Technical – Car No.9 (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’
1960-1963: Longer axlebox coil springs fitted, with hydraulic shock absorbers fitted to axleboxes
19xx-Current: Brush Type ‘D’ trucks Nos. 987 and 993 (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-February 1948: General Electric K11 units
February 1948-Current: General Electric K12 units

Braking:

1893-July/August 1903: Handbrake only
July/August 1903-Current: Air Braking

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
1959-Current: Maley and Taunton

Switchgear:
1894-July/August 1903: None
July/August 1903-1959: Christensen
1959-Current: Maley and Taunton

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

Interior:
1967-69: Dunlopillo Seat Cushions fitted
Winter 1983/Spring 1984: Central Partition fitted

Seating Style:
1894-Current: Transverse wooden benches

Seating Capacity:
1894-Current: 36

Exterior:
1930s-Winter 1964: Large metal snowplough fitted to Ramsey end during Winter seasons
Winter 1968/Spring 1969: Side Window Bars removed
Winter 1977: Central Cab Window Partition removed
Winter 1983/Spring 1984: Iron Platform Gates removed and replaced by Glazed Doors
Spring 1993-Winter 2000/01: Fitted with Spotlights below ends

Overhauls:
1936
Winter 1983-Spring 1984
Summer 1992-Spring 1993
Winter 2003-June 2004
Winter 2010-Spring 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.
1903-1939 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
1939-Winter 1956 Red/White/Teak with ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co Ltd.’ lettering.
Winter 1956-Winter 1968 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering.
Winter 1968-Winter 1977 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Winter 1977-Winter 1978 Red/White/Teak with ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering.
Winter 1978-Winter 1983 Cream/Teak with ‘Douglas, Laxey & Ramsey Electric Railway’ lettering.
Winter 1983-Winter 1992 Cream/Teak with ‘Douglas, Laxey & Ramsey Electric Railway’ lettering.
Winter 1992-Winter 1993 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering.
Side Bulb Illuminations, Circular Illuminated Front and ‘100’ / ‘1893-Manx Electric Railway Centenary-1993’ Roofboxes
Winter 1993-Winter 1995 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering.
Side Bulb Illuminations, Circular Illuminated Front and ‘100’ / ‘1895-Snaefell Mountain Railway-1995’ Roofboxes
Winter 1995-Winter 1996 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering.
Side Bulb Illuminations, Circular Illuminated Front and ‘100’ / ‘1896-Groudle Glen Railway Centenary-1996’ Roofboxes
Winter 1996-Winter 1998 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering.
Side Bulb Illuminations, Circular Illuminated Front and ‘Steam 125’ / ‘1873-125 Years of Steam-1998’ Roofboxes
Winter 1998-Winter 2000 Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering.
Side Bulb Illuminations, Circular Illuminated Front and ‘100 Years to Ramsey’ / ‘1893-Manx Electric Railway-Back to the Future-2000’ Roofboxes
 ‘100 Years to Ramsey’ roofboard blanked out from Winter 1999
Winter 2000-Winter 2003  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Side Bulb Illuminations
Winter 2003-Autumn 2004  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Fitted with LED Strip Illuminations July 2004
Autumn 2004-Summer 2005  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
LED Strip Illuminations, ‘Laxey Wheel-150 Years’ Roofboxes
Roofboxes removed in June 2005
Summer 2005-Winter 2010  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
LED Strip Illuminations
Winter 2010-Autumn 2011  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering. Fitted with LED Strip Illuminations Autumn 2011
Autumn 2011-Spring 2016  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
LED Strip Illuminations
Spring 2016-Current  Red/White/Teak with ‘Manx Electric Railway.’ lettering.
Side/Front Bulb Illuminations

 

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