Manx Electric Cars 14-18

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Car Nos. 14 – 18
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ManufacturerG.F. Milnes & Co.
Built atBirkenhead
Constructed1898
Number built5
Number in service1
FormationOpen Toastrack
Capacity56 Passengers
Operator(s)Manx Electric Railway
Depot(s)Derby Castle Depôt
Specifications
Traction systemFour ECC traction motors of 20 hp (15 kW)
Power output80 hp (60 kW)
Current collection methodOverhead
Track gauge3 ft (914 mm)

This article details Car Nos. 14–18 of the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man.

The fourth batch of power cars delivered to the railway in 1898 were also the first open toastracks delivered. Five of these crossbench 56-seat cars were supplied by G.F. Milnes & Co., in 1898 and all of these survive today, with only two in semi-regular service, being cars 16, which carries the "nationalisation green" livery that was adopted for a brief time to selected cars from 1957 and car 18 which retains traditional company livery although, different from other open cars, the valences are white trimmed with red. All other open cars have red valences, trimmed white. The rest of the class remain in various states of disrepair having not been used for a number of years, latterly at the Homefield bus depot, their long-term futures uncertain, especially as two class members have been retained in serviceable condition.

References[edit]

  • Mike Goodwyn (1993). Manx Electric. Platform Five. ISBN 978-1-872524-52-8.
  • Keith Pearson (1992). 100 Years Of Manx Electric Railway. Leading Edge. ISBN 0-948135-38-7.
  • Norman Jones (1994). Isle Of Man Tramways. Foxline Publishing. ISBN 1-870119-32-0.

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