumn 2010-Current Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.

 

 

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