Technical – Car No.7 (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’
1959: Hydraulic shock absorbers fitted to axleboxes
1965-1969: Longer axlebox coil springs fitted
19xx-2010: Brush Type ‘D’ trucks Nos. 982 and 997 (hydraulic shock absorbers fitted to axleboxes)
2011-September 2012: Brush Type ‘D’ trucks Nos.985 and 986 (ex-Car No.27)
September 2012-Current: Brush Type ‘D’ trucks Nos.981 and 995 (fitted with roller bearings, ex-Car No.26)

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:
1894-2007: Open
1967-69: Dunlopillo Seat Cushions fitted
2002-03: Dunlopillo Seat Cushions removed
2010/11: Central Partition fitted

Seating Style:
1894-2007 – Longitudinal wooden benches
2010/11-Current: Transverse Reversible 2+1 seating (8 rows and 8 bulkhead seats) fitted by M.E.R, Derby Castle

Seating Capacity:
1894-2007 – 36
2011-Current: 32

Exterior:
1969-71: Central Cab Window Partition removed
19xx: Iron Platform Gates removed and replaced by Glazed Doors
Autumn 2012: Fitted with Spotlights below cabs

Major Overhauls:
1944
Winter 1984-Spring 1985
Winter 1994 – August 1995
Winter 2006 – Summer 2011

Liveries/Repaints:

Dates Carried Livery Notes Image
1894-1898 Blue/White/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Electric Tramway’ lettering.
1898-1903 Blue/White/Teak with ‘Douglas, Laxey & Ramsey Electric Railway’ lettering.
1903-1944 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
1944-1969/70 Red/White/Teak with ‘M.E.R.’ lettering.
1969/70-Spring 1978 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Spring 1978-Winter 1984 Red/White/Teak with ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering.
Winter 1984-Spring 1991 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
Spring 1991-Summer 1995 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
Summer 1995-Summer 2010 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Summer 2010-Current Blue/White/Teak with ‘Douglas & Laxey Electric Tramway’ lettering.  Repainted Winter 2015/16

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