2009

Dewi's Train, Tram, Trolley
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A one-day trip: we flew from Liverpool to the Isle of Man and returned in the late afternoon. An excellent trip: we were welcomed at the line and were shown around everything.

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1949-vintage Leyland bus which picked us up at the airport . . .
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Ready for the return trip
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and delivered us to the end of the Manx Electric Railway line.
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First photo stop on the way back to Laxey
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The electric line is at the end of the horse-car line which runs along the promenade. This shows the car barn (tram shed) for the horse-cars
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Second photo stop, at a permanent-way yard
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Looking back into the town (Douglas) along the horse-car tracks.
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P-W yard
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The interior of the car barn: everything is packed indoors for winter.
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P-W yard
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Electice car no. 1 was sent down the hill to shuttle us to the depot.
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Ready to leave P-W yard
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Front view of car no. 1
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Across a ravine
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The depot/repair shops
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The rock face is being stablized
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Looking back into Douglas.
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Car no. 1 has been running since 1893. Electric vehicles seem to last a long time!
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Car rebuilding in progress
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Approaching Laxey: the viaduct whil we will cross to leave Laxey on the other side of the river.
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No. 9 and no. 21 over the pit
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The Snaefell wheel ("Lady Evelyn") in Laxey
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Some open-sided cars had shutters for bad weather
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The Snaefell wheel ("Lady Evelyn") in Laxey
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Motor bogie: nose-mounted motor
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The Snaefell wheel ("Lady Evelyn") in Laxey
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The two refurbished trainlers, nos. 58 & 59
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The biggest waterwheel in the world: "Lady Isabella" in Laxey (yes, the Triskelion IS backwards).
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Bogie with gear cover removed, making the spur gears visible.
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The viaduct, over river and road, in Laxey
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Bogie with gear cover replaced
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The viaduct seen from the tram level. In teh centre is a piece of mixed-gauge track: the 3-ft gauge of th Manx Electic Railway and the 3'6" gauge of the Snaefell Mountain Railway, which begins here at the two right-hand tracks.
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Many of the machine tools are still belt-driven.
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Car no. 22, towing trailer no. 58, arrives from Douglas on its way to Ramsey.
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Car 22 runs into the station and unloads
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Car body being rebuilt
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as the two trains pass.
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Track alongside public road - or vice versa.
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Car 22 departs, leaving our train of no. 1 and 59
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The tram station in Ramsey
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The start of the Fell braking rail on the Snaefell Mountain Rlwy. Rollers and grippers use the centre rail for additional braking friction.
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Dewi in car no. 1 at Ramsey
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The interior of car no. 1
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Swinging the pole at Ramsey, the end of the line.
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Arriving at the electrical substation
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The trainler car at Ramsey
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Mercury-arc rectifier: tram is drawing power so there is aplasma discharge inside the rectifier.
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A truck/bogie of the trailer car
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Power control board
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A truck/bogie of the motor car
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Locomotive/generator car. On one occasion, this allowed the MER to operate a tram of the isle of Man Steam railway.
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Coupling between motor car no. 1 and the trailer
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