Technical – Trailer No.55 (1904)

Built: Electric Railway and Tramway Carriage Works Ltd, 1904
Delivered to M.E.R:
Spring 1904

Trucks:
1904-2012: Brill 27CXT
2012-Current: None

Seating Capacity:
1904-Current: 44

Numbering:

1904-1977: Trailer No.55
1977-1978: Trailer No.25
1978-Current: Trailer No.55

Overhauls:
1931
1960s
1975

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 1926, 1931)

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

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

Mid 1950s-Early 1960s: Red/White (White Numbering, Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red Valance,  Red Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

Early 1960s-Spring 1977: 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.

Spring 1977-Winter 1977: Red/White (Blue Numbering, Silver (Lined Red/Silver)/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red/Lined Silver Valance with Crest,  White ‘Manx Electric Railway’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Grey Footboards.

Winter 1977-Late 1980s: Red/White (Yellow Numbering, Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red/Lined Silver Valance,  Yellow ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Brown Footboards.

Late 1980s-Current: Red/White (White Numbering, Red/Teak (Lined Yellow) Bulkheads with M.E.R Crest), Red/Lined White Valance with White Numbering,  Yellow ‘Isle of Man Railways’ lettering on Kicker Board, and Brown Footboards.

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