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Manx Electric Railway

To aid visibility of the current status of the trams on this fleet list the following colour coding is used:
Operational, Under Attention/Overhaul/Restoration, Stored/Withdrawn

Motors

Unvestibuled Saloons

Built: 1893 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 34
Motors: 4 x SEHC 25hp
Trucks: Brush D
Power Conductor: Trolley

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
1 Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramways Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
2 Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway Maroon & Ivory Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Notes:
1 is in the Guinness Book of Records as the Oldest Operational Electric Tramcar still operating on its original line.

Tunnel Cars

Built: 1894 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 36 (6, 7, 9), 32 (5)
Motors: 4 x SEHC 25hp
Trucks: Brush D
Power Conductor: Trolley

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
5 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
6 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
7 Douglas & Laxey Electric Railway Blue, White & Teak Derby Castle 2021 Photo
9 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Notes:
9 carries illuminations, first fitted for ethe Year of the Railways in 1993 and since renewed.

Crossbench Open Cars

Built: 1898 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 56
Motors: 4 x ECC 20hp (14, 15, 17, 18), 4 x SEHC 25hp (16)
Trucks: Milnes S3 (14, 15, 17, 18), Brush D (16)
Power Conductor: Trolley

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
14 Douglas & Ramsey Electric Tramway Maroon Derby Castle 2021 Photo
15 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 1973 Photo
16 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
17 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 1973 Photo
18 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2000 Photo

Winter Saloons

Built: 1898 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 48
Motors: 4 x SEHC 25hp
Trucks: Brill 27Cx
Power Conductor: Trolley

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
19 Douglas, Laxey & Ramsey Electric Tramway Cream & Teak Derby Castle 2021 Photo
20 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
21 Manx Electric Railway Green & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
22 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Notes:
22 was destroyed by fire in September 1990 and rebuilt with new bodywork by McArds of Port Erin, returning to service in 1992.

Freight Locomotive

Built: 1900 by Manx Electric Railway, Derby Castle
Trucks: None
Power Conductor: None

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
23 Manx Electric Railway Green & Grey Laxey 1993 Photo

"Paddlebox" Crossbench Open Cars

Built: 1898 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 56
Motors: 4 x SEHC 25hp (26, 27), None (25)
Trucks: Milnes S1 (26), None (25, 27)
Power Conductor: Trolley (where fitted)

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
25 Undercoat Red & White Laxey 1998 Photo
26 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Laxey 2009 Photo
27 Isle of Man Railways Yellow & White Laxey 2003 Photo

Notes:
25 was stripped of trucks and motors in 2003 for fitting to the then new works car 34.
27 was converted to a dedicated Works Car in the 1990s but is now withdrawn.

Crossbench Open Cars

Built: 1904 by ERTCC, Preston
Seats: 56
Motors: 4 x ECC 20hp
Trucks: Milnes S3 (28, 29, 30), None (31)
Power Conductor: Trolley

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
28 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Laxey 1970 Photo
29 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 1979 Photo
30 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Laxey 1971 Photo
31 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Laxey 2002 Photo

Notes:
29 is under restoration at Derby Castle Sheds with work having commenced in summer 2019. No timescale has been given for the completion of work which will be done in between other jobs.

Crossbench Open Cars

Built: 1906 by UECC, Preston
Seats: 56
Motors: 4 x GE60 27hp
Trucks: Brill 27Cx
Power Conductor: Trolley

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
32 Manx Electric Railway Green & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
33 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2020 Photo

Replica Locomotive

Built: 1995 by Manx Electric Railway, Derby Castle
Seats: -
Motors: 4 x SEHC 25hp
Trucks: Brush D
Power Conductor: Diesel engine

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
34 Manx Electric Railway Yellow & Red Derby Castle 2019 Photo

Notes:
34 started off life as a replica of Snaefell Mountain Railway car 7 "Maria", an electric loco built for freight. After a few years use it was stored in 1998 before being moved to Derby Castle in 2003 where a start was made in converting it to a works vehicle for the MER. This was duly completed for it to make appearances in 2004 although its first use was in 2006. It has also been used on the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Isle of Man Steam Railway and, of course, the Snaefell Mountain Railway.

Trailers

Open Trailers

Built: 1894 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 44
Trucks: Milnes S2

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
36 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Laxey 1971 Photo
37 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2020 Photo

Notes:
36 is under restoration at Laxey Car Sheds as a joint project between MER staff and volunteers.

Open Trailers

Built: 1930 by English Electric, Preston
Seats: 44
Trucks: Milnes S1

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
40 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
41 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
44 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Open Trailers

Built: 1903 by G.F.Milnes, Hadley
Seats: 44
Trucks: Milnes S3

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
42 Manx Electric Railway Ivory & Teak Derby Castle 2021 Photo
43 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Open Trailers

Built: 1899 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 44
Trucks: Milnes S1

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
46 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
47 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
48 Manx Electric Railway Blue & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Open Trailers

Built: 1893 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 44
Trucks: Milnes S1

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
49 Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway Maroon & Cream Derby Castle 2019 Photo
50 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Laxey 1978 Photo
51 Maroon & Teak Derby Castle 2021 Photo
53 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 1978 Photo
54 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2019 Photo

Open Trailers (as built)

Built: 1904 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 44
Trucks: Brill 27CxT (56), None (55)

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
55 Isle of Man Railways Red & White Derby Castle 1997 Photo
56 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Notes:
56 was converted into an Enclosed Disabled Access trailer in 1994.

Enclosed Saloon Trailers

Built: 1904 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 32
Trucks: Brill 27CxT

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
57 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo
58 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2019 Photo

Special Saloon

Built: 1895 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 18
Trucks: Milnes S2

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
59 Douglas & Laxey Coast Electric Tramway Blue & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Open Trailer

Built: 1896 by G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead
Seats: 44
Trucks: Milnes S1

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
60 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2021 Photo

Open Trailers

Built: 1906 by UECC, Preston
Seats: 44
Trucks: Brill 27CxT

No. Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
61 Manx Electric Railway Red & White Derby Castle 2019 Photo
62 Manx Electric Railway Green & White Derby Castle 2020 Photo

Works Trailers & Vans

No. Year Builder Type Livery Usual Location Year Last Operated Link
1 1894 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Tower Wagon Brown Derby Castle 2019 Photo
3 1894 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Van Grey Laxey Goods Shed 1977
4 1894 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Van Red Derby Castle 2019 Photo
8 1897 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Open Wagon Grey Derby Castle 2019 Photo
10 1897 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Open Wagon Grey Derby Castle 2019 Photo
11 1898 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Van Grey Derby Castle 1997
12 1898 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Tower Van Yellow Laxey Blacksmiths Siding 2013 Photo
13 1903 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Van Grey Laxey Goods Shed 1979
14 1903 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Flat Red Dhoon Quarry Sidings 1986
16 1908 Manx Electric Railway, Derby Castle Van Green Derby Castle 2019 Photo
21 1926 Manx Electric Railway, Derby Castle Flat Yellow & Black Derby Castle 2019
26 1895 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Freight Trailer Grey Laxey 1993 Photo
45 1899 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Permanent Way Flat Yellow & Black Laxey 2019 Photo
52 1893 G.F.Milnes, Birkenhead Overhead Line Tower Yellow & Black Laxey 2019 Photo

Thank you to Manx Electric Railway Online for information contained on this fleet list. For full details of all rolling stock that has operated on the MER over the years visit this website.


This page was last updated on Sunday 7th November 2021


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