Technical – Car No.6 (1894)

Conductors:
1894-1898: Bow Collectors
1898-Current: Trolley Pole

Trucks:
1894-July/August 1903: Milnes Series 3 (Milnes Frames)
July/August 1903: Brush Type ‘D’
1967-1968: Longer axlebox coil springs fitted, with hydraulic shock absorbers fitted to axleboxes
19xx-Current: Brush Type ‘D’ trucks Nos. 977 and 978 (hydraulic shock absorbers fitted to axleboxes)

Traction Motors:
1894-July/August 1903: 2 x Mather and Platt 25hp
July/August 1903-Current: 4 x 25hp SEHC (Societe l’Electricite et l’Hydraulique)

Controllers:
1894-July/August 1903: Mather and Platt
July/August 1903-January 1946: General Electric K11 units
January 1946-Current: General Electric K12 units

Braking:
1893-July/August 1903: Handbrake only
July/August 1903-Current: Air Braking
1932 – Fitted with Trailer Air Cocks

Application Valves:
1894-July/August 1903: None
Current: Christensen

Motor Compressor:
1894-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-1950s: Christensen
1959 – Current: Maley and Taunton (ex-Sheffield City Transport)

Automatic Governor:
1894-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-1950s: Christensen
1950s-Current: Maley and Taunton

Switchgear
1894-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-1950s: Christensen
1950s-Current: Maley and Taunton

Cylinder:
1894-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-Current: Christensen

Interior:
1894-Spring 1963: Open
Spring 1963: Central Partition for Smoking/Non Smoking fitted
1967-69: Dunlopillo Seat Cushions fitted
1991-92: Dunlopillo Seat Cushions removed

Seating Style:
1894-Current: Longitudinal wooden benches

Seating Capacity:
1894-Current: 36

Exterior:
19xxs: Iron Platform Gates removed and replaced by Glazed Doors
Mid 1940s: Side Window-Bars removed
1969: Central Cab Window Partition removed
September 1991-Spring 1993: Central Cab Window Partition rebuilt
July 1994-August 1994: Temporarily renumbered to No.8
Summer 1995: Temporarily renumbered to No.4
Summer 1996: Temporarily renumbered to No.10
Winter 2004-Summer 2006: Central Cab Window Partition removed
November 2012-January 2013: Fitted with ‘Santa Tram’ embellishments
March 2013-Winter 2013: Fitted with ’120 Years of the M.E.R’ vinyls on cab ends

Overhauls:
1943
Winter 1981-Spring 1982
Winter 1992-Spring 1993
Winter 1996-Spring 1998
Winter 2004-Summer 2006
Winter 2016/17: Repaint and Body Repairs

Liveries/Repaints:

Dates Carried Livery Notes Image
1894-1898 Blue/White/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Electric Tramway’ lettering. Groudle, 1894
1898-1903 Blue/White/Teak with ‘Douglas, Laxey & Ramsey Electric Railway’ lettering. Groudle, Late 1890s
1903-1939 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.  Repainted 1932, 1937 Derby Castle Car Sheds, 1903
1939-Mid/Late 1940s Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering. Derby Castle Top Sheds, 1939
Mid/Late 1940s-Winter 1964 Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering. South Cape, 1962
Spring 1965-Spring 1969 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Laxey, 1965
Spring 1969-Spring 1978 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Ramsey, 1975
Spring 1978-Winter 1981 Red/White/Teak with ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering. Derby Castle, 1979
Winter 1981-Winter 1990  Red/White/Teak with ‘Isle of Man Passenger Transport’ lettering. Laxey Blacksmith's Siding, 1980s
Winter 1990-Winter 1992  Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering Laxey Blacksmith's Siding, 1991
Winter 1992-Summer 1998  Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering Groudle, 1993
Summer 1998-Spring 2001 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering Derby Castle, 2000
Spring 2001-Summer 2006   Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering Ramsey, 2001
Summer 2006-Winter 2010  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Derby Castle Car Sheds, 2006
Winter 2010-Winter 2016  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Ends Repainted Spring 2014 Derby Castle, 2011
Winter 2016-Current Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.

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