Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 2

Today “Picture in Time” is heading across the Irish Sea again and finds itself on the Isle of Man for a view of one of the original two trams still in existence – no. 2.

The main subject of our image is 1893 built tram no. 2 which along with still in existence no. 1 and the Laxey fire of 1930 victim no. 3 was built by G F Milnes for the opening of the line between Derby Castle and Groudle in the same year. The tram had by this time spent a period of time in use by the Overhead Line Department but continued to return to passenger service frequently.

In this view no. 2 is seen approaching 1906 Crossbench no. 32 at Garwick on 4th August 1967.

Photograph by Peter Narramore

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2 Responses to Picture in Time: Manx Electric Railway 2

  1. Phil Caine says:

    32 is actually approaching Ballagawne from the direction of Ballabeg. Garwick is beyond Ballagawne

  2. Ralph Oakes-Garnett says:

    This was a Friday and the whole week particularly the Saturday was one of those glorious hot weeks of the sixties!

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