Technical – Trailer No.56 (1904)

Built: Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works Ltd, 1904, Rebuilt M.E.R Derby Castle 1994-95
Delivered to M.E.R:
Spring 1904

Trucks:
1904-Current: Brill 27CXT

Seating Capacity:
1904-1994: 44
1994-Current: 12 seated, varies when accommodating wheelchair passengers

Interior:
1904-1994: Crossbench Seating
1994-Current: Adjustable Chairs and longitudinal benches

Exterior:
1994: Bodyside rebuilt with flat saloon sides, footboards cut down, interior fitted with wheelchair lift at Ramsey seaside end.

Overhauls:
1935
1994

Liveries/Repaints:

1904-1940s: Red/White (White Numbering, Red (Bordered White)/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red/Lined White Valance,  White ‘The Manx Electric Railway Co. Ltd’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards. (Repainted 1936)

1940s-1950s: Red/White (White Numbering), Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red Valance, White ‘M.E.R’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

1950s-Winter 1961/62: Red/White (White Numbering), Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red Valance, Red Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

Winter 1961/62-Post 1969: Red/White (White Numbering), Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), White Valance, White ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

Pre 1971-1978: Red/White (White Numbering), Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red/Lined White Valance, White ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

1978-Early 1990s: Red/White (Yellow Numbering, Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with IoMR/M.E.R Crest), Red/Lined White Valance,  Yellow ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Brown Footboards.

Early 1990s-1994: Red/White (Yellow Numbering, Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red/Lined White Valance,  Yellow ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

1995-Current: Red/White (White Numbering, Red/Teak (Lined Cream) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red Valance,  White ‘Manx Electric Railway’ Lettering on Lower Side Panels and Grey Footboards. (Repainted Winter 2012/13)

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