The Manx Electric Railway is an electric inter-urban tramway connecting Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey in the Isle of Man. It connects with the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway at its southern terminus at Derby Castle at the northern end of the promenade in Douglas, and with the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey. The railway's route is undulating and passes through areas of scenic beauty. For that reason, among others, many holiday visitors to the Isle of Man take an excursion on one of the trams.
Car 25, seen here at Laxey, was in the sixth batch of tramcars delivered. These open cars were purchased from G.F. Milnes & Co., in 1898 and only No. 24 has been lost, and this was in the 1930 fire at Laxey. Of those remaining, car 25 was stripped of her trucks and motors in 2003 and these have since been fitted to the "new" dedicated works car, now known as car 34. Also, car 26 has been out of service for many years, and 27 is a permanent way "hack" having more recently received a striped yellow and black paint scene to her dash panels, and prior to this a somewhat makeshift windscreen.
Scanned on my recently purchased Plustek OpticFilm 7600i from a 1970/80's slide, processed in CS3 and Topaz. 6/10
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