Trailer No.43 (1903)

Trailer No.43 at Derby Castle, July 2017 © Alex Fairlie

CURRENT STATUS AND LOCATION YEAR LAST OPERATED LIVERY
In Service In Service M.E.R Red/White/Teak

History
Trailer No.43 was ordered by the Manx Electric Railway Company in late 1903 from G.F Milnes. It took the number from the original 1898 Trailer, which had latterly been motorised and became No.27.

No.43 has seen constant use from it’s construction, usually operating on full-line service and specials. In April 2010, it became the only Trailer to have operated in passenger service on the Isle of Man Steam Railway (No.37/No.49/No.60 were stored there during the Derby Castle Top Shed rebuild) with Diesel Locomotive No.34 as part of the ‘Rush Hour’ event.  Trailer No.43 is operational today, but is less favourable for service due to its heavier weight than the normal 40-series Trailers.

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