People Carrier No.23 

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4 (Staff)


7’ 6”

Wickham Of Ware


July 2018



This unit was brought to the island in May 1978 after being purchased second-hand by the management from the Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway in Scotland, later seeing use at Possil Park in Glasgow since 1973 when the system closed.  Overhauled to take part in the Year Of Railways in 1993 and wearing a blue livery, it was later repainted into national transport livery in 2002 of red and cream until 2011, when it received the standard department green at this time and is present in store requiring attention.  The fleet number is carried on the windscreen in black plastic stickers, these in fact being in place long before the number was actually allocated.

August 2019

Douglas Station

February 2017

Ballasalla Station

March 2011

Douglas Station

No.23 in the rear of the running shed at Douglas Station stored out of use and awaiting attention; this unit bears some similarities to No.22 but has fixed plywood sides with doors and former bus windows whereas the other unit has canvas curtained sides.

(Photo: I.o.M.S.R.S.A.)



August 1997

Douglas Station